Featuring: Ruth Asawa, Amanda Curreri, Jay DeFeo,
Rosy Keyser, Bessma Khalaf, Sonya Rapoport, Brie Ruais and Suné Woods
February 1 - March 17, 2018
@ 1275 MINNESOTA ST / Gallery 105
Artist reception: Saturday, February 24th | 5–8pm
Resistance is one of the factors necessary to make us realize the characteristics of our medium and make us question our work procedure. We learn patience and endurance in following through a piece of work. We learn to respect material in working it. Formed things and thoughts live a life of their own; they radiate a meaning. ―Anni Albers, 1944
This exhibition is not about one thing. Except for the shared somatic-ness. Forged by the body, reacting faster than the mind. Artists arriving at a sense of object-ness wherein the shape moves between the unexpected, beautiful, ugly, smooth, rough. Unfolding. Constructed and composed with a balance of brute physicality and thoughtful finesse, the work shape-shifts from one thing to the next, until it forms a something-ness that has gravitas in what it is and not what it purports to be.
Somatic Gesture features a collection of 8 intergenerational artists. The work spans from sculpture and photography to painting and drawing. Artists include: Ruth Asawa, Amanda Curreri, Jay DeFeo, Rosy Keyser, Bessma Khalaf, Sonya Rapoport, Brie Ruais and Suné Woods.
Organized by Romer Young Gallery in partnership with Minnesota Street Project.
For additional information please contact Joey Piziali at 650.302.1669 or email@example.com. You can also contact Julie Casemore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 2 - April 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 5-8pm
Romer Young Gallery is pleased to present New Work, an exhibition of new paintings by San Francisco artist Nancy White. The exhibition will be on view Friday March 2nd through Saturday April 14th with an opening reception for the artist on Friday, March 2nd, 6-9pm.
White’s hard-won paintings arrive from the artist’s rigorous engagement with painting’s most basic elements: color, shape and composition. In her small, modest works, White almost eliminates value contrast. The resulting paintings are nearly monochrome, yet, paradoxically, the images have an ambiguous and deeper space. From a seemingly singular color family she makes multiple variants of hue emerge. Her color evokes different temperatures and sensations; the spectral effects of these color explorations belie her medium.
Nancy White’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Jancar Jones Gallery, San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA; Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA; and Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Group exhibitions include Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; the Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto; UC Berkeley Museum of Art, Berkeley CA; 2nd Floor Projects, San Francisco CA; the San Jose Institute of Contemporary, San Jose, CA; Higgins Art Gallery, Barnstable, MA; the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR; the Los Gatos Art Museum, Los Gatos, CA; Busdori, Tokyo, Japan; and Paris Concret, Paris, France. Her work was also included in a series of traveling exhibits that originated at Weltraum 26, Munich, and traveled to Pharmaka, Los Angeles, and Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
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