strike away show


Remember when your parents said, “Don’t play with matches” ? Yeah, well these artists did NOT listen… thank goodness! Over the last few weeks, I kept seeing fabulous little matchbox interventions pop up on Instagram, and so naturally the hunt was on! When I traced them back to the source, I found “Strike Away”a show that has nearly 450 altered matchbooks by 225 artists from around the world, curated by Courtney Cerruti and Alicia Dornadic. So fun, and oh so creative! From “burned books”, to bowling lanes, to little packs of cigarettes, this show truly covers the spectrum! Sigh. Sorry Mom, I might have to go find some matches of my own! {The show is up until June 20th at Paxton Gate Kids located at 766 Valencia St., San Francisco. If you can’t make it to the show, check out their Instagram feed – lots of the work is posted there}

*Just a fraction of the talented artists involved, shown above: 1. Jane Mount  2. Crystal Morey  3. Mandy Behrens  4. Vanessa Wimmer  5. Sara Diamond  6. Molly Hatch  7. Diana Rodgers  8. Nik Sonfield  9. Nik Sonfield

comments (3)

  1. Uli /// 06.09.2015 /// 9:47am

    Wow, that’s amazing! I love all of the ideas! Thanks for sharing! x

  2. the jealous curator /// 06.09.2015 /// 10:31am

    aren’t they great?! so fun!

  3. Amy Tingle /// 06.10.2015 /// 3:32am

    You should definitely go get some matches and play with them! It was so much fun to be a part of that show. I only wish we lived a little closer so we could have seen it with our own eyes. Thanks for sharing these closeups of some of the pieces! So glad you got to see it for yourself.

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