FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Audra Weaser and Sharon Weiner
December 6, 2008 - January 10, 2009
Reception: Saturday, December 6, 4-6pm
Exhibition will be on view as of November 26
2525 Michigan Avenue #G2, Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-829-3300, fax 310-449-0070
Web site: http://www.RuthBachofnerGallery.com
Gallery hours, Tuesday Saturday 10:00am 6:00pm
Left: Audra Weaser, "Gold Glimpse", 2008, Mixed media paint on panel, 72" x 96".
Right: Sharon Weiner, "Genesis" (diptych), 2008, acrylic on canvas, 25" x 50".
Ruth Bachofner Gallery is pleased to present In Water by Audra Weaser and New Work by Sharon Weiner. There will be a reception for the artists Saturday, December 6, 4 - 6 PM.
Audra Weaser’s current series of paintings are based on the artist’s memories and experiences in nature which are reinterpreted as layered, textural abstract paintings. Like the elusive nature of memory, the images in the works are furtive - areas with dense linear forms may read momentarily as a landscape reflected in turbulent water and then the tactile, abstract integrity of the textured surfaces moves to the fore. Imagery fades in and out of the foggy white surroundings in Weaser’s paintings inciting viewers to navigate through the process and garner a personal response to the activity.
Sharon Weiner’s abstract paintings emerge from a process of self-reflection and rigorous manipulation of paint. In her current series, Weiner trains acrylic paint into organic masses that take on a corporeal presence but never lose their painterly character. These prominent forms, which seem to cast light from within, are at once celestial, earth bound and oceanic and provide viewers access into the psychological spaces on which Weiner's paintings are based.