Mary Lempres at Guacamole Airplane

Mary Lempres at Guacamole Airplane

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Marinship Studios

265 Gate 5 Road

Sausalito, CA 94965

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Calling All Bacteria Enthusiasts & Novices Alike!

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Please join us for an exhibition of the work of Designer-In-Residence Mary Lempres on Saturday August 13 from 1-4 pm in the Petrichor Gallery at Marinship Studios in Sausalito.

By growing bacteria that already exists in natural clays and sands, Mary's work asks: How can synthetic biology be leveraged in traditional crafts to bring us closer to natural processes?

Inspired by the rich, biologically active crusts of the desert southwest as well as the vibrant hues of the salt flats of the South Bay, Mary's work investigates the symbiotic relationship between living and nonliving material and how materiality can connect us to place, people, and the living earth we stand on. By treating earth as a circular medium for biomanufacturing, she celebrates active bacteria and minerals that heal our soils: filtering out pesticides, improving water retention, and using CO2 as a growth medium.

Please join us for an afternoon of bio-design.

Artist Talk: 1:30 & 3PM

Please park on Gate 5 Road.

About Mary Lempres

Mary's research & works include “waste” as a social construct, new material, and collaborative reframing of infrastructure-wide problems. She has received awards and recognition from Lexus, Google Hardware, and WM, and is the co-founder of doppelgänger, a regenerative design studio.

About Guacamole Airplane

Guacamole Airplane is a Sausalito-based design studio focused on sustainable packaging. GA works with organizations including Nike, Dell & Whole Foods on sustainable packaging solutions. The studio's Designer-In-Residence program invites early career bio-designers to pursue open ended explorations at the crossroads of material experimentation, sustainability, and design.

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