August Artist-in-Residence: Tamar Assaf (August 24)
Bay Invaders: Non-Native Species Are Changing the San Francisco Bay Ecosystem
In a replica of her own studio, Tamar Assaf invites visitors to engage in a hands-on activity to experience her creative process of research, preparation, creation and presentation of artwork.
Assaf's artwork is a subtle social and ecological commentary on the environment, raising awareness of human influence on animals in the wild and how entire ecosystems function as a delicate balance of interdependencies. With a close-up, cropped approach, minimizing background, Assaf uses palette knives to apply impasto onto wood panels or canvas. During her residency, Assaf will create new paintings of non-native aquatic species that are changing the San Francisco Bay ecosystem.
To learn more about Tamar Assaf's artwork, process, projects, and residencies please visit www.tamarassaf.com.
Canvas materials for this residency are generously provided by Blick Art Materials.
Paints and medium for this residency are generously provided by Winsor & Newton Artists' Materials.