The subtlety of our surroundings
Oakland-based visual artist Zarouhie Abdalian makes art work that examines how people interact with their surroundings. She spoke to KALW’s Jen Chien about using “unremarkable materials” to create memorable experiences for the viewer.
ABDALIAN: This piece basically has three elements: the plastic owl—just a garden owl from the hardware store— an open window, and this pre-recorded music.
You can experience Abdalian’s “Functions” Thursday, December 10 at 7pm (18+ only) or Sunday, December 13 at 2pm at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, where she’s artist-in-residence.