June 12 - July 12, 2003
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Shown as an installation, Jessica Snow's new paintings and works on paper contain amorphous masses and geometric areas of color with collage elements that leave the picture plane and continue onto the walls aided by push pins, string or paper. These abstract compositions reference maps, architectural surveys, and computer motherboards. By juxtaposing disparate elements, such as biomorphic and mechanical forms, masculine and feminine elements, and interior and exterior settings, she establishes a sense of tension throughout. Yet there is a harmony to be found in this play of opposing parts as they fuse together to communicate Snow's aesthetic interests.
Snow received her Masters of Fine Arts at Mills College in Oakland and has shown at Four Walls, Southern Exposure, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. She participated in a residency progam at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was the recipient of a San Francisco ArtCouncil Award Grant in 2000.