Power of Ten: Scaling Up at Petaluma Arts Center

Posted January 23, 2018

January 20 – March 24, 2018: The Petaluma Arts Center celebrates their 10th year with the new exhibition, Power of Ten: Scaling Up, curated by the Eames Office’s Llisa Demetrios.

The Petaluma Arts Center is kicking off 2018 with the exhibition Power of Ten: Scaling Up, timed to celebrate the organization’s 10-year anniversary. The show includes 10+ artists who closely examine issues of scale through painting, photography, sculpture, architecture, design, and film.

Opening Reception 5-8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 20. Exhibition runs through March 24.“Today nothing operates in a void,” said Scale Up curator Llisa Demetrios, granddaughter of iconic American designers Charles and Ray Eames, whose 1977 film Powers of Ten, served as a catalyst for the exhibition. “Seeing these invisible and hidden spaces helps one to understand how everything is connected from a micro to a macro level, as well as tipping points. As Charles Eames said, ‘Eventually, everything connects.’ The works in this show bring out the artistic side of the scientist and the scientific side of the artist.”

Looking at nature and the man-made world, the artists in this show focus on often overlooked connections to show how things fit into the larger and smaller contexts of our surrounding world.

The exhibition features a number of works by Charles and Ray Eames, such as a looped screening of the iconic film Powers of Tenprototypes they made for their furniture, and photographs they took of their folk art collection to use in their films and House of Cards.

Power of Ten also includes an additional 10+ artists: Warren Bellows, David Best, David Alan Boyd, Amy Critchett, Mary Dooley + Chris Lynch of MAD Architecture, Christopher Evans, Douglas Gayeton, Ned Kahn, Patricia McShane + Erik Adigard of M-A-D, and Tiny Houses for Humanity.

Power of Ten: Scaling Up 
January 20 – March 24, 2018

Petaluma Arts Center
230 Lakeville St,
Petaluma, CA 94952