Michelle Echenique, in her studio, with “Jerome”.
Michelle Echenique is a mixed media artist living and working in San Francisco, CA. She is known for use of found and cast off materials in her 2 -and 3 – dimensional work.
Sourcing and collecting a wide range of paper, wood, and metal and any eye catching scraps is an ongoing practice and integral to the artistic process. Making use of the innate histories and forms of found material, she works to create something wholly new that hints at the familiar. The richly layered, textured results exude both joy and mystery inviting scrutiny.
In the Reclaimed Room she’ll be showing a mix of furniture and assemblage. This 3 – dimensional work provides an exciting challenge in figuring how to assemble the piece in a visually interesting way while keeping it structurally sound. It’s a puzzle requiring both physical and mental reflection.
Also on view will be several pieces from the Cats I’ve Known Series. These cats incorporate “fur-like” corrugated cardboard, reclaimed window frames with cat “ears” on top, and copper whiskers.
Outside the studio, Michelle is a Teaching Artist for ArtSpan participating in Art for City Youth and Community Engagement Projects. She is also involved with the temporary art space, Hayes Valley Art Works.
We are excited to have Michelle to be loading in next week!!
Opening Reception will be held on November 4th from 4:30 – 7pm and will also feature live music from the Big Band Surfers Polka Trio!!
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Present Ground: October 1 – November 5, 2016
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