modest process. irregular atmosphere considered.
November 9 - December 13
modest process. irregular atmosphere considered. is a group show inspired by the ideas of Sophie Taeuber-Arp and featuring works by Joseph Ferriso, Jonathan Anzalone, Faye Kendall, Sophie Leininger and Daren Wilson.
Sophie Taeuber-Arp is regarded as one of the most influential European artists of the Concrete Art movement making significant contributions to the development of modern art with her inspired and passionate works. A master craftswoman, she utilized her knowledge of craft to bring her ideas to fruition.
Taeuber-Arp made intricate costumes to wear during her dance performances, beaded jewelry, textiles, flatware and paintings that all reflected her understanding of color and balance. Taeuber-Arp believed that everything was art therefore making everything art.
The artists in this exhibition reflect a similar ethos, working within a variety of mediums to output their creative vision.
Joseph Ferriso and Jonathan Anzalone collaborate to make furniture and lighting with reclaimed materials that is strongly influenced by their understanding of painting, abstraction, color and symmetry.
Faye Kendall creates sculpture, textiles, installation, painting and drawing to commemorate time spent in the natural world. Natural and found materials are collected for their totemic potential and re-ordered as chimes; hanging mobile-like structures that recall their place of origin. Her sewn wall tapestry is constructed of silk ombre-dyed with indigo to recall stalactites and geological layers.
Working with painting and installation, Sophie Leininger investigates her interests in traditional textiles. Transforming a space, Leininger encourages the viewer to tap into their emotions more intimately, creating an environment of calm and reflection.
Inspired by the repetitious nature of Giorgio Morandi’s still life, Daren Wilson uses ceramics and painting to investigate his interest in the repeated form. Casting the same shape over and over again becomes a meditative process on comfort and simplicity.
Coming together in the form of two installations, the works in this exhibition invite us to become introspective, to reflect on the world around us, to feel joie de vivre and to appreciate the many view points of the art object.
Joseph Ferriso and Jonathan Anzalone are the co-founders of Anzfer Farms, a workshop and showroom in the Outer Richmond District of San Francisco. Before co-founding Anzfer Farms in 2009 Joseph worked as a fine art framer, fabricator and installer for artists, designers and institutions in NYC. Meanwhile Jonathan apprenticed with a fine furniture maker in New England and also worked with artists and estates doing fabrication, framing and restoration. Both Jonathan and Joseph maintain a painting and drawing studio practice which feeds the collaborative pieces of Anzfer Farms. anzferfarms.blogspot.com
Faye Kendall lives and works in Oakland, Ca. and received an MFA in 2007 from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and a BFA in 2004 from Colorado State University. In addition to her individual art making practice she teaches at California College of the Arts and collaborates with Sophie Leininger as The Dog and The Wolf to make site specific installations. fayekendall.com
Sophie Leininger is an Oakland, CA based artist and designer. She relishes in dreaming of new ideas and projects, and the sweet California sunshine. She is the owner of Magic Carpet Yoga Mats and teaches fine art to adults with developmental disabilities. sophieleininger.com
Daren Wilson is an interdisciplinary artist who since the spring of 2011 has devoted the majority of his studio practice to copying the still life paintings of Giorgio Morandi. The artist had created over 60 Morandi copies to exact scale which culminated in the exhibition Daren Wilson: After Morandi at Will Brown in San Francisco, accompanied by a catalogue by the same name published by Glass, house. The artist's focus has simultaneously been directed on ceramics. Daren has created hundreds of bud vases, each with it's own unique glazing. In January 2014 Daren will begin an artist in residence at the Berkeley Art Museum which will culminate in a show of his ceramics titled The Possible. lazylazerpointer.blogspot.com