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Motherhood & surfing explored through new art show



Surf Culture

New Work by Artist Yasmina Dedijer-Small

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 May, 2015 - San Francisco - The Great Highway Gallery is pleased to announce its first summer exhibition mooka, featuring work by artist Yasmina Dedijer-Small. On view from May 16 - June 26, the exhibition will include gauche and ink paintings. The opening reception will be held on May 16 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Wake, feed, eat, embrace, change, dress, feed, sleep, wake, eat, feed, bathe, nurture, embrace, feed, sleep and repeat.  Yasmina’s new body of work, mooka, is an exploration of these daily patterns of devotion, associated with motherhood, and the relationship art has with introspection.  

Both influences inform her art making process which involves hours of repetitive detail using gouache and ink on wood.  Her inspiration is also found through the observation of the unfolding and sinuous patterns in nature.  She believes that within these patterns lies a universal language holding transcendent qualities.

Yasmina Dedijer-Small currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art from San Jose University and has shown in group exhibitions at Wieden & Kennedy Gallery (Portland, OR), H Space (Costa Mesa, CA) , The Grasshut (Portland, OR), The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (SC, CA), and at La Kitchen (Paris, France). Her work has been published several times in Japan’s Blue magazine, The Surfer’s Journal, Salted, and Foam Symmetry. This will be her second solo exhibition and her first at The Great Highway Gallery.

John Lindsey

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