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In The 7th Year: The Evolutionary Tale of the Art of Joe Fenton
April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The number seven holds much power and carries great weight. Throughout time the number has been woven through nature, science, and belief of all kinds. Idea Fab Labs Chico now invites you to behold a new iteration of this cryptic symbol: IN THE 7th YEAR! An evolutionary tale told through art, brought to you by the mind of JOE FENTON.
Seven years ago, Joe shifted the geometry of his life and transitioned himself from a round-peg-in-the-square-hole of corporate employment to being a multi-faceted artist who has gone on to be hired by companies such as Zoom, Uber, and Linkedin via his independent company Sweaga to create custom installations for their offices and headquarters.
Throughout these seven years of struggles and victories he has found a balance with the challenge and has drawn playful inspiration from the tangram. Also known as the “seven boards of skill” the tangram is a simple dissection of a square into seven smaller shapes, but from it endless possibilities can be arranged. By sliding these all-too-familiar components around he has tapped into a well of inspiration that pays homage to the past while paving a mindful path forward to the future. Utilizing the tools available at Idea Fab Labs he has been exploring new angles of creation and has pushed his craft to the next level. Come puzzle the pieces with us and witness this stage in the evolution of his uniquely shaped vision.
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