Monday, 11 November 2013

Laurel Roth

I use art to examine biological ramifications of human behavior and humankind’s drive to modify itself as well as its environment. By playing with the convergence of biology and design to create new cultural artifacts, I try to question social constructions of need, design, and individual desire.

In the last 10 years since quitting my job as a park ranger to focus solely on art, my work has shown in India, London, New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Belgium, the Netherlands, and San Francisco, where I have a studio in the Compound 21 collective. I am currently represented by Schroeder Romero Gallery in New York, Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco, and Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago.

Together Laurel Roth and Andy Diaz Hope represent an ideal of artistic collaboration.  They not only make artwork together, they co-create two artists’ live/work cooperatives (one in San Francisco and one in Sonoma County), raise farm animals, and are life partners.  Seeing the work they make, collaboratively and separately, brings a glint of amazement to the eye.  Whether a fantastical sculpture or a beautifully placed column of redwood salvaged from their forest property, they have amazing vision and an even more amazing combined work ethic.


Friday, 8 November 2013

Jeila Gueramian

As an artist, I want to inspire exploration. I create alternate worlds and invite people to lose themselves in them: awaken their senses, feel like a kid, be in the moment, laugh or be a little scared, stop and ask a question, get involved in a fantasy, believe in the magical.

The materials I use always have a history, either found or family objects, hand-me downs, or vintage items. The work erupts from those inspirations with the material often dictating the form, shape and story of the piece.


Belarusian Ruchnik

belarusian traditional ornamental towel


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Little Weakling is looking for Daddy in Berlin

With Antie Agula and an Adoption Questionnaire we went to that marvelous city of Berlin, to find a right father for our little darling. There was quite a bunch of interested and Adequate man but our first and the last choice was tender and properly dressed up JOEL of Brazilian origin. Auntie Agula rewarded him with her Polish cake to Asimilate all of the 3 nations and tore the photo of recanted past-father up.
The performance took place in ACUD,Berlin during the Month of Performance on 11th of May; big thanks to Joern Burmester (coordinator of MPA). More pics from the whole event here:

Photo © Alexandra Gneissl 2012, Iwona Liegmann 2012

Sunday, 1 April 2012


Soon ... 10-11 th of MAy, and off we go to perform in Berlin again :-)

Sarah Applebaum

American artist Sarah Moli Newton Applebaum (b. 1975, California) lives and works in San Francisco, California. Internationally recognized, her work has been exhibited in La Triennale Di Milano Design Museum in Milan, Nordic House Cultural Center in Reykjavik, Iceland, the Denver Biennial of the Americas in Colorado and the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art in California, among other spaces. She has been featured in a diversity of books and publications throughout China, North and South America and Europe. Applebaum's new-psych work has played a key part in reinvigorating installation and soft sculpture through her use of textiles in contemporary art.

A collaboration of San Francisco-based band Seventeen Evergreen with Oakland-based directing maestros Corey Creasey and Ian Kibbey aka Terri Timely for Polarity Song has resulted in something remarkable and beautiful with the crucial input of Ian and Coreys (SF-based) artist friend Sarah Applebaum.
Applebaums medium of choice are textiles to make soft sculptures put to brilliant use in the Timelys creation of a very woolly and colourful alternate universe within a drab, cavernous thrift store (probably somewhere in the Bay Area). Stephen Richards of Lucky Number calls it the best video weve ever commissioned.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Seventeen Evergreen - Polarity Song / Włóczkowe stwory


Concept - A Terri Timely and Sarah Applebaum Collaboration
Direction- Terri Timely
Producer- David Lambert
Production manager- Ryan Miller
Production Coordinator- Ayesha Janmohamed
DOP- Donavan Sell
Art Director- Zoe Kim and Jona Tochet