Find your way

Bolinas is infamous for being the only California city that does not have a road sign indicating the turn off the highway. Sign or no sign, now is the time to find your way to Bolinas.

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Until August 25, the Bolinas Museum is hosting three extraordinary exhibitions that make it definitely worth the trip. Electric Works is pleased to have participated in two of these exhibits.

Andy Rappaport’s photographs Constructed Surfaces are inspired by the contributions, both purposeful and accidental, people make to their surroundings. At the inception of this body of work, Electric Works’ imager, Kris Lang helped Andy bring his vision into printable form. Electric Works also helped him realize the publishing of a large scale, folio book. This series features random detritus found on city walls around the world. These found compositions made from decrepit posters, signs or objects defaced with graffiti, paint, scribbling and the passing of time often hide beautiful visual stories…right in plain sight.

Although usually messy and incoherent on a passing glance, these scenes often hide beautiful visual compositions and stories, particularly interesting successful collaborations among people who’ve never met and who never shared a common intent.

Rappaport says of his work, “Out of context and in combination, the literal aspects of these images blur into a single emotional vocabulary.”

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Susie Tompkins Buell has loaned her remarkable collection of photographs by Consulo Kanaga. Buell, well known for her passion for empowering women and the under served, says that for a photograph to be in her collection, “it has to make the hairs on my arm stand up.” These photos do and yours will too.

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Keith Hansen’s exhibition and book Birds of the Sierra Nevada is the culmination of 15 years of research and over 1,400 rendered portraits of birds. Selections from the 70 plates that illustrate the book are on display in the Main Gallery. Hansen’s studio is on-site where you can purchase the book and prints. Electric Works photographed the original paintings for the publication of the book and for editioned prints of the plates; archival pigment prints on 100% rag paper, signed and numbered by the artist.
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Birds in Bolinas

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Keith Hansen: Birds of the Sierra Nevada

For the past 15 years well-loved Bolinas wildlife artist Keith Hansen has been meticulously illustrating the birds of the Sierra Nevada. In conjunction with the release of the long-awaited book Birds of the Sierra Nevada this exhibition features a selection of 70 original color plates printed by Electric Works depicting over 1,400 birds used as illustrations in the book. 

Birds of the Sierra Nevada, a beautifully illustrated and user-friendly book, presents the most up-to-date information available about the natural histories of birds of the Sierra Nevada, the origins of their names, the habitats they prefer, how they communicate and interact with one another, their relative abundance, and where they occur within the region.

June 29 – August 25
Saturday June 29: Exhibition Preview 2 PM, Opening Reception 3-5 PM

Bolinas Museum
48 Wharf Road
Bolinas, CA

I AM HARVEY MILK

Harvey Milk In front of his Castro Street Camera Store, circa 1977

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month we applaud Danny Nicoletta and the San Francisco Gay Mens’ Chorus world premier of Andrew Lippa’s I AM HARVEY MILK. The operetta debuts in San Francisco June 26, 27, and 28th. Three nights only! Nicoletta’s work is featured in the video part of the production in this phenomenal tribute to Milk.

Nourse Auditorium
201-299 Hayes Street
June 26, 27, 28th
For tickets.

Intrepid Scout Leader

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Join us Friday evening for Sky is Falling Julie Heffernan’s mid-career survey featuring lush figurative and landscape paintings and Intrepid Scout Leader, 2011, an archival pigment print produced by Electric Works.

Opening Lecture and Celebration
Friday, June 21, 6-9 p.m.
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

6-7 p.m. Members-only walkthrough and wine reception with artist Julie Heffernan
7 p.m. Conversation with Julie Heffernan and Rebecca Solnit (open to the public)
8-9 p.m. Public reception

Intrepid Scout Leader, 2011
Archival pigment print, museum board, glass jewels, metal fittings, gold leaf, PVA glue, acrylic handwork
Edition of 25, plus proofs
36 x 27 inches

Steve Lambert says it

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It’s Time to Fight
22in x 14in
Letterpress on card
now available at the Electric Works store

Steve says, “For me, art is a bridge that connects uncommon, idealistic, or even radical ideas with everyday life. I carefully craft various conditions where I can discuss these ideas with people and have a mutually meaningful exchange. Often this means working collaboratively with the audience, bringing them into the process or even having them physically complete the work.”