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6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116)
Downtown Forestville

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All the Pieces that Matter

Kirk Hinshaw's Mixed Media Collage

May 28—July 4, 2010

The Quicksilver Mine Co. will present a one-man exhibition—All the Pieces Matter—of recent mixed media collage by Sonoma County artist Kirk Hinshaw beginning May 28th.

"Pug Extraordinaire," by Kirk Hinshaw
"Pug Extraordinaire,"
Mixed media collage, 25" X 34", 2007

Kirk Hinshaw has been creating art since he was a child of the 1940's in rural North Carolina. His collages, incorporating pages from antique books, old prints and photographs, sewing patterns, antique papers and small objects, have been exhibited in California and throughout the United States, including Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station and a solo show at Hope & Grace in Yountville. His artwork is in private collections on both coasts and in Europe.

"Monkey Eight Ball," by Kirk Hinshaw
"Monkey Eight Ball,"
Mixed media, 31" X 43" 2008


"The Babe," by Kirk Hinshaw
"The Babe," Mixed media, 20" X 25" 2009

Hinshaw received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as additional studies at the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of California. He is also a founding member of the Sonoma Collage Collective. For the past 17 years he has been a resident caretaker for a 235 acre ranch on Sonoma Mountain.

"Birthday Card from Jane," by Kirk Hinshaw
"Birthday Card from Jane,"
Mixed media, 20" X 23" 2005


"Cut Along Dotted Line," by Kirk Hinshaw
"Cut Along Dotted Line,"
Mixed media, 20" X 20" 2008


"Know When to Fold'em," by Kirk Hinshaw
"Know When to Fold'em,"
Mixed media, 22" X 26" 2009

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All the Pieces that Matter opens with an artist reception on Saturday, May 29 from 4—6pm.

Featuring a special musical performance by Diego Jameau in the Sculpture Garden

"Natural Waistline," by Kirk Hinshaw
"Natural Waistline,"
Mixed media on canvas, 44" X 61", 2008


"Friends & Lovers," by Kirk Hinshaw
"Friends & Lovers,"
Digital collage, 27" X 31"


"An Imagined Realm," by Kirk Hinshaw
"An Imagined Realm,"
Collage, 21" X 17", 2009


"Lotus Bird," by Kirk Hinshaw
"Lotus Bird," Collage,
17" X 21", 2009


"Time Travelers," by Kirk Hinshaw
"Time Travelers," Digital collage,
27" X 31", 2005


"Temporary Transformations," by Kirk Hinshaw
"Temporary Transformations," Mixed media,
32" X 32", 2005

More about Kirk

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