SFMOMA Artists Gallery Announces March/April Show Featuring Painting and Photography
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dates: March 10 – April 21, 2011
Location: SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Building A, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO – The SFMOMA Artists Gallery presents Katherine Westerhout and Tom Bolles in an exhibition that highlights each artist's ability to manipulate atmospheric and implicit light. Tom Bolles' longstanding interest in luminosity is reflected in his recent body of mixed-media paintings. A concept he first explored through neon sculpture, Bolles has created a glow in this body of work - without the aid of electricity - through careful juxtaposition of color and layering of material.
Katherine Westerhout's photographs capture the psychological resonance of long-abandoned industrial, institutional, and ecclesiastical spaces. Westerhout works with the camera in four- to six-hour sessions to produce one or two carefully chosen color images. Using only available light, she creates large-scale works depicting uninhabited spaces that hold visual clues of past lives.
Though divergent in media and subject matter, when viewed together the two artist's works hold a dialogue about the emotive quality of color and light and create sensory experiences that transcend established preconceptions of subject matter and media.
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