Heather Piazza joined me for a visit to the O’Hanlon Gallery to see their current exhibit Bay Area Women Artists. The art center is located in bucolic Mill Valley, just north of San Francisco.
Of the 56 pieces Donna Seager selected for this exhibit only four are textiles. I continue to be impressed by the hanging of the exhibits. They always show that the curator has an artful eye. Here is Ginkgo Dust Up.
Just a few steps away is Jean Jurgenson’s Tangaroa, inspired by Rey Jonsson’s 40′ wooden sailboat built in New Zealand in 1939. The three dimensionality Jean brought to this piece is quite stunning.
A few other pieces quite caught my eye as well. Such as this pair of figures created with buttons and hand-knit clothing by Marie Bergstedt.
Kathy Seward created this fun textile with a collection of feed sacks that she and her brother collected. I particularly liked its irregular shape and wide binding using two different fabrics — a perfect stripe plus a small piece of chickens marching toward the left (top left corner). The Sun Bonnet Sue block is of the same vintage as the fabrics and feed sacks.
Driving away from the gallery we had to stop for six deer to clear the intersection. We managed to capture the doe with fawn — so sweet.
Just getting to the gallery is a real treat and the exhibit is quite worth the effort. Bay Area Women Artists will be on view through August 29th.