Lucinda's Space

Lucinda weaves people’s stories and there is always a focus on how these people lived their lives: the integrity, passion, determination, and the strange events that became catalysts for change. She is struck most by the “women who are fearless in making their way.” 

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Rick's Space

Rick's writing doesn’t necessarily adhere to a single genre: poetic essays, essay dialogue, straight up dialogue, hybrid. ”I start writing and the form reveals itself. I was working on something, the lines kept getting longer—and I thought—let the lines go—it will be what it needs to be.”

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Anonymous's Space

There are some individuals in Studio 17 whom I have known for years—we talk in the halls—but they are deeply private. I stopped by one of these spaces recently—this artist's work is meticulous—everyday objects are transformed into forms that are no longer recognizable as an ordinary object—built with symmetry and attention.

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Andy's Space

When Andy says—“I am examining the threshold of the wall” He opens a wall—pulls the material out—turns it over and over—he looks at the space—the lines—the residue—and I understand we are not talking just about the material.

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Qinmin's Space

Qinmin is sitting next to me in her studio—the entire space feels like a gesture that occurs just before someone arrives.

The room is covered in a vibrant red—“this is blood” she says— “the energy of young artists—a new generation”

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Truong's Space

Truong has been working with the social predicament of the artist as “targeted and yet invisible”—out of hundreds of bowls that he collected for two years he cuts and builds Bullseyes—this is what is at the heart of the problem—“

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Kate's Space

Kate is a painter—she follows the tradition of the 15th century recipes mixing and making her own paints and also works with nano particles—in fact “synthesizes nano particles to mimic structurally colored animals”—artists think about their materials often in units

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The Artists' Space

When we talk about the Mission changing—what does this really mean? When a group of people are moved out of a neighborhood what does it mean? It means nothing if we don’t understand the details of what is being lost.  

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