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6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116)
Downtown Forestville

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The Poe Show
Poe Dismuke

November 6 - December 12, 2004

Well known Bay Area sculptor Poe Dismuke will make a return visit to Sonoma County from his new home in Bisbee, Arizona, exhibiting his recent work at the Quicksilver Mine Co. in downtown Forestville beginning on November 6th. The Poe Show opens with a Reception for the Artist on Saturday the 6th from 47p.m., and will continue through December 12th.

"Ducko" - Wood, canvas, mixed media
"Ducko"
Wood, canvas, mixed media
16" x 10" x 7"

 

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Sculptor Poe Dismuke
Poe Dismuke
 
 

Inspired by penny arcades, mechanical toys, and carny hokum, Dismuke draws from the mechanical fortune tellers, side show geeks, and quack curative elixir sellers of the early 20th century to create a harmony of aged modernity that greets the 21st. In this Show, pieces range from colored schematic drawings to maquettes and kinetic sculptures. With the pull of a lever or string, a Poe sculpture characteristically tweets, whistles, tips, bobs, rocks, catches mice, or blows smoke rings!

Recent exhibitions include Lew Allen Contemporary in Santa Fe; the Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco; and solo exhibitions at the San Rafael Center for the Arts, and the Palo Alto Arts Center. His work is also in many public and private collections, including the Oakland Museum here in the Bay Area.

"Mouse Trap" - Wood, tin, wire, rope
"Mouse Trap"
Kinetic Sculpture
Wood, tin, wire, rope
72" x 24" x 24"