New Zealand Artist Sarah McNeil at Rare Device

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San Francisco design store and gallery, Rare Device, is proud to present: Eighteen Twenty Three: New work by Sarah McNeil. The work will occupy the Rare Device gallery November 5-29, 2010. A reception for the show will be held Friday, November 5, 2010 from 7 - 9 pm.

San Francisco design store and gallery, Rare Device, is proud to present: Eighteen Twenty Three: New work by Sarah McNeil. The work will occupy the Rare Device gallery November 5-29, 2010. A reception for the show will be held Friday, November 5, 2010 from 7 - 9 pm.

Sarah McNeil currently lives and works in Wellington New Zealand in a small studio overlooking a very old cathedral. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Monash University (Australia) in 2007 and works full time as an artist, exhibiting her delicate drawings and paintings around the world.

Sarah's paintings in “Eighteen Twenty Three” are worked and reworked carefully in gouache and pencil, reflecting the way an historical event or precious memory is remembered and then re-remembered until it becomes a separate idea from the original.

In “Eighteen Twenty Three” Sarah travels with a pony named Marengo across a lonely island as big as the world. Time here has no particular direction, with the intricate and isolate events taking place simultaneously across hundreds of years. Within the environment of a snowdrift, an infinitely bright sky, a glacial valley, or white cotton sheets, Sarah creates a place for her experiences, and things she has learned, to exist, by themselves, on paper. “Eighteen Twenty Three” depicts a journey where she meets them all again, in the new re-remembered form they have grown to become in her mind.

Rare Device is a store and gallery that features functional experiments and original ideas in art, design, craft and fabrication. Owners Rena Tom and Lisa Congdon constantly seek out objects that are beautiful, evocative, well constructed and thoughtful. We are pleased to bring to our San Francisco store an ever-growing roster of local, national and international artists and designers for a truly "rare" experience.

Rare Device (http://www.raredevice.net) is located at 1845 Market Street between Valencia and Guerrero Streets. Store/gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7pm and Sunday noon to 6 pm.

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