Tahiti Pehrson, Sea of Love
Exhibition dates : Friday, May 4 – Sunday, July 22, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, May 4, 6 pm - 8 pm
Location: SFAC Gallery Window Installation Site, 155 Grove St.
Viewing Hours: 24/7
Tahiti Pehrson, an artist based in Nevada City, CA with strong Bay Area roots, has been hand cutting paper for decades.
The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries commissioned Pehrson to create a site specific window installation for our Grove Street site, and the result is Sea of Love. This installation, the largest work Pehrson has ever produced, is a myriad of spirals created from hundreds of linear feet of hand cut paper. Veering from his earlier, more figurative and narrative works, Sea of Love features repetitive geometric patterns referencing those found in astrophysics, mathematics and biology. The artist is driven by an interest in the way humans organize information and our environment; and how strong our instinct is to seek out patterns to explain everything in the universe.
For more information on the artist, please visit his website.