Ruth Bachofner Gallery

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Jennifer Faist: Friends, Acquaintances and Strangers by Eve Wood

            Jennifer Faist's newest body of work, aptly titled Acquaintances and Strangers, constitutes a deeper more thorough exploration into the derivation of form. Expanding on previous themes, Faist has created a series of “sculptural paintings” made from resin, acrylic and wood that expound ideas of intimacy and personal association. These works, unlike her previous work, have an added component of connectivity that can almost be read as a kind of collaboration where Faist has asked... [more]
Posted by whirl on 1/26

JENNIFER FAIST SOLO SHOW “Some Things Are Hard to Remember; Some Things You'll Never Forget” AT RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY

By Mat Gleason For decades now, Jennifer Faist has made abstract painting look easy. Her almost monochrome meditations have privileged subtlety and sensuality as their sole subjects. In her April, 2015, solo show at the Ruth Bachofner Gallery, though, she brought in a third element: disruptive patterns. The show was entitled, “Some Things Are Hard to Remember; Some Things You'll Never Forget,” and she gave her longtime admirers a great leap of difference to ponder while making fresh,... [more]
Posted by whirl on 12/8/15

Jennifer Faist: Forget-Her-Nots

by Kerry Kugelman In her most recent body of work, Jennifer Faist continues to extend her material and chromatic vocabulary into more subtle and complex areas. Hovering between painting and painted sculpture, Faist’s artwork asserts a robust physical presence while supporting delicate, light-soaked areas of color. Celebratory by dint of her trademark up-tempo, saturated palette, Faist’s latest works also have a hint of the elegiac. It is as though the transient beauty of a cut flower has been... [more]
Posted by whirl on 5/21/14

Not Just For Girls

Jennifer Faist's current exhibition of minimal works, clean edges, pristine surfaces are reminiscent of various artists that have traveled and taught in southern California.  Artists like Tony DeLap, James Turrell, John McCracken and Robert Irwin work with similar content as seen in Faist's work. The exception is that Faist is endeavoring to "feminize" her work by including pieces of fabric in the layers of the work.  The fabrics are designed to reflect Faist's feminine and nostalgic... [more]
Posted by Sandra Vista on 5/17/11

Jennifer Faist "I Remember Too," by James Scarborough

October 21, 2007"I Remember Too," Jennifer Faist, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, by James ScarboroughLyrical and sensuous, bright and playful, I Remember Too, Jennifer Faist's seven-piece show in the intimate backspace at the Ruth Bachofner Gallery, brims with delightful surprises.Hung with syncopation and eloquence, the seven richly hued paintings look either like xylophone keys or else books arrayed on a shelf. Combined, the vertical, narrow pieces and the small square ones that... [more]
Posted by whirl on 2/18/08