May 12 - June 11, 2005
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Rena Bransten Gallery is proud to present new works from internationally renowned artist, Vik Muniz.
In her second solo show at the gallery, San Francisco Artist Jessica Snow continues to blend amorphous shapes in cool colors with more geometric areas suggesting aerial views or maps. Her use and application of carefully selected contrasting pigments help determine the boundaries within each composition. Thinly applied washes of acrylic paint make up the bulk of the irregular areas while the "urban" areas are described by heavily textured spurts, dabs, and strokes of oil paint.
While the larger paintings reference aerial views and Platt maps, that include water-ways, streets and interstates, open space, and urban clusters, Snow's exhibit will also include small works on paper and ink-jet prints that have a tighter focus on the details found in the larger pieces. In all the works, however, one is aware of Snow's successful attempts too merge abstract and "real" elements into a harmonious blend that expands the meanings and possibilities of both.
Snow received her Master of Fine Art at Mills College in Oakland and was a recipient of a San Francisco Art Council Award Grant. Since her last solo show at Rena Bransten Gallery, Snow has had a solo exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, California; she was also recently included in Neo Mod: Recent Northern California Abstraction a the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, and Observations at the Carl Berg Gallery in Los Angeles.