Life Cycles and Cosmic Death by Meryl Pataky, April 24–May 26

What: Life Cycles and Cosmic Death by Meryl Pataky 

When: April 24–May 26, 2013

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

Meryl Pataky, who is also exhibiting in Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party, creates a discussion of beginnings and endings by introducing cyclical imagery and concepts of existence. Pataky blends psychological and biological themes to bring attention to a universal order and its unbreakable pattern. This order and connection is applied to the basic pattern of life and death and expands to include subjective ideas of emotion, relationships, language and experience. The artist combines a range of materials that tell a chronological story from their birthplace to their existence.

Each material is either elemental or organic and has been specifically chosen to represent organic life and its building blocks— the elements created in the universe. Elements such as helium, carbon, neon and iron are the few created during the life of a star and precious metals like silver, gold and copper are the most rare— forged only during a starʼs explosive death.

About Meryl Pataky 
Originally from South Florida, Meryl Pataky moved to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art University. She eventually fell in love with the tactile nature of sculpture and pursued this as her major, graduating with a BFA in 2010. Pataky is a multi-disciplined sculpture working in materials that range from ceramic and paper to metal and neon. She has created neon sign commissions for various business in San Francisco and participated in group and solo exhibitions in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Along with creating art, Pataky is passionate about education and has worked as a teacher and mentor in visual arts for the past 4 years.

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 You can visit The Ramp Gallery any time SOMArts Cultural Center is open.

Images above courtesy of Meryl Pataky