Lulo Gallery hosts ‘Shadow Performance’ show
Gallery Lulo in Healdsburg is hosting an impromptu “shadow performance” on Saturday at the gallery on Center Street.
The live show will be performed by Niki Ulehla, a San Francisco-based jewelry and mixed media artist who has been a student in the art of puppets. She has put on small performances with hand-carved wooden puppets but has recently been experimenting with shadow imagery, creating performance art from the subconscious stories and visuals from her dreams, according to Anne-Kathrine Schjerbeck co-owner of Lulo.
Saturday’s performance is an extension of this idea in which she uses an overhead projector to create images with her hands and props that are projected on to a white background. In this case, the gallery’s window, which will be covered in white paper for the show.
Ulehla’s goal is to create a “dreamlike visual score featuring animals, humans, vegetation and combinations,” said Schjerbeck who added the best way to view the performance is across the street from the gallery which is located at 303 and 305 Center Street. After the show, Lulo will be open briefly for anyone who would like to visit with the artist.
The 30-minute performance is scheduled to be begin at 6:15 p.m. and is part of a series Ulehla has been performing, working with art galleries around the North Bay.
A graduate of Stanford, Ulehla studied jewelry at Revere Academy and puppets with Miroslav Trejtnar in Prague.
Lulo is a collaboration between Schjerbeck and nationally-known artist Karen Gilbert and features more than 40 national and international artists, including Gilbert, an award-winning artist whose jewelry has been published and exhibited all over the country. In addition, the gallery shows modern glass pieces that Gilbert has created through her and husband’s company Sklo, also based in Healdsburg.