Closing Reception for Radka Pulliam
Saturday, October 1st
Join us for the celebration and grand reveal of an artist’s one-month residency in the Ramon’s Tailor space. Radka Pulliam has spent all of September documenting and revealing beauty in the ordinary. We couldn’t be more excited to share her hard work with you. Come see for yourself and meet the artist this Saturday.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by today to celebrate the halfway point in Radka Pulliam’s month-long residency—it was wonderful to see old friends and to meet so many new people. Radka spent the day stitching #25 and #26 in her series of “29 objects or their shadows,” which documents various objects in the Ramon’s Tailor studio. We also got a glimpse of a new series of photographs that will document each stitched drawing in front of its inspired location.
We’re impressed with the compelling pieces that Radka has created in only the first half of her residency and we can’t wait to see what happens over the course of the next two weeks. Mark your calendars for the Closing Reception on Saturday, October 1st (details to follow soon).
After today’s open house, we gathered for an ‘impromptu show and tell’ salon where six local artists joined us to talk about what they are currently working on. It was inspiring to hear about the processes and concepts for diverse projects whose final forms varied from books to meat-based sculpture to performance art. A thoughtful and fun discussion was had by the group.
September 18, 2011
11:00 to 3:00pm
At Ramon’s Tailor
Please join us for an Open House with our present Artist-in-Residence, Radka Pulliam.
Here’s what we saw in the Ramon’s Tailor window last night. If you haven’t stopped by to check out what our artist-in-residence Radka Pulliam is up to, you certainly should. The stitched drawings that were on display last night were quite lovely. Pop by the window all month long and sneak a peek of the work (and possibly the artist at work).
© Radka Pulliam
We were so excited to help our newest artist in residence move in today. Her name is Radka Pulliam and she’ll be working at Ramon’s Tailor during the month of September. Expect to see delightful things happening through our window and mark your calendar for a closing reception on Saturday, October 1.
We were first introduced to Radka’s work at the MFA show at CCA (California College of the Arts) in May. Her graduate show comprised a series of about 50 framed abstract mappings, stitched onto vellum. They were beautifully composed and yet evoked a certain textural rawness. When we read the descriptions we found out that these were mappings of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. Radka had spent months walking the neighborhood and documenting everything from mailboxes to strong smells. Turns out that Radka, who was born in the Czech Republic, also lives in the neighborhood. We finally met her a few months later and knew she’d be a perfect artist for Ramon’s Tailor.
Radka Pulliam imbues drawings, environments, photos and embroidery with social stratifications. Her practice occurs in the space between art and everyday life, and between the private and the public.
The inaugural exhibit of Ramon’s Tailor honored our namesake who occupied this fine space for 40 years (wow!). Members of the Mrs. Robinson Society thoughtfully assembled a selection of garments that celebrated the man who had finely tailored and improved the wardrobes of so many people over the years. We’re happy to share photos of the installation along with the stories of each garment that elude to Ramon’s colorful clientele. Enjoy!
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