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Tiffanie Turner Presents Dead of Winter at Rare Device

Rare Device is pleased to announce the first show of 2015 in its Divisadero gallery space: Dead of Winter, curated by local artist Tiffanie Turner. Influenced by her deep appreciation of botany and her East Coast upbringing, Turner has invited both emerging and well-known artist from the US, Canada, and abroad to study ideas of botanical life forms in their wintery states of hardening, dormancy and decay.

Image by Danielle Krysa

Artists participating in this show work in a variety of styles and mediums, including collage, pen and ink, textiles, linoleum block printing, ceramics and more. Dead Of Winter runs from Wednesday, January 7 to Wednesday, February 4, 2015 with an opening reception Friday, January 9, 2015 from 6-9:00 p.m. The reception is open to the public. Drinks and refreshments will be served.

There are ten artists bringing their work to Dead of Winter. Anna Branning is based in San Francisco and is the cofounder and designer of letterpress stationary company Dutch Door Press. Lately she has been transitioning from digital illustration back to her roots in linocut relief printing and book arts. Jo Boyer uses clay to translate intersecting feelings of home, isolation, transformations, nature, and lifecycles. Jo is based also in San Francisco and draws inspiration from the surrounding coast and Redwood groves.

Kathryn Clark began working as an architectural and urban designer and now focuses full-time as a fiber and quilt artist. She uses quilts to explore themes of environment, society, and economics. Her Foreclosure Quilts have been exhibited throughout the country. Alejandro Chavetta currently works with clients in the design and tech industries, and continues to work on his art studio on a daily basis. His collages have been exhibited in shows in the US and Europe.

Process Image by Alejandro Chavetta

Danielle Krysa began as a painter but has found a more permanent place in collage and mixed media. Krysa is the blogger behind the contemporary arts site The Jealous Curator and has published two books Creative Block and Collage. Robert Larkin has lived throughout the US and Europe and is the recipient of many awards, including an SF Arts Commission Project Organization Grant and Osher Travel Scholarship to study at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. He is currently based in San Francisco.

Sonya Phillip has always made things, and in particular has always been interested in all things related to textiles and fiber. Sonya lives in San Francisco with her family. Noel Badges Pugh lives and works in San Francisco. In addition to illustrating a book, Field Guide to the Common Bees of California, Noel creates art inspired by local architecture and flora.

Simone Truong explores the themes of flora and fauna in her work. Simone lives and works in Newscastle upon Tyne, England. Tiffanie Turner is an architect, artist, and performer who began working passionately in paper last year. Her work has appeared on numerous art and lifestyle blogs.

Image by Simone Truong

The show will be on view from January 7 through February 4 at Rare Device Divisadero, with an opening reception on January 9 from 6-9pm. Rare Device Divisadero is located at 600 Divisadero Street in San Francisco, CA. For questions, email

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