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Gallery 1988 SF: Beyond the Pages- 05.01.09

beyondthepages.jpg Children’s books inspiring art? “Beyond the Pages” at Gallery 1988 SF that opens tonight is STUNNING ~ this post would be up sooner if i wasn’t so busy deciding and buying a few of the pieces first ~ then looking up book covers and reliving my love of Roald Dahl, Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, and more to help pull some of your nostalgic heart strings too. I’m sure so much of my art tastes were influenced by those book covers of my childhood. And yes, even today, i’m still prone to impulse buying books for great covers (there are some i’ve purchased in other countries and read possibly because the cover made them that much more enticing to me)…

ALSO noteworthy? While they never charge admission ~ “we are asking each gallery visitor to bring one new children’s book, which will be donated to the San Francisco Unified School District. The gallery will also make an additional donation on behalf of the show.” What a nice gesture! So ~ take a look at some of my favorites of the MANY pieces, and some of the sources of their inspiration alongside on the next page!

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Chrystal Chan
“The BFG”
oil on board
7 x 4 1/2 inches
Inspired by the text of: The BFG, Roald Dahl

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Chrystal Chan
“Matilda”
oil on board
5 x 7 inches
Inspired by the text of: Matilda, Roald Dahl

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Casey Weldon
“Bears”
acrylic on wood
30 x 20 inches
Inspired by the text of: A Bear Called Paddington, Michael Bond
Rupert Bear, Mary Tourtel
Corduroy, Don Freeman
The Berenstain Bears, Stan and Jan Berenstain

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Casey Weldon
“The Days Are Just Packed”
acrylic on wood
20 x 30 inches
Inspired by the text of: Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson

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Daniel Elson
The Giving
acrylic on canvas in custom, re-built 19th century frame
12 x 20 inches
22 x 30 inches framed
Inspired by the text of: The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein

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Daniel Rizzolo
“Enough, enough, pasta pot, I have my pasta, nice and hot, So simmer down my pot of clay, Until I’m hungry another day.”
oil an magnets paint on wood
16 x 20 inches
Inspired by the text of: Strega Nona, Tomie de Paola
* this piece includes three magnets of the moon and stars that can be placed in the top left and right corners of the painting

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Jeannie Lynn Paske
“One Sees Clearly Only With The Heart”
watercolor, charcoal, pastel and ink on watercolor block paper
12 x 16 inches
Inspired by the text of: The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Jeannie Lynn Paske
“The Lorax”
watercolor, charcoal, pastel and ink on watercolor block paper
14 x 20 inches
Inspired by the text of: The Lorax, Dr. Seuss

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Kendra Binney
“Our Enemies Befriended”
mixed media and resin on wood
18 x 28 inches
Inspired by the text of: Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson

“The Nest of the mistle Thrush”
mixed media and resin on wood
18 x 24 inches
Inspired by the text of: The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett


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Lauren Moyer
“The Man Cub”
mixed media on paper mounted on board
13 x 19 inches
Inspired by the text of: The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling

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Leontine Greenberg
“Which they grabbed with a tool which is known as a Squitsch”
watercolor and pencil on paper
10 x 9 inches
Inspired by the text of: Scrambled Eggs Super, Dr. Seuss

“Birds! They were laying all over the place!”
watercolor and pencil on paper
8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Inspired by the text of: Scrambled Eggs Super, Dr. Seuss

Leontine Greenberg
“Lays eggs that are three times as big as herself!”
watercolor and pencil on paper
8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Inspired by the text of: Scrambled Eggs Super, Dr. Seuss

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Sean Clarity
“The Velveteen Rabbit”
acrylic on board
11 x 8 inches
Inspired by the text of: The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams

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Anne-Julie Aubry
“Little Red and the Wolf”
digital printing with acrylics and pencils on Arches paper
5 3/4 x 8 inches
12 1/2 x 15 inches framed
Inspired by the text of: Little Red Riding Hood, Charles Perrault

“The Queen of Hearts”
digital printing with acrylics and pencils on Arches paper
7 x 9 1/4 inches
12 1/2 x 15 inches framed
Inspired by the text of: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

“Snow-White & Rose-Red”
digital printing with acrylics and pencils on Arches paper
5 x 7 1/4 inches
11 x 15 inches framed
Inspired by the text of: Snow-White and Rose-Red, Brothers Grimm

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Drake Brodahl
“On the Way to Grandmother’s House”
cel vinyl acrylic on bristol
10 x 10 inches
Inspired by the text of: Little Red Riding Hood, Charles Perrault

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John Kennedy
“Rapunzel”
acrylic and oil on panel
14 x 18 inches
19 x 23 inches framed
Inspired by the text of: Rapunzel, The Brothers Grimm

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Mayuko Fujino
“The Owl and the Pussycat”
Washi paper cutout with collage
8 x 11 inches
Inspired by the text of: The Owl and the Pussycat, Edward Lear

Mayuko Fujino
“The Mock Turtle”
Washi paper cutout with collage
8 x 11 inches
Inspired by the text of: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


Additionally there are MANY more where these came from ~ see the full show preview at Gallery 1988’s Beyond The Pages site ~ and if you’re in SF, definitely take a look at the show!

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Thanks so much! beautiful and inspiring!

----- Gefen Lamdan 21.02.11 03:20

these are some *beautiful* images!!! :)

----- Elyse Ribbons 10.05.09 04:15

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