Christopher Baird, Todd Bura, Ruth Laskey
April 28, 2012 - May 26, 2012
Opening Saturday, April 28th, 6-9pm
I became aware of a slow dance of golden light. A little later there were sumptuous red surfaces swelling and expanding from bright nodes of energy that vibrated with a continuously changing, patterned life. At another time the closing of my eyes revealed a complex of gray structures, within which pale bluish spheres kept emerging into intense solidity and having emerged, would slide noiselessly upwards, out of sight.
Jancar Jones Gallery is pleased to present a group show of work by Christopher Baird, Todd Bura, and Ruth Laskey. The show will include paintings, works on paper, and collage.
Christopher Baird’s work was recently included in group exhibits at The Popular Workshop, San Francisco, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles and Partners and Spade, New York. He has had solo exhibitions at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, Receiver Gallery, San Francisco, and Adobe Books Gallery, San Francisco. He received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Christopher Baird was born in Portland, OR in 1976. He lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
Todd Bura’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, the Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, Co-Lab, Copenhagen, the Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY, and Visual Arts Gallery, New York. Bura received his BFA from The School of Visual Arts, NY and is currently an MFA candidate at UC Irvine. Todd Bura was born in New Jersey in 1978. He currently lives and works in Irvine, CA.
Ruth Laskey has had solo exhibitions at Ratio 3, San Francisco, Galerie Cinzia Friedlaender, Berlin, and Song Song, Vienna. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR, The Approach, London, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, and the Oakland Museum of California. She was a 2010 recipient of the SFMoMA SECA Art Award. Laskey received a BFA from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco in 1999 and an MFA in 2005. Ruth Laskey was born in San Luis Obispo, CA in 1975. She currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
For more information please contact Eric Renehan Jones or Ava Jancar at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jancarjones.com. Jancar Jones Gallery is located at 1031 N. Broadway in Chinatown, Los Angeles. The gallery is open Thursday - Saturday, noon - 5pm and by appointment.
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