We are very excited to announce that for the first gallery exhibition of 2016 in our gallery space, we will be showcasing the work of some of our very own! The Home Show will feature nine current and recent members of the Rare Device family, all artists of different mediums and backgrounds coming together to explore and share each of their individual takes on the meaning of the word “home”.
The Home show will run from Friday, January 8th to Tuesday, February 2nd with an Artist Reception on Friday, January 22nd from 6pm-9pm at our Divisadero location (600 Divisadero Street). The reception is open to the public. Drinks and refreshments will be served.
Artist Statement: We chose “HOME” because of how relative the term could be. Whether it refers to a building structure, a collection of everyday items, personal belongings, or an abstract feeling independent of location, the idea of “HOME” is something that resonates deeply for each of us.
Mixed media piece by Derek Macario
Process image by Rachel T. Robertson
About the Artists:
Joan Karissa Gallego is a printmaker and illustrator. She creates art inspired by the culture, surroundings, and architecture of the city. Her work illustrates the fragility of places, memories, and personal moments. She is especially interested in discovering and exploring beauty in the ordinary.
Steph Canlas is an illustrator, graphic designer, coffee enthusiast, and proud SF native. When she's not making snarky comics or designing stickers and patches, she can be found enjoying a cup of coffee whilst pondering the poetic everyday scenes of city life.
Jen Boonyalug is a printmaker who also dabbles in other areas of arts and crafts. She was born in California, but lived most of her childhood life in Thailand. While adapting to the cultural shocks during her childhood and teenage years, she found comfort surrounding herself with animals. She draws inspirations from nature and all things fluffy and cute. Jen currently shares a roof over her head with two evil bunnies.
Rachel T. Robertson is an artist with equal passion for both fine art and craft. Her work runs the gamut from mixed media collage to richly textured fiber jewelry. In between these you might find delicate illustrations, knit scarves, macramé wall hangings or hand-painted greeting card editions. She works primarily with fiber, thread, yarn, paper, ink, pencil, acrylics watercolors and assorted ephemera.
Derek Macario is an artist working primarily in digital and analog photography. His work observes public environments and social and personal relationships that happen in various urban settings. His 2015 released photo zine, No Longer Eventual, further explores relationships of people and public space in San Francisco. Aside from photography, he also paints and draws non-figurative compositions that focus on color, forms, and texture.
Annie Amundsen is a landscape designer turned letterpress printer with a background in painting, printmaking and, farther back, of following her mom around in the garden.
Lexi Martinez is an illustrator and installation artist. Her work showcases her love for pattern, color gradients, organic shapes, and detailed line work. She primarily works with ink and marker- but also experiments with felt, embroidery, paper, and paint.
Adrina Goglanian is a printmaker and graphic artist that is propelled by color. Whether she prints on fabric or paper, her prints delve into how different colors can have interesting conversations with one another when squished into a confined space. Her work, often times abstract, explores the relationships between pattern and texture and what that does to one's emotional state.
Chamisa Kellogg is a fine artist and illustrator with a degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her visual stories are inspired by myths, fairy tales, the natural world, and the nebulous line between reality and imagination. She works mostly in pen and ink, watercolor, and cut paper. She has recently begun new explorations into three-dimensional shadow boxes, constructed of her ink and watercolor paintings. When she’s not glued to her work table, Chamisa enjoys baking pies and playing musical instruments.
Process image by Lexi Martinez
Process image by Jen Boonyalug
The Home show will be on view from January 8th through February 2nd at Rare Device Divisadero, with an artist reception on January 22nd from 6-9pm. Rare Device Divisadero is located at 600 Divisadero Street in San Francisco, CA. For more information, contact: Giselle Gyalzen at email@example.com or 415-863-3969.
All images provided by the artists.