HANG ART announces In Season, a solo show of new paintings by Tjasa Owen, on display from July 1 through July 31, 2008. A reception for the artist will be held on Second Thursday, July 10, 2008 from 6-8pm at 556 Sutter St, San Francisco.
Owen's work is inspired by the coastlines of the Atlantic and Pacific as well as travels abroad. The artist reassembles the elements of remembered scenes in order to create vivid landscapes that can be adopted and shared. The artist employs acrylic, oil pastel as well as collage media in her canvases, utilizing vintage stamps and postage markings. Owen likens her process to ‘conjuring a landscape postcard... reproducing it on canvas, and, by adding an ink stamp, sending it back into the world.' The notion of travel is central to her work; besides representing landscapes blended from the artist's imagination, the paintings look as though the viewer is actually speeding past them. Owen imbues her scenes of rural tranquility with dynamic motion-trees and grasses blow in the wind and clouds seem to race overhead. Her subtle textual notations on many of the pieces invite the viewer to create a personal relationship with the painting, and allow a range of personal interpretations.
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