SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE - APRIL IN PARIS
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San Francisco Art Institute: Francis Cape - Utopian Benches.
Comment by AB: See Francis Cape's exceptionally well-constructed replicas in poplar of 17 bench styles that were originally crafted and used by 19th century American communal societies including the Shakers, Amana Inspirationists, Zoar Separatists, the Harmony Society and others. The benches are arranged in rows, much as they would have been back in the day, providing a perfect setting for gatherings, contemplation, dialogue, higher thinking, and reflection on the values of the past, the state of the present, and possibilities for the future.
Hopefully this and similar exhibitions and installations will help can the babble from the "craft is not art" ninnies.
The basic idea - bench art by Francis Cape at San Francisco Art Institute.
Functional art by Francis Cape.
Francis Cape (rt) with Liza & Duncan Phillips at SFAI (image c/o Sherry Miller).
Index cam closeup of woodwork by Francis Cape.
Use of square nails by Francis Cape.
Utopian Benches by Francis Cape.
Details of joinery in above image.
Functional seating art by Francis Cape.
Art by Francis Cape.
April in Paris: April in Paris - Lisa Bostwick.
Comment by AB: April in Paris serves as studio, workshop and retail space for master artisan and designer Béatrice Amblard's fine leather accessories (formerly with Hermes, Paris). Those qualifications make this the perfect venue for Lisa Bostwick's idyllic paintings of, you guessed it... April in Paris. While you're there enjoying the paintings, check out the leatherwork for sale- it's awesome.
Paris springtime art by Lisa Bostwick at April in Paris.
Paris scene art by Lisa Bostwick.
Lisa Bostwick art.
Art by Lisa Bostwick.
Venue - Lisa Bostwick art show at April in Paris.