3-4pm, Champagne Reception
4-7pm, Yerba Buena Gallery Walk
Visual Aid Gallery exhibition:
Highlands, a Solo Exhibition of paintings by Martine Jardel
Working large gives Martine Jardel the opportunity to emphasize the gestural quality of the act of painting. She has always been process oriented so she is open to accidents and random events, using palette knives and rags --- layering, scraping, dripping and floating oil paint to create surfaces that embody a sense of time. Inevitably, the horizontal orientation of her paintings suggest landscapes, but the ground is as deceptive and unstable as marshland and the horizon is submerged in watery depths or fragmented and scattered over the picture plane. Using the landscape as a frame, Jardel explores a collection of experiences, whose memories unspool and evolve.
Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Yerba Buena is home to a thriving art scene. Explore what the neighborhood has to offer by visiting 15 participating galleries in a FREE exciting art walk. Explore, be inspired and meet other art fans from all over the Bay in this afternoon of cultural and artistic immersion.
Participating galleries include Visual Aid, 111 Minna Gallery, Catharine Clark Gallery, Crown Point Press, Gallery Wendy Norris, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, Rayko Photo Center, Varnish Fine Art and more.
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Visual Aid encourages artists with life-threatening illnesses to continue their creative work. Visual Aid Gallery presents cutting-edge exhibitions that stimulate dialogue about illness and art. Visual Aid nurtures artists, encourages diversity, conserves our resources and provides a legacy of art for future generations.