Lindsay Stripling
Scenes I Don't Remember From Books I've Read


On view
February 4 - 26th, 2017

Opening reception
February 4th 6-9 pm

Watercolor workshop with the artist
Saturday, February 18th, 10am-noon

This show will be a playful look at books that the artist has read recently, or even not recently at all, tackling the idea that no matter what we are reading or when, we cannot help but digest it into our consciousness where it becomes something completely new and separate from the original text. That transformation of the text from the author’s mind into our own leaves an imprint that we return to over and over- no matter how true, it becomes true to the reader. Our memories and personal experiences play a lot into how we perceive fiction (and fact) and ‘Scenes I Don’t Remember’ actually becomes  ‘Scenes That Exist Anyway Because My Mind Made Them.’ 

There will be, in addition to paintings made by the artist, a collaborative wall drawing where each attendee to the show can add to a larger work of art made by the other attendees to create a scene that never existed before, a collective memory that morphs and changes with each added element.

Featured books:

  • The Handmaids Tale, Margret Atwood

  • Wuthering Heights

  • Franny and Zooey/ 9 Stories

  • The Complete Cosmicomics, Italo Calvino

  • Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales

  • White is for Witching, Helen Oyeyemi

  • Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter

  • Dante’s Inferno

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Lindsay Stripling is a San Francisco based artist who lives and works in a neighborhood located right next to Golden Gate park which runs for miles, due west, straight to the Pacific. Lindsay works primarily with watercolor on paper, using color and form to create dreamlike narratives that echo folk and fairy tales that we vaguely remember from childhood.