GRSF Little Sanctuary – APAK 4/21/07 – 5/10/07

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Little Sanctuary at GRSF, April 21 – May 10
Reception: Saturday, April 21, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Giant Robot is proud to present Little Sanctuary, an art show featuring the work of husband-and-wife collaborative duo Ayumi and Aaron Piland, a.k.a. APAK, who hide out like hermits on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon.

For the show, the two artists are preparing 30 colorful gauche paintings ranging from 5″ x 7″ to 8″ x 10″ on wood and paper, illustrating “the fantastic utopian life and adventures of little beings living in a lush organic environments surrounded by curious and friendly little animals.” Tweaked with fantastic elements and charged by rich colors, the familiar landscapes are familiar yet surreal, hinting at fantastic narrative while suggesting truths about the real world at the same time.

A reception with the artists will be held from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, April 21.