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All it is--New Paintings

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Crematory
Crematory, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 48" © courtesy of the Artist and Gregory Lind Gallery
Appalachia
Appalachia, 208 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 48" © Courtesy the Artist & Gregory Lind, SF
Dealer
Dealer, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 36" © Courtesy the Artist & Gregory Lind, SF
Franz1
Portrait of Franz Prichard, 2007 Acrylic on Panel 20" X 20" © Courtesy the Artist & Gregory Lind, SF
Sacramento
Sacramento, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 24" © Courtesy the Artist & Gregory Lind, SF
Rome
Rome, 2008 Acrylic on Panel 20" X 20" © Courtesy the Artist & Gregory Lind, SF
Summer_of_87
Summer of '87, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 20" X 20" © Courtesy the Artist & Gregory Lind, SF
Campus
Campus, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 48" © Courtesy the Artist & Gregory Lind, SF
Burbank
Sonoma, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 36" © Courtesy the Artist & Gregory Lind, SF
Idahofallsweb1
Idaho Falls, 2006a Acrylic on Panel 36" X 36" © Courtesy the Artist & Gregory Lind, SF
Thinktankweb1
Think Tank, 2006 Acrylic on Panel 24" X 24" © Courtesy the Artist & Gregory Lind, SF
Townpool_web
Small Town In-Ground, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 24" © Courtesy the Artist & Gregory Lind, SF
All it is--New Paintings

49 Geary St.
Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
December 12th, 2008 - January 31st, 2009
Opening: December 13th, 2008 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION

Gregory Lind Gallery is pleased to present All it is, new paintings by Oakland-based artist Jake Longstreth. The images in this exhibition, through their often elevated, distant perspectives, invite a regard for the scenic. They interrogate the expansive space of a largely exurban landscape � exploring both the industrial and the pastoral; revealing their blurred dialogue.

Longstreth reduces his images to their basic elements. His flat, light-filled paintings stray liberally from the photographs they are based on, inhabiting a middle ground of painterly subjectivity. Faithful adherence to the observed world is not Longstreth�s goal, as he explains: "Painting can be useful in that it simplifies, revealing the abstractions of our current condition through a discerning lack of detail." Indeed, his pictures omit as much information as they provide, while still corresponding to the weight of experience. Such expressive limitations show evidence of the restraint in Longstreth�s vision: his work resists itself, stubbornly showing what is � all it is � in an abiding quietude.

Jake Longstreth received his MFA from California College of the Arts, San Francisco. His recent exhibitions include Group Show, EgoPark Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2008; "Real" Space, Mahan Gallery, Columbus, OH, 2007; and Wabi Ranch, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco. A recipient of the 2008 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a 2007 Artist in Residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE, Longstreth has been featured in Art in America, Art Forum, and the San Francisco Chronicle. This is Jake Longstreth�s second solo show with Gregory Lind Gallery.