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Minoan Stories

Paintings and Works on Paper by Jessica Snow

date. November 4 thru December 17

opening. Friday. November 4. 5 - 8 pm

includes oil pastels on paper created at the residency Château Orquevaux in France. The one-month residency followed a particularly seminal stay at Agia Pelagia, in Crete over the summer where Snow says she “dove deep into the mythical.” Inspired by preclassical art, the geography of Crete, and the ancient myths of the island, her new work unfolds like an an archeological excavation where, for Snow, “meaning is always at play, tugging here tugging there, never quite settling into one thing or another.”

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Minoan Stories, 12, 2022 Oil pastel and acrylic on hot press paper 24.5 x 32 inches framed

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Minoan Stories, 10, 2022 Oil pastel and acrylic on hot press paper 32 x 24.5 inches framed

Femmes Futuristes

Photo-based by Kathryn Dunlevie

date. November 4 thru December 17

opening. Friday. November 4. 5 - 8 pm

Kathryn Dunlevie creates works that meld the familiar with the extraordinary. Each work depicts a silhouette of a woman whose interior is an amalgam of scavenged images. Often these women step forward with a sense of urgency and purpose, disrupting or activating the space around them. The collaged elements within each body create narrative content suggesting a diverse array of possibilities. 

 

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Alighting, 2021 Archival pigment print (from a handmade collage) on wood panel 21 x 14.75 inches

A kindling; unfurled.

Paintings by Prajakti Jayavant

 

date. July 15 thru August 13

opening. Friday.  July 15. 5 thru 8 pm

Prajakti Jayavant’s distinct and highly intuitive practice is an inquiry into the relationship of shape and color.


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Prajakti Jayavant, Untitled no. 76, 2010,

Oil on paper, 43 x 39 x 1.5 inches

Jigsaw, Paitnings by Leonard Rosenfeld, Livia Stein, and Lucy Traeger

date. July 15 thru August 13

opening. Friday.  July 15. 5 - 8 pm

The works in Jigsaw prod the viewer to puzzle the pieces together, connect the dots, and ask themselves, “Who is doing what?”
 

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Livia Stein, Half Figure 2021

Oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches

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Lucy Traeger, The Hunt, 2015

Acrylic on panel 14 x 14 inches

Leonard Rosenfeld

Leonard Rosenfeld, Salute to a Stripe, 1997,

Black Crayon and Watercolor on Paper 41 x 29 inches

From Moment to Moment
 

Artworks by Theodora Varnay Jones, Robin Richardson, and  Marta Sanchez Vasquez

 

date. July 15 thru August 11

opening. July 15. 5 - 8 pm

Civil twilight is the time of day before sunrise or after sunset when the sun is six degrees below the horizon. It is a time when light is increasing or fading and images and objects are difficult to discern. Similar to the shifting visibility at civil twilight, the artists in From Moment to Moment embrace ambiguity, disappearance, and reemergence in their work. Valuing the indeterminate in favor of absolutes, they explore the ephemeral quality of material, the nature of time, and the relationships between object and image. The open-ended nature of these artworks invite us to consider the play of presence and absence and the potentiality of our imagination.  Acknowledging that there is no one truth, their work remains open to interpretation over time.

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Theodora Varnay Jones

Implication-II 2021 Pigment prints, dry pigments, aluminum magnets 19.25 x 25.75 inches

Artifact

 

New York Times Collages and Other Works

by Francesca Pastine

date. May 13 thru June 11

opening. May 13. 5 - 8 pm

Francesca Pastine uses printed media, received images, and

everyday objects as a springboard to consider her inner life

in relation to the world. For her Time Travel Series, she

harvests images of watches, jewelry, and full-page fashion

ads from the New York Times. She disassembles then

reconstructs the 22 x 11 inch pages of the Times into its

original format in order to retain the newspaper’s identity

The finished works lean on a shelf, creating an interplay of

light, shadow, and movement. The flow of time is revealed

in the newspaper's publication dates and the shifting values of its

ink and paper stock.

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Francesca Pastine, 2020, Time Travel 4,

cut New York Times pages, 22 x 11 inches

Eva Bovenzi | Present Perfect

 

March 11 through April  23. 2022

Opening reception 5pm - 8pm  March 11. 2022


"I’ve never grown blasé about the fact that a painting can actually summon people to the present moment; it seems like a form of magic”,  Eva Bovenzi writes.  She titles this exhibition “Present Perfect” in a nod to the capacity of art to bring a viewer to the Now. 

 

 

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Winged Victory. 2021. 

Acrylic on wood panel. 48 x 36 inches.

Peripheral Vision

Drawings by Sid Garrison | Paintings and Sculpture by Robin McDonnell

 

March 11 through April  23. 2022

Opening reception.  5pm - 8pm  March 11. 2022

Pastine Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of color pencil drawings by the late Sid Garrison (1954 - 2021) and acrylic paintings and sculpture by Robin McDonnell that runs concurrently with Eva Bovenzi | Present Perfect.

The exhibit will include five of Sid Garrison signature color pencil drawings and Robin McDonnell will show her painted Styrofoam-and-epoxy sculpture and two paintings. Both artists’ work offer unique and surprising revelations in compositional form, color, and texture.

 

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Robin McDonnell

Portal. 2021. Styrofoam encased in epoxy, spray paint

6.75 x 9 x 9 inches

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Sid Garrison

September.4.2017,  2016. Colored pencil on paper.

8 x 8 inches

DUET: Artwork by Sheila Ghidini and Anne McGuire.

 

January 7 – February 19. 2022

Opening. January 7 from 5 to 8pm

Pastine Projects is pleased to present a two person exhibit, Duet: Artworks by Sheila Ghidini and Anne McGuire.

 

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ECLIPSE

 

Saturday. February 12

Pastine Projects presents Eclipse. A collaboration featuring artwork by Sheila Ghidini

& dance performance by Jenna Marie                       

 

6pm at Pastine Projects. 360 Langton Street, Suite 201. San Francisco

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Jenna Marie                                    Installation by Sheila Ghidini

photo Jeramie Campbell photography.

affinities: carrie lederer | leonard rosenfeld

date. October 22 - December 11

Opening. October 22 from 5 - 8pm

Pastine Projects is pleased to present a two-person exhibition of work by New York-based artist Leonard Rosenfeld (1926 - 2009) and Oakland artist Carrie Lederer.

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form.AS.function

date. september 4. 2021