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Joe Brubaker: Everyday Saints

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Adalina, 2012 Wood Sculpture 30 X 6 X 5" © Joe Brubaker
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Alba, 2012 Wood Sculpture 42 X 14 X 11 © Joe Brubaker
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Alessandro, 2012 Sculpture, Assemblage 30 X 24 X 4" © Joe Brubaker
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Susan, 2012 Wood Sculpture 36 X 6 X 5" © Joe Brubaker
Joe Brubaker: Everyday Saints

108 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
December 1st, 2012 - December 30th, 2012
Opening: December 14th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.seagergray.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
North Bay/Napa
EMAIL:  
art@seagergray.com
PHONE:  
415-384-8288
OPEN HOURS:  
11 to 6, Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 on Sunday
TAGS:  
Joe Brubaker, Seager Gray Gallery, wood sculpture, exhibition, Mill Valley, San Francisco, SFADA, mixed-media, installation, figurative, sculpture
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

Everyday Saints, an exhibition of wood and found material sculptures by artist Joe Brubaker runs at the Seager Gray Gallery from December 1 through December 30.  The exhibition is a celebration of the nobility of ordinary people.  A collaborator by nature, the artist has included joint creations with his son, Will Brubaker, Holden Crane, Jeff Hvid and Tim Weldon.  A reception for the artists will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 14.  A full color catalog for the exhibition with essay by Barbara Morris is available through the gallery.  Seager Gray Gallery is at 123 Sunnyside Ave, Mill Valley, CA.  The gallery is open from 11 to 6, Tuesday through Saturday and 12 to 5 on Sunday.

Brubaker’s wooden carved figures echo sources of inspiration from Spanish colonial Santos and retablo objects to Egyptian tomb figures and Buddhist stone carvings. Often incorporating scraps of metal and found materials, the Everyday Saints exhibition features characters who might be met in small towns – in diners or gas stations or on the porch next door.  They are solid citizens of the world, as solid as the materials they are made of, each with their own struggles and triumphs.  Brubaker pays due diligence to the creation of each, encouraging viewers to make associations to archetypal characters they may have encountered in their own lives.