Thursday, November 22, 2012

Impartial Spectator



(mixed media, 8" x 20", Lani Asher, 2012)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Memory Palace

    
(mixed media, 10" x 20", Lani Asher, 2012)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bare Attention


(mixed media, 9" x 15", Lani Asher, 2012)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Implicit Memory

























(mixed media, 10" x 20", Lani Asher, 2012)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Opening Day - Reconstructions

Intricate collage, shapes and openings within fields of texture rich with symbols greeted visitors to the Mauve? Office today. Lani Asher's "Reconstructions" will be on view for the next four weeks, and gallery-goers are already planning repeat visits to further explore the various nooks, crannies, twists, and turns of the work.

About the show:

In my mixed media works, collaged papers, drawings, and photographs operate like metaphorical apertures. The visual architecture of the work uses personal signs and symbols leading through symbolic doors and windows, constructing a poetic and meditative space. Some of my recent paper based works are delicate, textured, and irregularly shaped collages. I also have a series of 5 X 7 boards that use pencil, collaged paper and paint. These are based on the New Mexican landscape and traditional textiles called colchas, composed of found pieces of fabric quilted together and stitched, which can be traced to Turkey and Sephardic Spain.

About the artist:

Lani Asher grew up in Los Angeles and studied painting at the College of Creative Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara and has an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in New Genres. As a community based art teacher, she has worked for various Bay Area non –profit art organizations. She currently maintains a studio in the Mission District.

www.laniasher.com

Join us at the Mauve? Office for a reception with the artist, Friday, November 16th, at 7pm.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Untitled" (paper scar 1)



Cotton linten cast, Oak tree scar
8" x 10" x 3.5"
Chelsea Pegram
2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

"Untitled" (mauve pockets)
























latex paint, tracing paper, pins
dimensions variable
Chelsea Pegram
2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Opening Day - Lining

Visitors to Mauve? today arrived to a scene of stitched paper scars, spherical sculpture, and moments of mauve both structural and floating, as the cubicle exhibition space was transformed into a less sterile environment ripe for exploration. Chelsea Pegram's "Lining: A Positive Re-Imagining" will be on view through November 4th.

About the show:

Chelsea Pegram complicates the notion of organic in her exhibition of new work at Mauve? Office of Exhibitions. Sculptures of plant and human-like forms recruit the formal elements of the cubicle to take on subjects of healing and growth. This disruption of the pacified, economical design, suggests that, despite the effort to advance human activity and labor, a new artificially natural, and therefore unpredictable, world exists. Through the work, a relationship is created between the spontaneous and persistent resilience of nature and the neutralized capitalist condition. At least for the duration of the exhibit, the native occupants, and visitors, will inhabit in this sensitized environment.

About the artist:

Chelsea Pegramʼs work employs the materiality of subject and form to investigate the role agency and curiosity play in the negotiation between our natural and industrialized worlds. Her sculptural work and installations have been exhibited around the Bay Area including the Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Swarm Gallery, and Pro Arts, with an upcoming show in the MFA Selections Exhibition at the di Rosa Gateway Gallery in February 2013. She graduated from Mills College with an MFA in Studio Art in 2011. Chelsea lives and works in Oakland, CA.

We'll be hosting a reception with the artist on Friday, October 19th, at 7pm, and hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

8 October - 4 November 2012

"Lining: A Positive Re-Imagining" by Chelsea Pegram



"Untitled (paper scar 2)" detail
Cotton linten cast, Oak tree scar
10" x 11" x 4.5"
2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Collapse



Author: Luca Nino Antonucci
Medium: Dot Matrix Print
Dimensions: 9 by 10.5
Year: 2011


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Human Error



Author: Eric William Carroll
Medium: Softcover Book
Dimensions: 5 by 7
Year: 2012


Monday, September 24, 2012

The Critic as Artist




Author: Oscar Wilde + Publication Studio
Medium: Softcover book
Dimensions: 4.5 by 7
Year: 2012


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Notes for an Art School



Dexter Sinister + Publication Studio
Medium: Softcover Book
Dimensions: 6.5 by 10.5
Year: 2012


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office of Soft Architecture




Author: Lisa Robertson + Publication Studio
Medium: Softcover Book
Dimensions: 6.5 by 4.5
Year: 2012


Friday, September 21, 2012

Access to Tools: Publications from the Whole Earth Catalog




Author: David Senior + Publication Studio
Medium: Softcover Book
Dimensions: 6.5 by 4.5
Year: 2012




Thursday, September 20, 2012

Eyes that are like two suns



Author: Luke Stettner and Carmen Winant
Medium: Softcover book
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11
Year: 2012


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Interface + Theater



Author: Nickolas Mohanna
Medium: Softcover book           
Dimensions: 5 by 7
Year: 2012


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Present Order: Writings on the Works of Ian Hamilton Finlay



Author: Caitlin Murray and Tim Johnson - Marfa Book Co.
Medium: Softcover book
Dimensions: 4 by 6
Year: 2010-2011

Monday, September 17, 2012

Drawer Study



Author: Josh Keller
Medium: Softcover book
Dimensions: 4 by 5
Year: 2010

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Push Bright in Vigor



Author: Vanessa Hope and Tim Belonax
Medium: Softcover Book
Dimensions: 5 by 7
Year: 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

UFOs and their Spiritual Mission



Author: Daniel Glendening
Medium: Softcover Book
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11
Year: 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Ambient Disaster



Author: Nicholas Miller
Medium: Sound on USB Drive           
Dimensions: .5 inch by 2 inch
Year: 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sumi Moderne, Sumi Urbana and Sumi 1111 Print



Author: Luke Fischbeck
Medium: Screenprint on Paper
Dimensions: Variable
Year: 2011-2012