“Furtography” by Kevn Tijerina in The Ramp Gallery through March 18

What: Fur Your Viewing Pleasure or Furtography by Kevn Tijerina

When: February 26–March 18, 2013

Where: The Ramp Gallery, a community curated space at 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th

The textiles on display were created using manipulated photographs of cat fur patterns and shading. The digital pictures of the cats’ fur were altered by simply varying the repetition of a particularly interesting section of patterning. The darker print Potato Skin is from a brown short-haired Mackerel tabby (by the name of Potato) and printed on heavy cotton. The lighter print Katz Fur is from a grey Siamese Tabby point short-haired cat (by the name of Kat Khamir) and printed onto a jersey knit fabric. Choosing to showcase the print as a traditional tanned hide stretched out in key points, gives one the impression of looking at and discovering unknown animal evidence.

Kevn Tijerina is from Houston, Texas.  For the last two years she has been living in the Bay Area and is currently attending the San Francisco Art Institute for a Master of Fine Arts degree in Design and Technology.  For more access to Kevn’s works as well as her artist statement, visit her website at http://kevn.see.me or Youtube: Kevn Tijerina.

About The Ramp Gallery
The Ramp Gallery, a community curated space in the SOMArts lobby, accepts exhibition proposals on a continual basis. To view submission information as well as past exhibitions, please visit The Ramp Gallery page of our website here. To purchase work on display or for more information email gallery@somarts.org. You can visit The Ramp Gallery any time SOMArts Cultural Center is open.

Potato Skin, 2013, ink and cotton, 24.75 x 37 in.