SANDRA LEE - MUSEUM OF CRAFTS + DESIGN
STUMBLEUPON - DESIGN GUILD SF
(with assistance from RWM)
Sandra Lee Gallery: Big Dreams - Esther Pearl Watson; Mark Todd Solo Exhibition.
Review by RWM: Down home UFOs on display, but you better have an invite before strolling on by, and be sure to get official clearance before you eat the food. Esther Pearl Watson's art is far from slick and will perhaps remind you of the renderings from your formative days. The dream comes through, or maybe for some, a nightmare from out of the scary skies. The subjects, though fantastic and childlike, are actually also for adults.
Comment by AB: Esther Pearl Watson grew up with a father who actually built flying saucers-- with engines and moving parts and everything. Her reminiscences in paint make for an endearing continuation of a very odd saga. Unfortunately, her prices are as out of this world as her subject matters. Peppy endeavors nevertheless. In the rear gallery, enjoy Mark Todd's art based on vintage comic book covers.
Art by Esther Pearl Watson.
Flying saucer art by Esther Pearl Watson (kinda like it).
Esther Pearl Watson and her art.
Art by Esther Pearl Watson.
Mark Todd & his art.
Comic book based art by Mark Todd.
San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design: FourSite- 4 Artists | 4 Materials | 4 Sites.
Artists: Tanya Aguiņiga, Paul Hayes, Tom Hill, Christine Lee.
Review by RWM: Great environmental show with meticulous re-workings of wooden shingles for the wall by Christine Lee, falling recycled paper "leaves" by Paul Hayes looking like wisps of ash floating down from our wood burning fire places, fibrous opportunities to swim vicariously in the big blue by Tanya Aguiņiga, and Tom Hill's journey in painted sculpted metal to magical jungle forests in search of exotic insect life, rare creatures and strange tropical birds. But watch out-- even though rendered in style, these endangered species may well bite those unprepared. Nice awareness of earthly issues displayed with style and ingenuity.
Paper installation art by Paul Hayes (like it).
Interior of paper installation art by Paul Hayes.
Painted metal jungle art by Tom Hill.
Tom Hill insect and creature art.
Installation art by Tanya Aguiņiga.
Installation art by Christine Lee.
Dueling bassoons (one of the players is Tom Hill... not sure which).
San Francisco Museum of Crafts + Design.
Design Guild SF: Adrianna Bamber, Eric Nichols.
Review by RWM: Cool art, small and affordable. There's some kind of party going on in Adrianna Bamber's images and you're more than welcome to join in. All sorts of creatures and people gathered together for a fun, but somewhat odd time.
Comment by AB: Plus a little artistic science fiction courtesy of Eric Nichols.
Art by Adrianna Bamber.
Adrianna Bamber art.
Art by Adrianna Bamber in above image closer.
Art by Eric Nichols.
Art by Michael Louis Young at StumbleUpon.
Art by Bartomon at StumbleUpon.