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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, interesting painterly objects that would knock out the uninitiated as well. It would have been easy t... [more]
Posted by whirl on 12/8/15
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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 arrested by a crystal-clear resin reliquary, in which and through which one might reflec... [more]
Posted by whirl on 5/21/14
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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 component.  The embedded patterns in Faist's work have a regional feeling of the tropics and the pacific coast.  He... [more]
Posted by Sandra Vista on 5/17/11
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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 rest on platforms could describe an exclamation point, which is not a bad way to describe the show. Su... [more]
Posted by whirl on 2/18/08