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Mission Artists United ~ A Few Photos from Open Studios

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Please pardon the photography. I took these photos on my phone and didn’t want to wait too long to post a few of my favorites from Open Studios this weekend. I highly encourage visiting their sites and taking a look around. Obviously, their work is so much better in person but these were definitely some of the pieces I enjoyed. Click on the artist’s name to learn more about them: Diane Komater, Jonathan Barcan, and Sonya Philip

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, race and technology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the program manager for the Processing Foundation.

4 replies on “Mission Artists United ~ A Few Photos from Open Studios”

Thank you so much for the comment! Mission Artists United Open Studios are always a treat. There are always 2-3 artists that impress me with their work, work ethic, and willingness to explore different mediums and methods.

For a moment there I thought they were all one artist’s rendering. But I didn’t fail to notice the depth, mystery and intricacy of design. I liked each and every one of them.

I took special notice, though, of Sonya’s. (I know there’s more to it than meets the eye.)

Those two pieces made a connection to my pet world of color and cuteness!

Sonya’s work is great. Often times, people see knitting and crocheting as mere craft and not a medium that can translate into fine art. Yet, Sonya was able to do this. Other artists that I love that work with textiles in an amazing way include Lacey Jane Roberts and Sonya Clark.

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