New York Times Collages and Other Works
by Francesca Pastine
date. May 13 thru June 11
opening. May 13. 5 - 8 pm
Francesca Pastine uses printed media, received images, and
everyday objects as a springboard to consider her inner life in relation to the world. Her work has a cohesive thread which circles particular concepts, processes, and materials. Each project is a facet of her ongoing inquiry operating at the nexus of craft, culture, and her personal experience.
For her Time Travel Series, she harvests images of watches, jewelry, and full-page fashion ads from the New York Times. She disassembles then reconstructs the 22 by 11 inch pages of the Times into its original format in order to retain the newspaper’s identity. The finished works lean on a shelf, creating an interplay of light, shadow, and movement. The flow of time is revealed in the publication dates and the shifting values of the newspaper’s ink and paper stock.
Francesca Pastine is a visual artist currently living in San Francisco. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1997.
Pastine is a recipient of the Eureka Fellowship through the Fleishhacker Foundations, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and a Kala Art Institute Fellowship. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, Halsely Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, The Center for Contemporary Art Santa Fe, Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia, The Headlands Center for the Arts, and the National Gallery in Sophia, Bulgaria, among many others. Her works have been reviewed or featured in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Arts Quarterly, and New American Paintings. Her work was included in Cut Up | Cut Out curated by Carrie Lederer which traveled to museums nationally, including the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington, the Pensacola Museum in Florida, and the Ellen Noel Museum in Odessa, Texas. In September of 2021, Pastine opened Pastine Projects, an art gallery in San Francisco.
photo credit: Sally Buck
works in show