“I’ve been going to fewer art fairs in the past few months because the wares are starting to look the same: they’ve become a haze of quilted totes, oversized sunglasses, and animal themes (please bring an end to the owls). So it was refreshing to see local designer Beth O’Rourke’s Deep Deep Trouble in Potrero recently–her repurposed found items manage to be both entertaining and startling. Concerned that “plastics are poisoning our oceans,” she started crafting one-off objects featuring snarky language and trash (and yes, you will actually want them, despite how that sounds).”
what a great day: lot’s of sun, constant conversation, new friends, positive feedback, and plenty of smart suggestions regarding how to evolve the work and where to show it. many, many thanks to luke for printing and constructing the backdrop; it really pulled everything together nicely.
just got the word that my work's been accepted for the august 16th indie mart here in sf and i am really looking forward to it. for more info, go to http://www.indie-mart.com/. thee parkside is located at 1600 17th Street, sf, ca 94107 http://www.theeparkside.com/. see you there!