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works by seventeen artists including
an installation called "1000 tiny cuts"
by Claude Smith

May 17 - July 6, 2014

Claude Smith and A.W. Gerber
Moderated by Satri Pencak
Saturday - June 28, 7-8... PM

Seventeen Artists:
Chris Beards
Seymour Bergman
Peter Crompton
Robyn Spencer-Crompton
Bella Feldman
Michael Garlington
A. W. Gerber
John de Marchi
Penny Michel
Art Moura
Jann Nunn
Sherry Parker
John Parulis
Cathy Richardson
Claude Smith
Bill Shelley
Mike Tinney

Hammerfriar Gallery
132 Mill Street, Ste.101
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Tu-Fr, 10-6, Sat, 10-5, Sun, 12-4

Claude Smith Installation
Detail from "1000 tiny Cuts", Installation by Claude Smith
During the last three years Claude took thousands of photos in down-
town Los Angeles, documenting rarely seen traces of human creative
activity -- images that tend to have a very short life span as they morph
and merge and eventually disappear forever. Among the images are
thousands of "tree writings", people's etchings of words, idiosyncratic
symbols, pictures, etc., carved into the flesh of trees who bear mute witness to the angst and passion of people living on the edge.
A.W. Gerber
"Boni Woman in a HandcraftedIndigo Bag" laser print by A.W.Gerber
 Boni Woman is a female elder of the wandering Dull Dough-Face Clan.
Her identifying features are her dough covered face, her work-out clothes,
her lingerie money belt, her passport holder, prayer, and sunglass case
pendants. The handcrafted accessories displaying Boni Woman are ones recently acquired in Guatemala.

A.W. will explain what all this is about during the Artist Talk on June 28.
132 MILL STREET, SUITE 101 . HEALDSBURG, CA 95448 TEL 707.473.9600

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