Atelier presents Memory of Bubbles
Atelier is pleased to present Memory of Bubbles, a solo exhibition of multimedia works by recent MFA fine art painting graduate, Jiali Yu.
Informed by the women around her, Jiali strives to convey on canvas the temperament of the female psyche. Rich color and soft, overlapping brush-work combine to conjure gentle, elegant representations of the female form. The act of painting is also a form of remembrance for the artist who explores the memory of her departed grandmother, Yun, the woman who initially inspired Memory of Bubbles. Jiali also explores mediums beyond oil on canvas with works such as her Female Cell Series, a hanging installation comprised of circular disks of coated resin that utilize natural and artificial light to create a dynamic visual experience.
Opening Reception: 5:30 – 7:30pm, June 7 at 79 New Montgomery Street
625 Gallery presents A Study of Animals
This June 625 Gallery is pleased to present the work of MFA fine art graduate, Jane Cozart. A Study of Animals is a beautiful collection of oil and pastel paintings that explore the relationship between animals and humans. Cozart has long been interested in the effect animals have of people stating. “[a]nimals offer a very real emotional sustenance uncomplicated by the complexities of human interaction. For many pet owners, this is what makes up the unconditional love and support that defines their relationship. “
Opening Reception: 5:30 – 7:30pm, June 7 at 625 Sutter Street
688 Gallery presents Individuals & Primordial Sea Creatures
688 Gallery presents a joint exhibition of works by figurative painter, Adriane Hope Brown, and sculptural artist, Taein Kim.
In her exhibition, Individuals, Brown shares a series of portraits that depict the people currently in her life. Working from photographs, Brown translates her subjects to the canvas with the intention to portray the individual how they would portray themselves. To capture their true identity, Brown poses her subjects in their own fashion aesthetic, and in their own environment. The nuances of each person come forth, defining their unique presence in the modern world.
Taein Kim shares his sculptural exhibition, Primordial Sea Creatures, an expression of the artist’s experience growing up near the sea side. In Kim’s words, “the sea was my playground.” Using materials such as neon, stainless steal and ceramic and methods of welding forging and polishing, Kim strives to not portray his biological subjects as they are, but seeks to find novel ways to present the familiar.
Opening Reception: 5:30 – 7:30pm, June 7 at 688 Sutter Street