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Kira Dominguez Hultgren “I Was India: Embroidering Exoticism” at SJMQT featured in the “To Do List” KQED Newscast

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Using two Punjabi phulkaris embroidered by a relative around 1925 as a starting point, Bay Area artist Kira Dominguez Hultgren traces themes of colonialism, contemporary exoticism and craft in I Was India: Embroidering Exoticism. Her woven work, large-scale and vibrant, incorporates a variety of textures and materials, including climbing rope, wool, Indian cotton and Chinese silk. The show starts March 4, 2020 and runs through April 12, 2020.

Newscast Published Feb 27, 2020 2:44 PM, Sarah Hotchkiss

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https://omny.fm/shows/kqed-segmented-audio/embroidering-exoticism-at-san-jose-museum-of-quilt

 

James Chronister within “Art Center branches out, pay tribute to the trees” | Palo Alto Weekly

“Rooted” examines the art of the arboreal, both symbolically and scientifically

by Karla Kane / Palo Alto Weekly 

Uploaded: Wed, Feb 19, 2020, 10:17 am

Following in the footsteps of last year’s nature-themed exhibitions that focused on the sky and encounters between humans and non-human animals, the Palo Alto Art Center is currently making like the Lorax and speaking for the trees.

“This community cares deeply about its trees,” Art Center Curator Selene Foster pointed out at the opening celebration for “Rooted: Trees in Contemporary Art.” After all, she said, “We are named after El Palo Alto, a tall tree.”

Through a variety of works by 20 artists, “Rooted” explores trees as subjects, materials and symbols, from fairy-tale whimsy to scientific accuracy.

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James Chronister’s oil-on-canvas paintings of thick woodlands, “Summer 8” and “Deinze,” are difficult to distinguish from photographs at first glance, so meticulous is the detail in the black paint/white background landscapes based on photos taken while hiking with family in his native Montana.

“It’s kind of like California is the place I came to remember what Montana was like,” Chronister, who’s now based in San Francisco, mused.                         

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Kira Dominguez Hultgren featured in KQED: “Six Bay Area Art Shows to See in 2020”

KQED: SIX BAY AREA ART SHOWS TO SEE IN 2020

by Sarah Hotchkiss, January 2nd, 2020

Kira Dominguez Hultgren, I Was India: Embroidering Exoticism

March 4–April 12
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose

“Using two Punjabi phulkaris embroidered by a relative around 1925 as a starting point, Bay Area artist Kira Dominguez Hultgren traces themes of colonialism, contemporary exoticism and craft. Her woven work, large-scale and vibrant, incorporates a variety of textures and materials, including climbing rope, wool, Indian cotton and Chinese silk. If you can’t wait until March to see her work in person, her solo show at Eleanor Harwood Gallery opening Jan. 11.”

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Reception Invitation for I Was India: Embroidering Exoticism

Dana Hemenway featured in 48 Hills, “Fall Arts Preview: 10 can’t miss art shows”

FALL ARTS PREVIEW Gallery season leaps into fall affect this week: Check out arts writer Matt Sussman’s picks for enlightening, expanding experiences.  

Dana Hemenway: Differently Structured Possibilities at Eleanor Harwood (Sept 7 – October 26)
Approaching materials commonly found at the hardware store (extension cords, ropes, light bulbs) with a fiber artist’s hand, Dana Hemenway creates woven sculptures that are both a part of and hang apart from their built surroundings. At once abstract and oddly tender, Hemenway’s work creates visual poetry out of the frequently hidden circuitry that surrounds us.

Link to Post: http://https://48hills.org/2019/09/fall-arts-preview-art-shows/

 

Tiffanie Turner “California Homes” April 2019

Tiffanie Turner’s upcoming Solo Exhibition is featured within California Homes, in the April 2019 edition.

ELEANOR HARWOOD GALLERY- San Francisco “What Befell Us” is a new body of large scale botanical sculpture created by Bay Area artist and author Tiffanie Turner. This new work is a continuation of Turner’s meditations on our tolerance of aging and imperfection, on what we consider ugly and what we consider beautiful, and on the high costs to our society and our natural environment of these pursuits.

Charles Desmarais in DATEBOOK Reviews William Swanson’s “Florascape”

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November 29th, 2018

By Charles Desmarais

Drift and slope. William Swanson’s new paintings are deceptively easy to like. His exhibition “Florascape,” at Eleanor Harwood Gallery through Dec. 15 (1275 Minnesota St., S.F. http://eleanorharwood.com), feels a bit like a walk through a mirror universe to ours, a place where nature is somehow mathematically rationalized.

 

Alumina Drift, acrylic on panel, 47 x 74 inches, 2018, Photography by Shaun Roberts

 

The 6-foot-wide “Alumina Drift” takes center stage among 11 semi-abstract landscapes that fairly glow with a light of crystalline purity. It sets us at the edge of a vast scene of mountain and lake — a vista of what lies before us and also, impossibly, above us, held aloft by a network of misty ribbons. In “Operational Slope” we glide among structures made up of no more than lines and wings, above a broad valley.

 

 

Operational Slope, acrylic on panel, 34 x 38 inches, 2018, Photography by Shaun Roberts

 

An implied grid underlies every picture, bringing rigid structure to what was wild. To propose that the world can be so controlled is not the same as to say that it is safe.

Leora Lutz Essay – Coded, Recent Weavings by Kira Dominguez Hultgren

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Coded, Recent Weavings by Kira Dominguez Hultgren


Eleanor Harwood Gallery welcomes San Francisco based art writer Leora Lutz for an Critic in Residence project on Saturdays June 9 and June 16 from 11 am to 5pm.

Leora Lutz has written an essay to coincide with our current solo exhibition, Wingspan by Kira Dominguez Hultgren. The essay prompts readers to assess weaving as a kind of code – akin to language and in conversation with various forms of technology. Visitors may come at any time during the above listed hours to see the work and dig deeper into Dominguez Hultgren’s materials and methods, or for conversation about art and life. Lutz looks forward to engaging with you and the art, and rethinking the roles of art galleries, educators and critics.

Lutz has been writing about art since 2005, and most extensively since 2012 for numerous online and print publications including SFAQ, Art Practical, artltd., Surface Design Journal, Elephant and Art News. She is the founder of Glossary Magazine (nontraditional art reviews) and its imprint Glossary Syndicate, a publisher of workbooks for writers, thinkers and dreamers.