2017 SHOWS & EVENTS
JANUARY-DECEMBER, MINNESOTA STREET PROJECT, THEMES AND PROJECTS, WOODKNOT & PHASES
JULY, RARE DEVICE, WOMEN, GROUP SHOW
SEPTEMBER 14- NOVEMBER 6, RARE DEVICE, WOODKNOT
NOVEMBER 18-19TH, WEST COAST CRAFT, FORT MASON BOOTH A10
DECEMBER 18-19, HOLIDAY MART, GET HIGH ON MOUNTAINS
CURRENT SHOW: RARE DEVICE
BY KATIE GONG
SEPTEMBER 14 - NOVEMBER 6, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6-9pm
Rare Device is pleased to host our latest gallery show, Woodknot, featuring original wooden sculpture work by San Francisco artist Katie Gong. Gong's most recent work pushes the boundaries and characteristics of how wood is perceived. The show consists of varying sculptures shaped into playful knots and squiggles. Each sculpture speaks to calling attention to a unique material that is all around us and elevating how it is perceived.
Join Katie and the Rare Device staff on Thursday evening, September 14th at Rare Device Flagship on Divisadero from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for the celebration. The show will be on view from Thursday, September 14th - Friday, November 6th.
BY GRACE BONNEY
"I spent at least a half hour in awe of Katie Gong‘s wooden sculptures that look like giant twisted pieces of twine or twist-tie, but are made entirely of beautiful wood. After steaming each piece of raffia for hours, Katie ties them into giant knots in a matter of seconds. The result is a piece that feels remarkably kinetic and full of life. I couldn’t stop staring at them and looking for more pictures online, so I thought I’d share some of my favorites here today. Click here to check them out on Instagram and here to check them out in Katie’s shop." –Grace
RARE DEVICE BLOG INTERVIEW
BY GISELLE GYALZEN
SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
Giselle Gyalzen: How did you pick wood as your medium?