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de Young Museum

Exhibition Detail
Andy Diaz Hope + Laurel Roth
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

June 6th, 2012 - July 1st, 2012
Allegory of the Monoceros, Andy Diaz Hope, Laurel RothAndy Diaz Hope, Laurel Roth,
Allegory of the Monoceros,
2008, Jacquard tapestry, 106 x 76 in.
Haight/GG Park
Tue-Sun, 9:30-5:15, last ticket 4 pm; Friday (March 30 through November 23 only) 9:30-8:45
Admission into the Kimball Education Gallery is free of charge.

Join artists Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth as they spend a month in the Artist Studio to collaborate on a new tapestry. Visitors' input will be incorporated into the final design.  

From the artists:

Our collaborations provide and important third entity to our individual practices. Diaz Hope’s work focuses primarily on humanity’s impact on its own internal landscape, while Roth’s focuses on humanity’s impact on the external world. Our collaborations allow us to meld these two foci to explore topics from mulitple points of view. We began collaborating in 2004. Since then we collaborate regularly and often include joint work in our individual exhibitions as well as creating entirely collaborative exhibitions such as our Future Darwinist show in 2008 and the 2011 show in 2011 at Schroeder Romero Gallery; and the Pharmacopeia installations at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Gescheidle Gallery in Chicago, and Mixed Greens gallery in New York City. 

Our most recent work together is a triptych of tapestries inspired by the Unicorn Tapestries and structured on the three fundamental conflicts in literature. The first, Allegory of the Monoceros, illustrates the end of Darwinian natural selection and the growth of human-centric evolution. The second, Allegory of the Infinite Mortal, portrays a garden for contemplation of the scientific and philosophical structures humans have used throughout history to explore the concepts of infinity and immortality and our place therein.The third tapestry will be created during our fellowship at the de Young. 

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