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.


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

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