Up In the Air
Bernie Lubell creates unlikely wood mechanical metaphors for the human condition. Gears, pulleys, bellows, valves, levers, human force and sophisticated engineering power his interactive wooden machines. As an artist who has lived and worked in the Bay Area for 40 years, his influence is felt in the work of many local artists.
Visitors collaborated with Bernie as he set out to build an airship in the gallery at Southern Exposure. In two workshops and ongoing studio hours, visitors and Bernie work together to create an air powered flying machine inspired by Frederick Marriott’s 1869 airship Avitor, expanding on Bernie’s ongoing research into breath and the force of air.
Drop-in construction hours were Tuesdays – Fridays, June 15 – 26, and Saturday, June 27, 2015.