Visitacion Valley Greenway
April 27th - June 27th, 2019
For Spring of 2019 Pardon-Our-Appearance has invited Bay Area artists to create a temporary public sculpture garden in the Visitacion Valley Greenway in San Francisco. Presenting sculptures by Randy Colosky, Joe Ferriso, Brian Perrin, and Sofie Ramos with the support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts & Southern Exposure!
The two month exhibition will include a public artists reception, hosted garden tours, and artists talks.
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Randy Colosky born 1965, regularly exhibits in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York. With a BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute, Colosky utilizes aspects of science, history and humor to form the language of his work. Visually he is interested in creating curiosity for the viewer through joining together familiar as well as unorthodox materials and processes in the construction of his works.
Joe Ferriso a native of Long Island, NY, and a graduate of Cooper Union, moved to San Francisco in 2009. Utilizing building materials like plywood and house paint, he creates objects and installations which foreground color as subject matter. He is a recent graduate of the Stanford MFA program.
Brian Perrin, born in Garden Grove CA, moved to San Francisco to attend San Francisco State University in 2006. Since graduating in 2008, with a BA in Studio Art, he has been active in the Bay Area arts community helping to establish the San Pancho Art Collective, Pardon-Our-Appearance, and Incline Gallery. Presently, Perrin maintains an intensive studio practice exploring n-dimensional geometry through a variety of mediums.
Sofie Ramos pulls from a dynamic hoard of everyday found objects and materials painted in vibrant exaggerated hues to create site-specific compositions that respond and adapt to, fuse with, and adulterate their surroundings. Ramos was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, received her BA in Visual Art from Brown University and her MFA in Art Practice from University of California, Berkeley. Her work has been shown all over the Bay Area and across the country.
"The Herb Garden, includes a beautiful stone and urbanite terraced herb garden, pathways, outdoor nutrition education center with seating and picnic areas, 2 patios with decorative columns, charming landscaping and attractively decorated gates and retaining walls. The pathways are lined with several varieties of lavender, which impart a lovely aroma beginning in the spring and extending into fall. This park affords a venue for contemplation amongst the surrounding beauty of the landscaping and decorative patio areas."
More about the Greenway HERE