Oliver Halsman Rosenberg and Friends: _Japa_

Curated by Oliver Halsman Rosenberg
January 8 – February 7, 2010

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Including work by and objects from the collections of Kori Alexander Girard, Leighton Kelly, Eliza Bishop, Zipporah Lomax, Joni Nelis, Pauline Beaudemont, Dene Fyfe, Tara Lisa Foley, Pinki Kumari, Simon Brooks, Ainoha Ananda, Ajit Chauhan, Frank Collozzo, Joel Stockdill, Jake Cahill wearing tattoos by Freddie Corbin and others.

Opening Reception: Tea served by Tea Master Jon Oda
After one year of nomadic art making in India, Oliver Halsman Rosenberg returns to his San Francisco roots to share the work he made, as well as create a shrine with work by other travelers, locals, and friends he met during his journey. “Japa” is Sanskrit for the repetition of a mantra under ones breath, and Oliver will use the underground Triple Basement space to frame this work from abroad. Exhibiting small gouache paintings he made on recycled eucalyptus paper from Munnar, as well as drawings on rice paper from Phaplu, these series are infused with local inspiration as well as imagery mined from probing the subtle depths of consciousness. Tea Master Jon Oda will be creating a special brew opening night for this brief return home before Oliver departs again in January to attend the Kumbha Mela in Hardiwar, and continue developing this body of migrant work.