Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Adobe Books Parlor & The Pistils
A collaborative project by 10 local artists

Alexis Arnold
Christina Corfield
Nancy de Y Elkus
Rashin Fahandej
Laura Boles Faw
Cathy Fairbanks
Ruth Hodgins
Marya Krogstad
Mimi Moncier
Lauren Ross

Curated by Devon Bella

August 2009 - February 2010

Adobe Books presents the new exhibition series Adobe Books Parlor in the bookstore's front windows on 16th Street in the Mission District. The Pistils are the first group of artists to inhabit the window space with rotating window installations by different members each month. The exhibitions are free and open to the public with monthly scheduled opening events.

Current Project 2: Parlor
19 September - 16 October
Artists: Lauren Ross and selected works from The Pistils

The Parlor project is a salon style exhibition where the storefronts
will invite the public to sit, read, and converse. The first use of
the spelling parlor (c.1225), deriving from the Old French word parler
(to speak), referenced windows through which confessions were made.
The Parlor will rejuvenate the history of specialized rooms for
conversation, as well as reveal the chaotic nature of misunderstanding
worlds coexisting in the same space.

Image: Installation view of Unbound by Mimi Moncier, August 2009