Marina Luz / Close Enough / Opening Fri Nov. 30th at Park Life

November 18th, 2018

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Park Life Gallery is proud to present Close Enough (How We Describe Books When We Can’t Remember the Name or Title), New Works on Paper by Marina Luz.

Park Life Gallery

220 Clement st

SF CA 94118


Opening Reception Friday November 30, 2018 6-9pm

November 30 – December 30, 2018



When you are trying to find a favorite book from your childhood, or that novel you read for a class years ago and now wish you had kept, but you can’t remember any specific details, what do you do? Turn to the internet, of course.


Close Enough examines the selective and often cruelly humorous nature of memory by taking, unaltered, the subject line of plot descriptions on internet book search forums. Marina Luz designs and paints book covers for these plaintive pleas for help in tracking down these half-remembered stories. With memory being such a fickle thing, the resulting descriptions used as titles are alternately poetic and amusing.


Marina Luz is an Emmy Award-winning illustrator and artist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, VICE, ProPublica, and the Center for Investigative Reporting, among others. She runs her design studio HONEYLUX out of Oakland, CA.