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Deborah_cyber_etiquette
Cyber Etiquette Mixed Media 12" X 7.75" X 3.75"
20110326140103-boathouse29master
Boathouse #29, 2009 Oil on Canvas 48x45"
20101023194656-goodoldboy
Good Old Boys, 2007 Cut Paper 18" X 24" © Lex McQuilkin
Dolores_gray_prizegarden
Prize Garden Mixed Media © Dolores Gray
Little Boxes

2199 Market St
(between 15th St & Sanchez St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
March 7th, 2009 - March 29th, 2009
Opening: March 7th, 2009 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.feminapotens.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Castro
EMAIL:  
feminapotens@gmail.com
PHONE:  
415-864-1558
OPEN HOURS:  
Thursday - Sunday 12-6pm
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
Femina Potens Art Gallery
TAGS:  
assemblage, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, abstract, modern, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

‘Little Boxes’ assembles female assemblage artists of our time to tell stories through work that includes heritage, narratives, and gender.  These pieces are both personal to the creator, and profound for the viewer.  Artists explore their personal histories and processes through the use of objects, cut paper, the symbol of the box, and the manipulation of mementos.

We invite you to view these amazing multimedia pieces, and see if you can catch all the tiny details.

Femina Potens honors the far-reaching legacy of women in assemblage art with this exhibit.  In the late 1800s the enigmatic Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, the Dada Baroness, created art out of other people's rubbish.  It is also contested that she is the artistic force behind Marcel Duchamp's famous Fountain. Artist Louise Nevelson began creating abstract expressionist “boxes” from found pieces of wood in the late 1930s, greatly influencing the art of assemblage.  Generations later, Femina Potens continues this tradition.

Artists Hayner, Gray and Noe are artistically linked as part of the Hunters Point Artist Colony, which celebrates art as a vital component of community redevelopment and experience.