You’ve probably read some of Dave Eggers’ words before, but have you ever seen his artworks? The American novelist, screenwriter and philanthropist is well-known for creating the publishing house McSweeney’s and co-founding the literacy project 826 Valencia. Recently however, Eggers also added “visual artist” to his resume when, in 2010, his collection of drawings called “It is Right to Draw Their Fur” exhibited at Electric Works in San Francisco.
These doodles featured a variety of creatures—from poodles to pandas—contemplating life’s quandaries via accompanying slogans. Now, Eggers has expanded his repertoire to include sculptures, interactive kinetic works, large-scale paintings and installations. They all come together in a new show called “Dave Eggers: Idaho” made specifically for the space at Jules Maeght Gallery, also in San Francisco. Using the loose theme of Idaho as a springboard, the show encourages viewer participation and all proceeds will go to ScholarMatch, a nonprofit college access organisation.
All artwork courtesy of Dave Eggers
“Dave Eggers: Idaho” runs until 7 May 2016
Note: dogs are welcome in the gallery!
Dave Eggers is represented by Electric Works
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