Conceptual artist Meryl Pataky returns to Shooting Gallery this Saturday with "The Golden Hour", an exhibition that pays homage to our mother sun and the building blocks of life; iron, carbon, and oxygen. Pataky's exploration into the cosmos begins with Helium, the first element created by atomic fusion. This element of choice is represented in all of Pataky's neon works and illuminates a warm peachy color within the tubes. Coincidentally this is the same hue as the shine to most stars. From there, Pataky incorporates iron in the steel frames of her panels, carbon with the deer hide and wood frames, and oxygen with a 3 x 6 foot panel of live succulents. Three Periodic Elements in neon: Gold (Au), Silver (Ag) and Copper (Cu) will also be present in this latest collection of work. These three precious metals are elements that are only created during supernovae explosions, lending themselves perfectly to Pataky’s cosmic theme. Be sure to visit the gallery opening night to experience these immense works in person. Until then, take a peek of some studio shots of Meryl Pataky preparing for "The Golden Hour" courtesy of Brock Brake.
Saturday, July 12th 7-11pm Shooting Gallery 886 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94109 shootinggallerysf.com