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Ukrainian Orthodox Church meets Coppola Bldg.Size: 50" x 38"
Medium: Graphite on paper
Private Collection, San Francisco.
While walking through Folsom and 7th Streets, it is almost impossible not to notice the beauty of the golden dome of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, located at 345 7th Street. It is called St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church and has been serivicing the community for the past 50 years. I have contemplated on the dome's shape and its metallic color, and have dedicated a series of this church.
Juxtaposing the Ukrainian Orthodox Church against the Sentinel building, is a union of two relative sites that encompass the harmony and beauty of two architectural icons. The mutual admiration towards a dome, one taken from a traditional Ukrainian Orthodox Church, located in the San Francisco’s South of Market district, versus the Sentinel, an aesthetic construction and landmark of a building that cannot be missed while walking on Columbus Avenue towards Kearny Street, in the North Beach neighborhood. The Sentinel, is also called the Columbus Tower or the San Francisco Flat Iron Building. At the time of the earthquake of 1906, the Sentinel's steel frame was under construction and survived the fire. Film Director, Francis Ford Coppola bought and restored the building in the 1970's, and became the headquarters of American Zeotrope Studios. The ground floor is the cafe- Niebaum-Coppola. This time I present the Sentinel building from a different view, not the buildings's main entrance, but the back side which is a bit run down, and offers a glimpse of its petina-green rusted domes, which are more angular shaped and smaller than the Ukrianian Orthodox style. Both buildings, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the Coppola site are glorious to observe from a far, and especially at night.
Ukrainian Orhtodox Church meets Coppola was first exhibited in 2002 during Patricia's Solo Show titled Sixth Street Series, "Roger Gordon for Districy Six" @Headquarters’ Office, San Francisco. Patricia participated during the Fundraiser Party for Roger Gordon during his campaign for Supervisor District Six. Ukrainian Orthodox Church meets Coppola was exhibited in 2004 during Patricia's Solo Show titled New Paintings, at SOMA Gallery, San Francisco, March 2004.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church meets Coppola is featured in Patricia's book entitled, SOMA SEEN, published in 2008.
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