Gesture is a solo exhibition featuring the multi-layered oil paintings of Jenny E. Balisle. Inspired by patterns found in natural or manmade environments, Gesture focuses on the specific relationships between marks, lines, and textures. Balisle manipulates the oil paint by pooling, wrinkling, scraping and creating chemical reactions. Investigating these patterns results in paintings that take 2-3 years to cure.
An artist reception will be on March 3, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Balisle will discuss her inspiration, concept, and art process at an artist talk on March 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm. Gesture is on view at Hang Art through March 1- 15th, 2011.
HANG ART is located at 567 Sutter Street in San Francisco and open Monday through Saturday, 10 am– 6 pm and Sundays 12 pm– 5 pm. Please contact the gallery at (415) 434-4264. For further information visit www.hangart.com and www.jennyebalisle.com
About the artist:
Jenny E. Balisle earned a B.A. in Art and Communication from University of Wisconsin-Steven's Point and a M.F.A. from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows including: the Art Museum of Los Gatos, Museu Brasileiro in Brasil, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Farmington Museum, Oakland Museum of California’s Gallery 555, Torrance Art Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Harvard University, and Fresno Art Museum.
Balisle works as an artist, curator, advocate and M.F.A. instructor/advisor.