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Two Moons in Sagittarius
November 29, 2021 - January 5, 2022Free
Marrow Gallery presents Two Moons in Sagittarius, featuring the work of Tahiti Pehrson, Mercy Hawkins and Lindsay Stripling. As 2021 comes to a close, we look back on the year and invite the universe to guide us into a brighter future. The New Moon that opens December is a truth seeker. The three artists in this exhibition offer perspectives which seek to reveal the hidden and explore the unknown: Tahiti Pehrson’s representation of the mysterious workings of the wider universe, are represented in finely crafted hand cut paper mathematical forms; Mercy Hawkins, whose sympatico understanding of natural and man made environments reaches beyond symbolic language to create a deeper understand of the natural world; and finally, the folk art wisdom of Lindsay Stripling, presenting contemporary fables, imagery and human truths.
The Centaur is the symbol of Sagittarius in the zodiac, a sociological sign, it is emblematic of the three artists that consider both the cerebral and the physical in their work. The artist’s works together play off of each other, examining the relativity of community structures and the development of societal truths. Together these works take a calculated understanding of the transcending nature of art as exploration, revelation and elucidation of society, reflective of the winter solstice, and a search for light amongst the darkness.
About Tahiti Pehrson:
Tahiti Pehrson’s hand cut paper works have evolved from his days in art school, tagging with the use of stencils. The cutouts have since morphed to encompass mathematical fractals and geometric sequences based on the Fibonacci sequence, or as many art historians know it, the Golden Ratio; the divine proportion favored by artists from Leonardo to Picasso. Pehrson has shown extensively worldwide and is in public collections including Viacom, Facebook and most recently a large installation at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located in San Francisco International Airport.
About Mercy Hawkins:
Mercy Hawkins is currently a resident at the Headlands Center for the Arts. She is a recent MFA graduate at UC Davis, where she received the Dean’s Research Fellowship, The Fay Nelson Award and the Mary Lou Osborn Award. She will be included in the 2021 MFA issue of New American Paintings.
About Lindsay Stripling:
Lindsay Stripling is a San Francisco based illustrator and teacher. She has a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and a BA from UC Santa Cruz. She has won grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission and done an Irving Street Projects residency. Her work is in the collections of Nike, Target, Adobe and the St. Regis Hotel.