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Mapping Colors: Dye Show

I am excited to announce my forth­com­ing solo exhi­bi­tion at Oakopo­lis Gallery, in Oak­land this sum­mer. It has been a long time in the mak­ing and I can’t wait to share it with you. Come out for the Oak­land Art Mur­mur or the Sat­ur­day Stroll. Also check out myweb­site for the dye work­shops where you can learn to make your eco-prints on August 11 at Tilden Park in Berke­ley and Sep­tem­ber 8 at Ocean Beach in San Francisco

The show will run from August 2-September 14, 2013. The gallery will be open 6-9pm August 2 and Sep­tem­ber 6 and August 3 and Sep­tem­ber  7 from 12-5pm and by appoint­ment. Below is the story of how the work came to be. Hope to see you there!

High­light­ing the col­ors and pat­terns through the bio­di­ver­sity of three dis­tinct regions this show uses the eco-printing on silk to explore these regions. This show traces the jour­ney of the artist over the last six months while she made her home in the high­lands of cen­tral Mex­ico, the jun­gles of the Yucatan penin­sula, and the wild windy ridges of North­ern Cal­i­for­nia. Each piece pro­duced is one of a kind and the process mim­ics the prin­ci­ples of mono­print­ing using plants and every day objects.

Bundling or eco­print­ing is a lit­tle known tech­nique where the artist uses the relief of the images to cre­ate pat­terns on fab­ric. It was shared with her by Cory Gunter Brown and Cas­sidy Wright and inspired by India Flint. The unique and per­sonal nature of the process pulled Chelsea out­side to walk and look in each place and to notice the sub­tleties of each land­scape.
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Oakopo­lis Cre­ativ­ity Cen­ter
447 25th Street
Oak­land, CA 94612
(510) 663‑6920
www.oakopolis.org

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