the Main Gallery, G.L.U.E. (Girls League of Urban Epistemology)
will create an environment in the Main Gallery that aims to evoke
viewers' thoughts and feelings about having/not having a home as
one's place of respite. This site-specific installation is a visual
meditation on the qualities that make us feel at home, and on how
we create home. The installation is the work of eight artists, with
each piece a personal response to their theme. G.L.U.E. has been
meeting, sharing work, and exhibiting together for twenty years.
What Becomes Home is co-curated by Janet Arline Barker
of eight well-known Bay Area artists. They include Leigh Barbier,
a painter and sculptor known for creating mythic and magical characters.
Bodil Fox is a fiber artist and musician whose piece Re-creating
Home is a meditation on the immigrant experience. Sculptor
Sheila Ghidini's Family Tree is made from vellum, graphite,
and thread. Regina Gilligan's piece is a story quilt offering comfort
to those without homes, while textile artist Joyce Ertel Hulbert
shares her Prayer Banners to End Homelessness. Mixed-media
sculptor Elizabeth Medrano offers a textile work titled Traces
of Threads and Scars. Elaine Michaud's Abide is an
invitation in textiles and thread to acknowledge the deep meaning
of home, and Laurie Polster incorporates old family recipes in her
piece Stained Recipes.
On Sunday, August 13, at 3:30 pm, G.L.U.E. artists will give a free talk about their work.
Sanchez Art Center
is located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd in Pacifica, about a mile east
of Highway 1. Following opening night, the galleries are open Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday, 1–5 pm, and by appointment, through August
13. For more information, email info@SanchezArtCenter.org
or call 650.355.1894.