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Time: June 10, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: Fort Mason
Street: Building A, Fort Mason
City/Town: San Francisco
Website or Map: http://www.sfmoma.org/visit/a…
Event Type: three, person, show:, jason, michael, aumman, drew, klausner, june, yokell
Organized By: SFMOMA Artists Gallery
Latest Activity: Jun 5, 2015
Walking on my own, oil on canvas 36" x 48'.
Jason Michael Aumann, Drew Klausner, and
Reception: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a reception celebrating the opening of a new exhibition of works by three local artists at SFMOMA Artists Gallery at Fort Mason.
Jason Michael Aumann's paintings are underscored by Buddhist thought, in particular an exploration of how what we encounter appears incomplete, imperfect, and impermanent. Aumann resurrects people from California's past, using nineteenth-century photographs that are enlarged and printed. He brings the images forward, then obscures them with layers of pigments and transparent media. What emerges are compellingly beautiful images that are both recognizable and enigmatic.
Drew Klausner's current series grew out of his work in photo restoration. He was inspired by recovering visual details and piecing them together with long-forgotten narratives. Here Klausner exhibits large-scale digital prints of people from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with narrative titles that imply larger stories. Image and text encourage the viewer to create their own, unverifiable story. A related series of lenticular (3-D) prints based on found photographs is also on view.
June Yokell is a keen observer of the natural world, gathering source material on hikes near her home in Marin County. Gestural and immediate, her paintings employ bold elements, multiple layers, and delicate marks that capture the distinct features of the California landscape. Her subject matter is treated lovingly but also truthfully. Revealing human impacts on the land, Yokell is celebrating its beauty and mourning its loss.