Visual Art http://kalw.org en East Bay Express: Artists construct a dreamed-up forest http://kalw.org/post/east-bay-express-artists-construct-dreamed-forest <p></p><p style="margin-top: 1.12em; margin-bottom: 1.12em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); line-height: 1.6em; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em;">In the interest of firm footing, let's first approach&nbsp;<i>Momentum Still</i>, a group installation now at headquarters gallery, by way of literal description. First observation: Ornately patterned rugs carpet the small, downtown Berkeley storefront studio, softening the usually hard-tiled interior. Second: A wreath of tree boughs, several feet in diameter, occupies the room's middle space, suspended from the ceiling by taut twine. The wreath itself supports a loose weave of string and wood planks, suggesting a sort of reconfigured dream catcher or rustic veil. A constellation of pinecones hangs in its midst. Third: One wall is paneled with salvaged wood planks of various shapes and sizes. The nooks between their strata contain little surprises: crystals, dried moss, 'zines, dollar bills, and so on.</p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:14:00 +0000 Alex Bigman 20137 at http://kalw.org East Bay Express: Artists construct a dreamed-up forest East Bay Express: Artists construct a dreamed-up forest http://kalw.org/post/east-bay-express-artists-construct-dreamed-forest-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1.6em;">In the interest of firm footing, let's first approach&nbsp;</span><i style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1.6em;">Momentum Still</i><span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1.6em;">, a group installation now at headquarters gallery, by way of literal description. First observation: Ornately patterned rugs carpet the small, downtown Berkeley storefront studio, softening the usually hard-tiled interior. Second: A wreath of tree boughs, several feet in diameter, occupies the room's middle space, suspended from the ceiling by taut twine. The wreath itself supports a loose weave of string and wood planks, suggesting a sort of reconfigured dream catcher or rustic veil. A constellation of pinecones hangs in its midst. Third: One wall is paneled with salvaged wood planks of various shapes and sizes. The nooks between their strata contain little surprises: crystals, dried moss, '</span>zines<span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1.6em;">, dollar bills, and so on.</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:14:00 +0000 Alex Bigman 20138 at http://kalw.org East Bay Express: Artists construct a dreamed-up forest