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Joel Coen / Peek: Optical Haiku
Filmmaker Joel Coen’s handcrafted origami-like optical viewers, created during breaks between his larger projects over the years
Coastal Marin Artists Gallery
Opening Events: Saturday, September 22
* Gallery Talks – 2:00 pm
* Reception – 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Exhibit dates: September 22 – December 30
[Pictured: Viewer boxes by Joel Coen in the studio, 2018.]
Curated by Wayne Campbell
Well-known master of large-scale cinematic composition and narrative, filmmaker Joel Coen now invites us into a private world, one where he takes quiet pleasure in handcrafted origami-like optical viewers, each one containing a three- dimensional image.
Coen has been creating these objects during breaks between his larger projects over many years. Similar in function to antique stereopticons of the19th century, he combines his own stereo-photography with other collected objects and images to create a three-dimensional collage.
The frank intimacy of this viewing experience invites direct communion between an audience of one and the artist.
48 Wharf Road, Bolinas, CA 94924
On-street parking available only.