Friday, September 9, 2011

Think Twice @ Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Allegra Burke       

Jerry Takigawa--False Food Series
Opening Reception is this Saturday, September 10th.  Allegra Burke's mixed media work makes you really think twice!  Each mask has an beautifully embroidered germ.  I can't remember the title.  It stopped me dead in my tracks.  I've seen her work in various venues throughout the Bay Area.  The "petrol babies" are made up of plastic shopping bags.  Another piece are garments made entirely of designer's labels.  I will try to get better images.  Jerry Takigawa's photographs are stunning.  When you get up close you realize that it's all bits of plastics found along our coast and other places.  Curators, Vesna Bresnikar and Janet Howell, installed this show with great care and it flows beautifully (this section of the building once housed wine barrels.) 

2 comments:

  1. What great photos - wish I lived closer. Congrats - I'm sure the opening reception will be packed! Enjoy!

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  2. Thanks Judy! The reception was packed. It was the Saturday Art Walk and in the plaza was a Beer Festival with Bluegrass Bands. As this area is at the entrance to the Anderson Valley wine area (Kendall Jackson, Dry Creek, etc)the wine lovers were out and about, too. Beautiful evening with a nearly full moon.

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