Atelier presents Translucent Layers
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 2, 5:30 – 7:30pm at Atelier
In her oil paintings, Ayesha Samdani negotiates the tension between color and form. Shapes and lines harmonize and clash with thick brush strokes of overlapping, translucent pigment. Ayesha credits nature as the architect of each piece. Drawing inspiration from the seasons, Ayesha uses a limited color palette varying in accordance with the times of the year. The canvas also acts as a mirror, reflecting the artist’s native home of Pakistan, stating: “This cohesive body of work is a combination of my cultural and personal experience.”
625 Gallery presents Presence
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 2, 5:30 – 7:30pm at 625 Gallery
In her MFA thesis photo exhibition, Lauren Crew shares with the viewer her grief over the death of her mother. Through the exclusion of people in her photos, and focusing on environments such as an empty room that reminds her of her mother, she evokes an impression of emptiness. In many of her images, Crew appropriates straight lines and a soft color palette in order to confine the visual field to express a sense of loneliness and isolation. The result is a powerful, albeit emotional collection of photographs.
688 Gallery presents Motley Views of the Marin Headlands
Kimberly Bartel, Howard Chang, Rosa Choi, Libby Gable, Sanaz Jamloo, Daniel Rappa, Neko Reindl and Rachel Ziem.
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 2, 5:30 – 7:30pm at 688 Gallery
“The Photography Intensive is an MFA course designed around creating a series of photographs working within the confines of shooting in a single location during a condensed period of time (the summer semester). Each student is challenged to create their own visual resolution of their experience photographing at the Marin Headlands.”
- MFA Photography Instructor Connie Begg