Lost & Found, mixed media by deborah jang and mark friday, opening March 12, 7-10pm

Opening at Modern Eden Gallery, located in San Francisco's historic North Beach neighborhood, “Lost and Found” presents the work of Denver-based artists, Deborah Jang and Mark Friday. Each uses found objects -- primarily of metal and wood -- in their respective sculpture and assemblage pieces. These repurposed components sometimes evoke familiar or cultural reference points, or may suggest less obvious and more obscured origins. For the artists, the process of creating something fresh and new from the discards of society is challenging and enticing. They share an appreciation of well-worn surfaces and the “unintentional art” that occurs all around us. Deborah and Mark have collaborated on several of the sculptures in this show, adding another layer of improvisation as they passed a piece back and forth, playing off each other’s artistry.

Mark’s assemblages have fanciful, fun, and enigmatic qualities. The work suggests weathered rural structures, odd scientific inventions, and vague religious icons. Often the works are fitted with light sources that enhance their inner nature as well as project beyond their boundaries. View Mark's Web site at http://markfriday.com

Deborah’s California roots, most recently as a resident of Galilee Harbor in Sausalito, draw her happily back to the Bay Area for “Lost & Found.” Her work is often characterized by the recurring fish form, and this exhibit is no exception, as she experiments with qualities of “suspension” and a sense of floating in space. View Deborah's Web site at http://deborahjang.com

"Lost & Found"

mixed media by deborah jang and mark friday

March 12 - April 9, 2011

March 12, 7-10 pm

Modern Eden Gallery
403 Francisco St. @ Powell
San Francisco, CA

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