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  • Carson Ellis, Only Children, Hang Tight

    June 03, 2022 – July 31, 2022

    Opening Reception:

    June 03, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • Nathaniel Russell, Something About The Sun

    June 03, 2022 – July 31, 2022

    Opening Reception:

    June 03, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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    Ari Bird, Ian Parlett-Schaefer,

    Sand Garden

    Sand gardens, the precursor for playgrounds and sandboxes, were popularized in the US in the 1880s. They were essentially giant piles of sand. These spaces allowed children a safe place to free play, creatively engage, and use their hands. For this show, Ian Parlett-Schaefer and Ari Bird explore the power of maintaining an internal ‘sand garden’. Both artists, who are also art educators, are inspired by the creative energy and sense of wonder that children so naturally have.

    Ian Parlett-Schaefer received his BFA at California College of the Arts in 2011 with a concentration in painting and drawing. Parlett-Schaefer pulls from his experience and depicts everyday invisible moments rooted in nature. He aims to create a space for reflection where healing can take place. He lives and works in Oakland, California.

    Ari Bird received her BFA at University of California Santa Cruz in 2010. Bird distills symbols from her environment to create tactile and soothing self-created worlds. She seeks to elevate everyday objects/actions to become symbols of ritual, transcendence, and connection with others. Bird currently lives and works in Oakland, California.

    Internal Sand Garden,

    2019

    Acrylic on jig sawed wood

    25 x 48 inches

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    Ian Parlett-Schaefer 'Playground Healer',

    2019

    Oil stick and oil paint on panel

    16 x 12 inches

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    Ari Bird & Ian Parlett-Schaefer 'Sand Garden',

    2019

    Acrylic on canvas

    38 x 46 inches

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    Ari Bird 'Sliced Apple',

    2019

    Acrylic on jig sawed wood

    13 x 12 inches

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    Ari Bird 'Anthropomorphic Smiling Tooth Picking Daisies',

    2019

    Acrylic on jig sawed wood

    15 x 18 inches

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    Ari Bird 'The Orchid and the Metal',

    2019

    Acrylic on jig sawed wood

    25 x 48 inches

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    Ari Bird 'Kinesthetic Fountain',

    2019

    Oil on canvas

    44 x 36 inches

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    Ari Bird 'Nefarious Caterpillar',

    2019

    Acrylic on jig sawed wood

    42 x 31 inches

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    Ari Bird 'Crunchy Juicy Eating Sounds',

    2019

    Oil on canvas

    48 x 37 inches

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    Ian Parlett-Schaefer 'Attention Deficit',

    2019

    Oil stick and oil paint on canvas

    60 x 48 inches

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    Ian Parlett-Schaefer 'Natural Extracts',

    2019

    Oil stick and oil paint on panel

    30 x 24 inches

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    Ian Parlett-Schaefer 'Amorphous Seeker',

    2019

    Acrylic on panel

    15 x 17.5 inches

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    Ian Parlett-Schaefer 'Omnipotence Unprecedented (Infinite Heart)',

    2019

    Oil stick and oil paint on panel

    48 x 35.75 inches

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