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Tiny Moments, A Rare Device Staff Show

Tiny Moments, A Rare Device Staff Show

We are proud to present Tiny Moments, A Rare Device Staff Show

Show Dates: Friday, April 30 through Monday, June 14, 2021


It is with great pleasure that Rare Device presents its annual staff gallery show, Tiny Moments. After a year of much uncertainty, yet undeniable growth, we seize this opportunity to reflect on the "tiny moments"—be they habits, routines, objects of daily use, or unexpected occurrences —that brought us comfort and kept us grounded during a time of big change. Sometimes it's the small things in everyday life that can inspire hope, aspirations, and push us forward to brighter days. We honor those moments in this exhibition with a collection of over 100 pieces, created by 10 artists who make up the Rare Device family.


About the Artists:

Dave Medal is a photographer based out of San Francisco. He grew up in Santa Cruz, where he spent most of his time exploring the ocean and coastal redwood forests. He earned his degree from San Jose State where he studied graphic design and photography. His early personal work revolved around documenting the lives of friends playing music, surfing and skating. Dave’s California upbringing shaped his love and use of ambient light while documenting fleeting, yet cherished moments. He still loves using vintage cameras and traditional film. Instagram: @dmedal

Emilie Morse is a San Francisco native who has lived in the Western Addition for 24 years. Emilie began dedicating time to making art for fun over quarantine, and has particularly enjoyed learning to do digital art and practicing her cartooning. For Tiny Moments, she has continued experimenting with different mediums and hopes her pieces will celebrate her odd fixations, new hobbies, and survival tactics of 2020. Instagram: @hiitsemilie

Erin Rice is an Oakland collage artist who is trying to figure things out. If you know her and she hasn’t reached out in a while it’s probably not personal. She’s been very busy staring at birds, taking baths, drinking licorice tea, and cutting up old botanical guides and Playboy magazines. Instagram: @littlebroom

Giselle Gyalzen is the owner of Rare Device. She is raising her family in San Francisco and has lived and worked there since 1996. She considers herself an artist in a non-traditional sense. She has a keen eye for design and function and she is thrilled to be able to share this passion to the world through her store. She's endlessly inspired by color. Instagram: @giselle_raredevice

Jenn Zipp is from Honolulu and has called San Francisco her home since 2004. She loves a good snack, her cat Pacey, and the guy she lives with. 15% of sales from her Tiny Moments pieces will be donated to Stop AAPI Hate. @stopAAPIhate. Instagram: @jennzipp

Lupita Maria Gonzalez is a Bay Area native and currently lives in the East Bay with her partner, her pup Dewey, and her plants. While she works as a public health professional for a nonprofit in East Oakland, she is also an artist striving to find her artistic voice. Lupita has been painting and drawing since she was a toddler and is inspired by the ocean, sunsets, and food. Instagram: @frecklepeachh

Noa Chupkov is a graphic designer based in San Francisco who is passionate about animals, vintage fashion, art, and interior design. While maintaining a minimalistic aesthetic, Noa incorporates funky and retro aspects drawn from her love of vintage fashion and retro interiors. Instagram: @makingflipyflopy

Rachel T Robertson is a San Francisco artist who has equal passion for fine art and craft. Working in both two and three dimensions, Rachel creates pieces with depth, texture and simplicity. In her fine art, she focuses primarily on mixed media works that include watercolor, drawing, collage, and fiber. Instagram:  @racheltrobertson

Sandy Orozco is a digital illustrator, born and bred in Chicago, but delighted to call San Francisco her new home. She is actively expanding her knowledge and experience with traditional art, specifically handmade watercolors and acrylic gouache. Although her style is still evolving, she favors working with colorful palettes and cute character design. Instagram: @sandia.y.coco

Taylor Reid hails from Reno, Nevada and has been in San Francisco for over a decade. She has been a letterpress printer for over 15 years, will dabble and attempt any craft project (except sewing!), and enjoys both practicing and teaching art and workshops. She's always down to have a conversation about your favorite; pen, notebook, or cocktail. Instagram: @taerizz

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