The Oakland shop heralds the beginning of Spring with a series of botanical drawings by local artist Emily Farish. Emily composes large-scale drawings in charcoal and pastel, taking care to give credence to the smallest details. An insect bite in a leaf, the twining of a vine, or the curl of a dry leaf are all given equal consideration. The artist also renders the tape, staples, and scratch marks on the walls of her studio that serve as a tableau for her botanical models. These elements add opportunities to highlight the juxtaposition of organic entities which grow and change with the inert, man-made materials used to fix them in place. This play mirrors the essence of representation, wherein ephemera is captured and immortalized through the lens of the artist.
Please join us for an opening reception for the artist on
Friday, April 4th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Light refreshments will be provided.