Butterflies and Eskimos: New work by Timothy Karpinski at Rare Device

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San Francisco design store and gallery, Rare Device, is proud to present: Butterflies and Eskimos: New work by Timothy Pinski. The work will occupy the Rare Device gallery December 3, 2010 - January 15, 2011. A reception for the show will be held Friday, December 3, 2010 from 7 - 9 pm.

PRWEB) November 11, 2010 -- Butterflies and Eskimos: New work by Timothy Karpinski

December 3, 2010 - January 15, 2011; Artist's reception 7-9 pm, December 3, 2010

San Francisco design store and gallery, Rare Device, is proud to present: Butterflies and Eskimos: New work by Timothy Pinski. The work will occupy the Rare Device gallery December 3, 2010 - January 15, 2011. A reception for the show will be held Friday, December 3, 2010 from 7 - 9 pm.

In his new series of work "Butterflies and Eskimos" Karpinski will be presenting a series of both hand-cut paper work and hand-cut wooden sculptures. The title derives from the childhood concept of butterfly kisses and eskimo kisses, little innocent jesters of love, which will be the overall theme of the work for the show. The poem Karpinski wrote which inspired the show goes like this: "Butterflies and Eskimo's, bat your lashes, rub your noses."

Timothy J. Karpinski grew up near the Appalachian Trail in the woods of New Jersey. As a child he was obsessed with building forts and damming streams. As time passed, skateboarding and art entered the picture. To this day, Karpinski still spends much of his time building forts, damming streams, skateboarding and making art. Inspiration also comes from his love of music, typography, gardening, children’s books, graffiti, and his love of nature and science. All of these elements are reflected in his work. Karpinski is that rare combo of ‘dreamer’ and ‘doer’. Many encompass one of these traits, seldom both. He is a master of wit, a lover of folk and owner of one of the finest art reference libraries this side of the Mississippi. Karpinski is currently living the dream in Portland, OR where he runs Together Gallery, holds down both a fort and a sailboat… and somehow still finds time to make some art and dam some streams.  (via Andrew Hosner - Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles).

Karpinski’s work has shown with Whitewalls (San Francisco), Compound Gallery (Portland), Flatcolor Gallery (Seattle), Together Gallery (Portland), Thinkspace Gallery (Los Angeles) and Lab 101 (Los Angeles) to name but a few and has also been profiled in such high profile events as Brave Art 2007 (Whistler, BC) and at art fairs including GenArt Vanguard 2008 in Miami with Thinkspace and this December’s Aqua Art Miami with White Walls and Shooting Gallery.

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 (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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