2782 24th Street – Tahiti Pehrson
We Built This City
Description: Intricately hand-cut paper works fill the storefront, creating shadow play throughout the day. The imagery celebrates street scenes while conveying a sense of levity and dream-like quality.
Artist: Californian-artist Tahiti Pehrson’s work seeks to examine the memorialization of memory. Born to a Bay Area art teacher, art was always present in daily life as a language. Growing up in early years on the coast of Northern California and the wilderness of the Gold Country Foothills, nature is a prominent theme. Later, immersed in the blooming skateboard scene of the eighties and early nineties, Pehrson designed skateboard graphics and traveled in search of art in squat artist colonies in Europe. Attending school at the San Francisco Art Institute and showing internationally in galleries and streets, Pehrson continues to cut paper scenes and create ephemeral art.
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