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Words, Verses and Garabatos

November 17, 2009 - April 15, 2010

Venue
City College of San Francisco

Location
San Francisco, CA

Carrots by Evelyn Reyes

“Garabatos” means ‘free flowing words’ and there are an uncountable amount of them in the new exhibition “Words, Verses, and Garabatos” currently on view at the City College of San Francisco’s Rosenberg Library. The show features the work of Creativity Explored artists Daniel Green, Evelyn Reyes, Ka Wai Shiu, Bertha Otoya, John Patrick McKenzie, Merna Lum, and Suet Fun Owyoung.

The majority of the work showcases the artists’ use of text: from John McKenzie’s signature calligraphy and Daniel Green’s repetition of dates and television or film references, to Bertha Otoya’s transcriptions of evening news broadcasts. Each artist uses the written word either as a purely visual medium or in conjunction with a drawing or painting. Some of the text is highly personal, while for others the act of writing itself is pleasurable. The exception to this is Evelyn Reyes, whose “Carrots” fill one of the long display cases in the library (see the photo above). Her carrot shape is entirely her own, which she reproduces painstakingly, everyday, in a different color. Her carrots have become so iconic that they practically function as a form of writing and a means of communicating beauty and contemplation.

Rosenberg Library hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:45 pm

To view the library’s blog post about the exhibit click here.

City College of San Francisco
Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library
50 Phelan Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112

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