Join us on Wednesday, July 3, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for an Artist Brunch with artist Elke Zauner for the opening of her exhibit, Elke Zauner: EXIT/ENTRY.
Painter Elke Zauner is based out of Riverside's German Sister City of Erlangen. Zauner says of her work:
"In my paintings, I deal with architecture and light, the transitions between light and space, and the transparency of materiality. During my 2008 scholarship stay in the Villa Massimo in Rome...what particularly influenced me was the Roman light and the openness of the buildings, their architectural play of light, air, and shade, as well as the unbelievable easiness and elegance of the millennia-old buildings. One of my favorite buildings was the Pantheon, so I have picked up many elements of its architecture in my works, such as the protruding columns and the play of light.
"The fact that I started extending my works beyond the canvas to the walls is certainly also due to the influence of such magnificent pieces of art as the garden painted in the Villa Livia, or the ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel. By fitting the canvas into the respective room situations, my paintings gain the character of an installation."
This light brunch is free. However, we do ask that you RSVP by calling 951.684.7111 to help us ensure proper seating arrangements and refreshments. Thank you.