Opening Saturday, February 1st at Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco is “Krap Etag Nedlog Reve,” Mauricio Ancalmo’s solo exhibition featuring a large scale installation paying homage to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The installation is inspired by the massive expanse of the park and its transmutation from naturally existing sand dunes into a manicured architecturally landscaped habitat, making it more adaptable for the city’s inhabitants to enjoy.
By integrating ‘nature’ and ‘natural’ elements into the gallery such as sand, bark and grass, Mauricio Ancalmo’s installation transforms the park setting by artificially creating a new form of urban landscape, one that exists in solace and completely removed from it’s original ‘natural’ setting. Video projections of the sky, moon, and sun, juxtaposed with an artificial beach and ocean scape with thundering waves played in reverse, reference the turning of the tides to a time when nature existed as nature, and all that humanity needed to coexist, was the dirt and trees that lay before them and around them.
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1, 2014. 7-10pm.
“Krap Etag Nedlog Reve” is on view through March 1st, 2014.
For more information visit Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco.