First Friday Opening with Steve Valdez and Love letter Clothing
Friday November 6th >>> 6p-8p Field day & Friends 329 19th street Oakland CA 94612
Join us for our Featured artist and designer opening for November at Field Day & Freinds.
Steve Valdez Immune Valdez
Born 1969 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Being heavily influenced by hisstructural engineer father and his drawings, he began art in drawing and architecture. Believing that esthetic and function make for a visceral imprint in the world around us, hequickly moved to more hands on 3-d materials, specializing in metal. Now living in Oakland, California in his fully outfitted machine shop, he designs and buildsarchitectural elements for various clients and also collaborates with many artists on largescaleart projects and installations. More often his work is the backbone and/orfunctionality of collaborations. For instance in the Swimming Cities Boat projects hemade the motors that motored them down the Mississippi, Hudson and finally across theAdriatic Sea into the Venice Biennale. Working with Plan C he built the Liquidator, anamusement park ride made out of radioactive materials from the Chernobyl site. He wascommissioned by For-Site for the Presidio Habitats exhibition to help Ai Weiwei’sporcelain owl houses withstand 70 mph winds for a one year long installation. His othermajor projects include The Steam punk Tree house. A 10.5 meter interactive tree housemade of steel and rivets. A full-scale 15th century Spanish gallon tall ship that sailedacross the Black Rock Dessert named La Contessa, and Jet Kiss, consisting of two A-4fighter jets kissing in mid air for a permanent public installation.Now he’s going back to his roots and applying building skills to simple drawings andsmall projects.
Lynnmarie Patrick of Love Letter Clothing
A collection of vintage inspired dresses from all second use fabrics and vintage findings. Every single piece is uniquely handmade with great attention to piecing exactly the right colors, patterns, and embellishments to make your dress perfect. Love Letter Clothing makes clothing from XXS – 6XL to fit women of all shapes and sizes.
Sample the adaptagenic herbal tea blends and fill up on good vibes.
Wine, snacks & babes.