Tuesday, September 26, 2006
two more artists: sarah haba and lisa solomon
sarah haba is a friend from college who i recently met up with again this week. her work is in the cole cafe right now. i love the light in her paintings. there is something haunting about them too. her paintings are featured here on apartment therapy.
and of course you know fellow blogger lisa solomon. i went to see her wonderful artwork in the nostalgia (front window picture above) show at aftermodern. (now i want to go to her show at limn too.) the nostalgia show is in a cool, modern building that is just small enough to feel intimate, which is appropriate for the art there right now i think. i liked that there was a relationship with the other artists' work there despite the fact that the mediums were all different. (i know they're supposed to have nostalgia in common, but often shows don't really seem that cohesive despite a theme, which is fine with me too actually. but interesting when there is a relationship that can be found/made.)
another artist in the nostalgia show, lisa kokin, makes these elaborate, dense button pieces. this was my favorite (and least dense) of hers. it's much more interesting in person because you can see all the strange buttons that are strung/sewn across the hula hoop.
if you're in sf, check these out!
oh, and on the theme of nostalgia, here's a line i like from a book i just read, the sea, by john banville:
The past beats inside me like a second heart.