The East Gallery presents Patsy Krebs’ Parable of the Oxherder, featuring new aquatint etchings by the artist. Parable of the Oxherder is based on the Zen parable the Ten Oxherding Songs. Traditionally the koan-like narrative describes in poem and/or image the drama of the Oxherder and Ox as they lose and find one another, exchange ascendency, achieve equilibrium and finally transcend the world of phenomena altogether. Envisioned here in abstract form, the Songs are understood as various conditions of being, or interior situations, along the Way; the Dao. The painting “Untitled (Pale gold/maroon)” is a continuation of a body of work Krebs began in 2008. The image is made up of very thin washes of acrylic, feathering out from a central rectangle, with undertones and overtones creating a subtle complex interior pattern echoing the notion of a painting as a window into an unknown place.
Krebs’ work is featured in the collections of the Achenbach Foundation at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, CA; Denver Art Museum, CO; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, FL; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA. She has been featured in publications and new-papers such as Art in America, ARTnews, San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times. Krebs has received numerous awards including the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Artist’s Grant and The National Endowment for the Arts Grant. She currently teaches at Dominican University of California.
The shows open with the artist’s reception on Saturday, March 2 from 5 – 7 pm. The gallery is located in the Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, T3, Santa Monica. For additional information please call (310) 828-1133, view our website at www.loraschlesinger.com,
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