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Inez Storer: Made up Stories from an Imagined Past

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Sailing with Matisse to Tahiti, 2012 Mixed Media on Panel 32 X 39 © Inez Storer
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The Visit, 2012 Mixed Media on Panel 32 X 39 © Inez Storer
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Revisiting Rauschenbert, 2012 Mixed Media on Panel 46 X 46" © Inez Storer
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Afternoon with Matisse, 2012 Mixed Media on Panel 20 X 24" © Inez Storer
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The General and his Muse, 2012 Mixed Media 36 X 24" © Inez Storer
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Tangiers, 2012 Mixed Media on Panel 36 X 24" © Inez Storer
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Piero, 2012 Mixed Media on Panel 24 X 36" © Inez Storer
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Dancing Lessons, 2012 Mixed Media on Panel 24 X 36" © Inez Storer
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Superman and Velasquez, 2012 Mixed Media on Panel 34 X 25" © Inez Storer
Inez Storer: Made up Stories from an Imagined Past

108 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
January 2nd, 2013 - January 31st, 2013
Opening: January 11th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.seagergray.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
North Bay/Napa
EMAIL:  
art@seagergray.com
PHONE:  
415-384-8288
OPEN HOURS:  
11 to 6, Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 on Sunday
TAGS:  
magical realism, Inez Storer, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, exhibition, fine art, Bay Area mixed-media, San Francisco Galleries, photography, mixed-media, realism, abstract, figurative
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

Made up Stories from an Imagined Past, a masterful exhibition of new works by celebrated artist, Inez Storer is on view at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley from January 2 to January 31.  A reception for the artist is open to the public from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, January 11.  The exhibit is accompanied by a full color catalog with essay by Maria Porges. 

The paintings of Inez Storer take the viewer on a magical journey through history, sensation, and internal experience. They are multilayered and full of artifacts of the artist's life and interests. From the exhibition catalog essay by Maria Porges,

Like a complex geological landscape, the world of Inez Storer’s paintings is an amalgam of layers, 
inviting both careful looking and the pleasures of more than one kind of reading. In her rich, tapestry-like images, long, long ago and the recent past jostle and blend, creating a collage of time itself: the made and the found intermixed together, re-invented and retold. Entering this realm of magical realism, we find familiar characters as well as strangers—sometimes, engaged in interactions with each other we might not have expected.

Born in 1933 in Santa Monica, California, Inez Storer studied at the Art Center in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of California at Berkeley, and the San Francisco College for Women, ultimately receiving her B.A. from Dominican University in San Rafael, California (1970). She received her M.A. from San Francisco State University (1971). Storer's work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions consistently thorough the United States at institutions such as the Reno Museum of Art, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Missoula Museum of Art, Montana, and The National Museum of Jewish History, Philadelphia. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout the country. Storer has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute (1981 - 1999), Sonoma State University (1976 - 1988), San Francisco State University (1970 - 1973), and the College of Marin (1968 - 1979).  Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Oakland Museum of California, the Lannan Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, the San Jose Museum of Art, and the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University. Her painting, 7 Days to Make the World is currently on display at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco.