ellen, amy, and zoe at the fig house

Portraits … shopping carts … portraits. Hm, strangely, an incredibly beautiful combination! Yep, it’s more work from the show at The Fig House:

Oh. I absolutely love these portraits by Bay Area printmaker¬†Ellen Heck. They’re from a series called Forty Fridas… and yes, the other thirty-eight are just as fantastic! A quick break from portraits so that we can see these collage/mixed media shopping carts:

You should see these in person. Stunning!!! They’re the large-scale mixed media work of San Francisco based artist Amy Wilson Faville. I wrote about these two years ago, but seeing them in person – I almost cried a tiny bit. Ok… AND we’re back to portraits:

The only NOT California based artist in the whole show, although she is on the West coast of Canada, Vancouver’s Zoe Pawlak. You might recognize that last shot because we used it as the invite to the opening party. That aqua wall, that pink couch, and Zoe’s lovely lady with a bird on her head… magic! Ok, one more day of sneak peeks to come tomorrow, and then it’s time to party! *Again, all of this work will be for sale at The Fig House – and this is just a snippet of the work, just to tease you!

comments (3)

  1. Clare /// 11.20.2013 /// 10:17am

    Emily Heck’s work is so beautiful! http://ellenheck.com/PrintPortfolios/PlusACentury/PlusACentury.html
    & timeless. Thank you for sharing, she is a new favorite

  2. Jen /// 11.20.2013 /// 4:14pm

    You did an amazing job of choosing art for the Fig House. Those portraits by Ellen Heck are so poignant.

  3. the jealous curator /// 11.20.2013 /// 10:50pm

    oh thanks so much jen! i just finished putting the final touches on it this afternoon, which included hanging 2 of ellen’s portraits! so excited for the opening tomorrow night! : )

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