LR: The artists featured in the annual Benefit Art Auction are representative of those that Headlands aims to support through their programs – artists who test the boundaries of their practice while investigating challenging questions with their work.
To that end, one of the stand-out works in the auction is Ruth Asawa's Untitled (PF.622, Chrysanthemums)—an exceptional drawing by a seminal artist who has great personal history with San Francisco. While best known for her sculptures, Asawa also made a daily practice of drawing, and this particular work provides an intimate look at her prowess of line and form.
Marsha Cottrell’s Untitled embraces the innovative spirit that the Bay Area fosters so well. Cottrell harnesses a laser printer as one would a paint brush, running mulberry paper through the printer multiple times to create unique abstractions images—seamlessly integrating the handmade and technology into a new language of abstraction.