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sometimes, and not a lot*, but sometimes, we get lucky** and stumble over something magical*** and special. something that allows us to understand things a bit clearer. something that reminds us we’re in this together, and something that helps us to keep moving forward despite ourselves¹. often we forget it’s even there, but it is, and when we need it the most², we are reminded to smile and share and seek out even more in life. one such something is this, a brief excerpt from an amazing commencement speech given by the late, great³ David Foster Wallace to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. it never fails to set me straight. enjoy.

*this will vary from person to person depending on a number of factors, so many in fact that it is impossible to express each and every one at this time.
** that is if you believe in luck. feel free to substitute this word freely for whatever you want to call it.
*** again, you may not believe in magic, so please feel free to substitute this word with a more appropriate adjective.
¹ or in spite of ourselves.
² or not. sometimes these things surface when we least expect it, or remind us of their presence as we wake and start our day. but for the sake of brevity and emphasis, let’s just say that they are there. end of discussion.
³ this is an opinion of course.

 

i want them all… CW Pencil Enterprise. now in real life.

probably the best show ever put together at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archieve, Barry McGee. showing until december 9th. if your anywhere near the bay area you have got to see this show.

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printed with disappearing ink, this special edition book by Argentinian publisher Eterna Cadencia, gives the buyer/potential reader just two months to read before all is lost.

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if your in the bay area, come stop by and say hi!

Mauve? Office of Exhibition celebrates 3rd anniversary with “Out To Lunch,” a month-long art exhibition.

Mauve? Office of Exhibition, an unconventional art gallery that occupies two office cubicles in downtown Berkeley, is celebrating its birthday by transplanting its cubicle sensibility to the Wire+Nail Gallery on 3150 18th Street (at Treat). Mauve? founders Sabina Nieto and Tarak Shah are curating a 4-week retrospective entitled “Out to Lunch” at Wire+Nail from March 17th to April 15th, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 24th, from 7 to 9pm.

Featuring local artists who have shown at Mauve? in the past year, working in a variety of media including photography, installation, performance, beaded embroidery, drawing, writing, screen prints, and digital prints, the show looks to suggest the playful elements of the office work day: daydreams, small escapes, vacations, vices, snacks, reappropriation of office supplies.

The full list of participating artists: Neil Berrett, Mic D’Bernardo, Katie Hoffman, Maggie Lawson, Alexis Lopez, Jackie Hancock, Michael Ifland, Bridget May, Matt McKenzie, Natalia Melikova, Jenny Odell, Alissa Polan, Eduardo Valadez, Chelsea Ryoko Wong, Amber Jean Young, and Daniel Yovino.

Mauve? was founded in March of 2009 by Sabina Nieto and Tarak Shah, and has housed art exhibitions continuously since then, with each show running for four weeks. While trying to re-imagine what a cubicle can be, Mauve? also endeavors to construct a distinct relationship of audience to art and artist, whereby office employees get to meet artists and engage withnew art in the course of their working day, outside the constraints of traditional gallery or museum walls.

For more information about Mauve?, visit www.mauveoffice.com or email info@mauveoffice.com