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Something At Every Moment
August 16 – September 10
Opening Reception August 16, 6-9:30pm
Needles & Pens is pleased to announce it’s next exhibition, Something At Every Moment, curated by Amanda Roscoe Mayo. The show runs August 16 – September 10 with an opening reception on August 16 from 6-9:30pm
Featuring the work of Elizabeth Bernstein, Robin Juan, Gui Komel, James Scheuren, Something At Every Moment takes the home, or places with personal meaning to others, and investigates the marks left by persons who frequent those spaces. What is left behind in a space or given special placement becomes the subject of the works.
Elizabeth Bernstein enters the living spaces of others and photographs isolated belongings, elevating them to monumental status. Robin Juan creates altars of sorts dealing with the personal experience of past, present, and future focusing on the symbolic significance of the number three. Gui Komel presents work charged with personal meaning photographing sites that were significant to the day his father was hunted down in Brazil. He also finds treasures tucked away in places most would find solace, like bookstores and attics. James Scheuren’s beautiful images deal in large part with architectural moments, BMX Cloud Scape (2012)—a wall used during BMX tricks showcases its memory through the mark of the tire left behind. All in all these items and these spaces have significance to those continually spending time in them. These artists offer perspective and record, a look into the sacred space of others, highlighting the “something” in every moment.
Needles & Pens is an emporium of zines, books, handmade goods, and an art gallery. Located in San Francisco’s Mission District since 2003, the space aims to provide an affordable place where like-minded people from the community can display and sell their own homemade goods, home published zines, and artwork. The shop and gallery is open daily noon – 7pm and is located at 3235 16th street. Find us on facebook at needlesandpens.
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