The wide variety of artistic fans will blow visitors away
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/10/2012 -- When you enter the You Me Gallery’ you get to see a plethora of small fans and of different coloured shapes with different clicking and tapping sounds.
The sight and sounds come from the wide array of interesting kinetic sculptures that work with the power of the wind. The James Street North studio is exhibiting 28 different whirligigs which are spinning objects driven or activated by wind.
“We’re interested in kinetic sculpture,” said gallery owner Bryce Kanbara. “There’s something rudimentary about it and it’s a show anyone can participate in.”
Some exhibits run on their own using wind as the engine that drives them while some are more tactile and need manual coordination to be operated.
The sculptures move or complete an action is some way and each exhibit features the artist’s individual vision.
Bryce Kanbara is the owner of the gallery and she said that the unique individuality that was featured in each exhibit is something that she find fascinating.
They may look simple but they are quite challenging she added. It is quite nice to see how people overcome those challenges and come up with something unique.
Richard Sovereign is one of the participating artists and has created a unique piece that shows that the idea behind the piece has something to do with his life or work. Sovereign explained that it is in fact inspired from his day job as a farmer.
“I’m a farmer,” said Sovereign. His whirligig piece is the largest in the show. It depicts several tractors driving around a large tabletop track with another series of wood figures moving up and down at the other end. The whole thing is powered by one large fan.
“I even made the fan blades,” said Sovereign.
The second Occasional Annual Whirligig show runs from Wednesday to Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. The show will be ongoing till September 15th 2012 and the location of the gallery is 330 James St. N.
WhirlyPets.com (http://whirlypets.com/) is a website dedicated to artistically designed whirlipets which are driven or activated by wind. The small craft site sells whirligigs and decorating lawns is just one way to make houses just a little more beautiful and welcoming.
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