January 2 – April 2, 2017
Born in the glamorous city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Michelle L. Morby was adopted in the 1970’s. She spent her formative years in the United States, on both coasts, and in the Western Pennsylvania territory. While living in Paris, she began her art-making in street photography. She is a multi-media artist who has worked in both analog and digital photography, video, installation, performance, happenings, and now paintings as performance. It is her staunch belief that the creative idea dictates the medium. Some themes she has explored in her work are mythos, desire, transformation, and belonging. Michelle has performed and exhibited across the country and internationally, from Idaho to Iceland. She currently lives in San Francisco living betwixt trees and fog.
This current body of portraits seeks to celebrate an eclectic group of people from history, pop culture, and somewhat forgotten history. I celebrate all lives, great and small. The foibles of the human condition are what makes us real. Joy and humor can be found in how ridiculous and sublime we all are. I decided to call the supporting website un petit aperçu, meaning “a little bit,” or “to catch a glimpse of,” which is what I do. Some portraits are more clear than others.
Modesto Covarrubias and Monica Lundy collaborate on several curatorial projects, including Studio 5,4 Salon, an event that brings together arts professionals for an evening of lively discourse. They are the San Francisco Bay Area curators of visual arts for Flying Under the Radar Biennial Festival of the Arts, an interdisciplinary lab/festival that facilitates collaborative work between artists of the San Francisco Bay Area and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Both Covarrubias and Lundy maintain their own studio practice, among other projects. Modesto Covarrubias has a BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, an MFA in Studio Art from Mills College, and teaches at California College of the Arts. Monica Lundy has a BFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA in Painting from Mills College, and is represented by Nancy Toomey Fine Art in San Francisco.
The Red Poppy Art House has featured installations and/or rotations of work by numerous Bay Area artists including Paz de la Calzada, Alberto Toscano, Fernando Diaz, Yolanda Lopez, Adriana Camarena, Indira Urrutia, Todd Thomas Brown, Adrian Arias, Ytaelena Lopez, Calixto Robles, Mona Caron, Dustin Fosnot, Claudio Nalerio, Sebastian Alvarez, and more.
As a predominantly multidisciplinary performance space, the Art House does not usually host formal exhibitions. Rather, we present works throughout the year via informal rotations of works for sale as well as socially engaged large-scale installations pieces. For more information on what is currently on display, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or come by for one of our performances.