The Nature of Entanglements

That Word
Gyöngy Laky, That Word, 1989, Grapevine
branches, telephone wire, 98 x 157 x 59”,
Courtesy of the Artist and Braunstein Quay
Gallery, San Francisco

January 11, 2011-March 31, 2012

The Nature of Entanglements presents photographs of Patrick Dougherty’s site specific installations in Hawaii, Washington, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and California. As Dougherty completes his three week artist residency at the Palo Alto Art Center, photographs of his creative process will be added to the exhibition.

The exhibition features delicate bird’s nests entangled with feathers and found natural materials for which Dougherty’s monumental constructions have a strong kinship. Such nests are at the core of inspiration for the anonymous individuals, who reverently created historic Native American baskets in the exhibition. Reaffirming the continuing relationship of art, nature, and human culture are striking contemporary basketry and works with entangled forms by Ruth Asawa, Timothy Berry, Dominic Di Mare, Gyöngy Laky, and Kay Sekimachi.

The exhibition has received support from Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.

Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Gallery Hours
10:00AM-5:00PM Tuesday-Saturday
1:00-5:00PM Sunday
7:00-9:00PM Thursday

Free adult docent-led tours
during the exhibition
Saturdays at 2 PM
Call the Art Center at 650-329-2366 for more information.

For additional information about basketry events visit BasketMakers.com.

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