Round Three of our Exquisite Corpse game commences today! Feast your eyes on the painting above, an arresting portrait of a bison with rainbow lasers shooting out of its eyes, by SF-based fine artist Lisa Congdon. Submissions by all you local artists out there just keep getting better and better, but we still want to see what you've got! Stakes are high in this second-to-final round of the game.
Yeah, I collect a few things—vintage cast-iron enamelware, notebooks, moccassins, "L" signage, old Western blankets, puffy vests. And, my stable of treasures ain't too shabby for a pauperess such as myself (believe me, if I could afford to collect, say, vintage Pucci dresses or old LV steamer trunks, I would). But it's still small potatoes compared to what local artist Lisa Congdon has stashed away—neatly, mind you—in various drawers and shelves in her Mission District home and nearby art studio.
In case you can't tell, we were all over the Mission this week. After stumbling upon Monument's new digs we headed down to The Curiosity Shoppe to get a little peek at artists Lisa Congdon and Mati McDonaugh's new exhibit in the store's gallery. Entitled "Little Pink Houses", the collaboration features a healthy dose of birds, branches, and electric shocks of pink - all design details we adore.
Opening tonight at BellJar: Lisa Congdon's Love Me Not, a modern upgrade of Valentine's notes from the Victorian era. The show will include paintings, illustration, collage and shadowbox. Here's what Congdon said about her show: "Valentine's Day reached its height of celebration in the Victorian Era. Valentines cards were produced in tens of thousands, from whimsical to slightly vulgar. Their designs included lace paper, embossed envelopes, glass or metal mirrors, ribbons, real feathers, and flowers or dried ferns. Chubby, adult-looking children called cherubs adorned them.
In case you haven't seen the Valentine's Day decorations already up at countless gift stores across the city, know this: it's coming. Was that a Bah Humbug? You're way off on holidays, but just the same, why not share this little treat with yourself or someone you like (but you know, not like like) to get in the spirit? It's only 25 bucks, and available online from local talent Lisa Congdon. And to get you pumped even further for the number one Hallmark holiday (ever heard of Sweetest Day?