Opening Reception: Thursday April 11, 5:30- 7:30 p.m.
Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Eleanor Coppola. The descriptive title Scrolls introduces the format of the works, five foot paper scrolls that unroll to reveal a photograph.
The gallery presentation of the scrolls will show them to be floating sheets of paper, hovering away from the wall in homage to the experience and refined tradition of Asian landscape images. Although her images give a nod to the traditional depiction of seasons and weather, she gently subverts the technique, supplanting the expected drawing with her own photograph (in a modern Western medium.) The title of the series, Soburu, refers to a truant, someone skipping school --in this case, not exactly following the rules.
Coppola's choice of the scroll format addresses its portability, as well. Each work comes with its own box and can be easily rolled and transported, a true discreet object that can live with a person on the road or whose tastes change and might wish to put it away.
For years Coppola's work has focused on images and materials that are close to nature and our immediate observation. She has pared down the elements of landscape, offering compositions that intensify a sensory perception of nature beyond the conventions of landscape genre. In photography, sculpture and drawing she delicately intervenes to reshape materials and observations that are commonplace, yet possessing a poetic stillness. In the past she has used wool, felt, straw, sticks and paper as a basis for artworks addressing cycles and movement in nature.
A graduate of UCLA who studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, Eleanor Coppola has been a practicing artist, writer and filmmaker for over 40 years.
For further information, please visit the gallery website at gallerypauleanglim.com or telephone at 415.433.2710
San Francisco, CA USA
Wednesday, April 10, 2013–Saturday, May 4, 2013