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Yosemite Valley, December , 2012 Oil on Canvas 48 X 48 in © Courtesy of the Artist and Craig Krull Gallery
Yosemite

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave. Building B-3
Santa Monica, CA 90404
September 8th, 2012 - October 13th, 2012
Opening: September 8th, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.craigkrullgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
santa monica/venice
EMAIL:  
info@craigkrullgallery.com
PHONE:  
310.828.6410
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 10-5:30; Sat 11-5:30

DESCRIPTION

Concurrently, the gallery will present its third solo show of paintings by Santa Barbara-based artist, Pamela Kendall Schiffer. While Michael Light dizzily soars over the American West with large-format camera, Schiffer works at ground level, painting one of the most iconic, prodigiously painted and photographed manifestations of the sublime on earth, Yosemite Valley. In contrast to the drama and sheer force of Light’s photos, Schiffer’s reverential approach parallels the work of the Tonalist painters of the early 20th century who avoided majestic spectacle in favor of a more reductivist and intimate composition that evoked a poetic mood. As the artist states, “I structure my paintings in an ever simpler way. I try to pare down a scene to its essential qualities. I hope to make images that are fairly uncomplicated, while still imparting a sense of space, atmosphere and stillness, paying particular attention to the quality of light.”