Permutations – Work by Christine Reed

We are excited to announce the opening of our latest exhibit, “Permutations” by Christine Reed. The show features a variety of work in print medium, with selected paintings on wood block and canvas. Christine studied art at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and holds a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley. She writes:

Through monotype prints and paintings, I recall experiential memories of landscape. Across the series, the interplay of field and frame, form and void, intention and ambiguity, structure and disarray is my focus. Visual juxtaposition becomes a mechanism to hold attention and create time for a sustained impression of visual space within the field of the work. Often an ordering framework – a grid or pattern – is interrupted, blurred, dissolved or refracted through the process of working. The trace of order in the underlying framework, still visible within the finished work, teases the mind’s tendency to search for perceptible structure – for repetition or rhythm – in the random array. By engaging the mind in perceptual play and disarming the intellectual focus of the viewer, my work aims to evoke the visceral response of that which initially inspired the work – the experience of space and light.

Please join us Thursday, September 22, for an opening reception and party. The event will be held from 5:30 – 8pm at One Union Street, San Francisco, CA, 94111.

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“The Travelers” – New work by Carolynn Haydu

Liquid SPACES is pleased to announce the opening of our latest exhibition, “The Travelers,” featuring a large body of work by local artist Carolynn Haydu. The show features a variety of works in mixed media on wood panel, including a dynamic, living installation in the gallery entry.

Please join us Thursday, June 2nd for the opening reception and party. We will have refreshments and entertainment running from 5:30 – 8:30pm.

“The Travelers,” Opening reception
Thursday, June 2nd
5:30 – 8:30pm

Liquid Spaces Gallery/Sherwood Design Engineers
One Union Street (@ Front Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111

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‘Marking Time’ – Work by Bernadette Jiyong Frank, Angela Willetts, Jeong Im Yi

Liquid SPACES is pleased to announce the opening of our latest group exhibition feature works by Bernadette Jiyong Frank, Angela Willetts, and Jeong Im Yi. The show features strong works by all three artists on a variety of mediums. Please schedule an appointment to stop by the gallery for a viewing, or join us Thursday, March 10 from 5:30 – 8pm for an artist reception. 1 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. RSVP to

Marking Time showcases the works of three San Francisco artists: Bernadette Jiyong Frank, Angela Willetts and Jeong Im Yi. Their works address experiences of one of the fundamental structures of the universe – Time. “Marking Time”, here, references the artists’ explorations of various dimensions of the measurement and recording of Time, including: sequences of events and the intervals between them; recording the motions of change; the continuum in which events occur in succession from the past to the present and on to the future; traces of the past found in the present; and the spatial reference frame which triggers one’s perception of time and space. Each artist expresses a motion of Time in her brush strokes, repetitive process and colors.

blue-turquoise-gray, 2009 - Bernadette Jiyong Frank

Visceral Time, 2010 - Angela Willetts

Mr. Morgan, 2008 - Jeong Im Yi

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‘Orange Ocean’ – New Works by Cathy Ellis

We are pleased to announce the opening of our latest exhibition, ‘Orange Ocean’ featuring new works by Cathy Ellis. The solo show, which features large-scale oil paintings and drawings on wood panel and paper, displays a body of work that is both beautiful and perplexing. There is skill in the technique and depth to the subject matter, both of which lend themselves to a unique viewing experience.

Cathy Ellis:
Often my work begins with a landscape or architectural structure that interests me. This area then becomes a stage where I introduce a loose narrative based on common human experiences, both real and imagined. I build a world that is part romanticism and part social critique. Idealism and disaster coexist with more everyday concerns like eating, sleeping, work and recreation.

The exhibition will run from October 3rd – January 5th. A private artist talk and viewing will be held in December. For more info please email

Liquid SPACES Gallery is open by appointment Monday – Friday from 9am – 6pm. For appointment please call 415-677-7300 or email 1 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94111.

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Sherwood Institute/Liquid SPACES Book and Web Launch Event


Where: 443 Sutter St

San Francisco, CA 94108

Time: 6pm-8pm book signing / 8pm-10:30pm open party

Cost: Free with RSVP, or click here to RSVP on Facebook.

Celebrating the release of our new book, ‘Sustainable Infrastructure: The Guide to Green Engineering and Design’, and the launch of our website,, this event will be a collaborative effort between two established non-profit organizations based out of San Francisco: the Sherwood Institute, and Liquid SPACES.

The night will feature video installation works from a number of local artists to be projected on multiple walls of the gallery and run throughout the event. There will be live music entertainment via DJ and contemporary jazz trio. Light refreshments will be served, along with beer and wine for guests.

Author Bry Sarté will also be signing copies of Sustainable Infrastructure, which will be available for purchase at a 40% discount at the event! Come secure your copy of the book as we celebrate its release!

The Sherwood Institute was established as an organization to help safeguard and extend the availability and energy efficiency of threatened fresh water resources through research and innovation; while Liquid SPACES was formed in 2001 to promote, exhibit, and develop emerging contemporary artists in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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