Pale Blue Dot
Suelyn Yu, Adrien Segal, and Purin Phanichphant
March 8 - April 10, 2019
On March 8th, The Laundry proudly presents, Pale Blue Dot, a selection of works by Suelyn Yu, Adrien Segal, and Purin Phanichphant. The exhibition opens on March 8th and continues through April 12, with an opening reception on Friday, March 8th, from 6:00-8:00 PM.
"From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering…” Carl Sagan
Inspired by the relationship between us, our home and its changing climate patterns, artists Suelyn Yu, Adrien Segal, and Purin Phanichphant draw from scientific research and data, natural systems and forms, and environmental impact. Collectively the works engage and activate dialogue through sharing a distillation of the environmental patterns and trends occurring around us. By communicating these ideas, we perhaps remember our own belonging as well as our vital relationship to our planet. In a time when climate change feels simultaneously very real and apparent, yet too catastrophic to fully digest, we invite you to absorb the insights these artists are serving up.
Suelyn Yu is a visual artist and climate activist living and working in San Francisco. Her paintings play on edge of abstraction and realism, inviting the viewer to pause in the tension. Through a micro and macros lens on the natural world, she poses questions about the future we want to live.
For her latest series NATURAL CHANGE, she will be donating 30% of the proceeds to the NRDC (National resource defense council).
Adrien Segal is a sculpture artist based in Oakland, CA. Through sculpture she seeks to reconcile conventions of reason and intellect with sensory intuition. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, and is published in several books and academic journals. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Bunnell Street Art Center in Alaska, The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, Pier 9 Workshop in San Francisco, and Bullseye Glass in Emeryville, CA. Adrien has been a Visiting Artist at San Diego State University and at California College of the Arts, where she holds a BFA in Furniture Design. In addition to teaching, she pursues her creative practice out of her studio on the former Naval Base in Alameda, CA.
Phanichphant’s works can be described in many ways, however, what unites his practice is the relationship to creating things that are more simple, more playful, and more interactive. His process employs various elements of design and computer interaction in order to engage the viewer. Purin Phanichphant is a San Francisco, California based artist and designer whose work is shown at his studio, as well as in galleries and venues around the United States, Iceland, & Japan. Purin holds a BFA in Industrial Design and Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MFA in Product Design from Stanford University.