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WINTER SALON 2009
Opening 3 November | Reception 5 November | Exhibition through 2 January
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – 27 October 2009 (for immediate release) Micaëla Gallery is proud to present “Winter Salon 2009,” a multi-media exhibition.
“Winter Salon 2009” introduces new work by a selected group of artists whose work responds to a world in flux, where uncertainty about the environment, economy and changing societal norms yields creative output, evokes a nostalgic past, blurs the present, and charges into the unknown future.
Franziska Klotz roams Berlin in search of stories to collect and paint onto massive stretches of canvas. Narrating life’s simplicities, whether a hospital waiting room or an urban camp ground, with expressive applications of paint and mixed media, Klotz renders bright sweetness to an otherwise dark story. Alex Bernstein, sculpting with cast glass and steel, interprets growth with gestures of light against sober steel. Nicole Schmoelzer, working in sync with the seasons and her environment, produces swathes of luminous paint and somber shadow across linen canvas.
Carmen Spera’s “House of Cards,” an allegory of wretched excess and vulnerability, is emphasized by its construction of fragile glass. Prema Murthy’s “Tectonics,” an archival digital print series, shapes globalization as a force of change-producing ruptured physical and geographic bodies – like a puzzle, her work is characterized by ambiguity, and heightened by the unknown. Contributions by Marie-Lou Desmeules riff on this concept with her disturbing use of performance, photography, and paint.
Canovas PignickowskiArtists Emil Alzamora (New York), Alex Bernstein (North Carolina), Thai Bui (California), Ernesto Canovas (Scotland), Marie-Lou Desmeules (Germany), Peter Foucault, collaborating with Matthew Parrott (both, California), Scott Kiernan (New York), Scott Kildall (New York), Franziska Klotz (Germany), Carol Lawton (California), Prema Murthy (New York), Eugenia Pardue (Portland), Nicole Schmoelzer (Switzerland), Carmen Spera (New York), and Monika Steiner (California) present artworks that embody a collective tension, concern with the moment, and demonstrate a relationship with liminal space.
The exhibition opens Tuesday, November 3.
The opening reception, with artists in attendance, is Thursday, November 5 from 5:00 to 7:30pm.
A print exhibition catalog, PDF exhibition catalog, photographs and high resolution images are available upon request.
Steiner BelievePardue Stillness
Top: Ernesto Canovas. Pignickowski’s Concert.
Above left: Monika Steiner. Believe II.
Above right: Eugenia Pardue. Stillness at Dusk.
Below left: Carol Lawton. Doorway.
Below right: Peter Foucault. Translations.
Lawton DoorwayFoucault Translation
About Us: Micaëla Gallery is located at 49 Geary Street, No. 234, San Francisco, CA. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm, and by appointment. The closest BART|MUNI stop is the Montgomery Station. Public parking is available at the Sutter/Stockton Garage and the Union Square Garage.
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