Joel Coen: Optical Haiku at Bolinas Museum, September 22-December 20


Date: Monday, October 1, 2018

Time: Museum Hours: Friday 1-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm

Phone: 415-868-0330

You're invited to view Bolinas Museum's gallery showing of Joel Coen's Optical Haiku, curated by Wayne Campbell. Well-known master of large-scale cinematic composition and narrative, filmmaker Joel Coen now invites us into a private world, one where he takes quiet pleasure in handcrafted origami-like optical viewers, each one containing a three-dimensional image. Coen has been creating these objects during breaks between his larger projects over many years. Similar in function to antique stereopticons of the19th century, he combines his own stereo-photography with other collected objects and images to create a three-dimensional collage. The frank intimacy of this viewing experience invites direct communion between an audience of one and the artist.


Optical Haiku will be on display September 22-December 20.

Additional Location or Other Information

Bolinas Museum is located at 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas, CA 94924.