Opening Reception

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Edith Hillinger, Sharon Shepherd, Elena Zolotnitsky Edith Hillinger, Sharon Shepherd, Elena Zolotnitsky

Date + Time

Saturday, January 11, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location

Artists Gallery at Fort Mason

Building A, Fort Mason Center San Francisco, CA 94123

Artists Gallery at Fort Mason hours and directions: sfmoma.org/artistsgallery

Overview

Edith Hillinger, an artist based in Berkeley, California, will show recent collages. Her Death Valley series is based on observations of the valley's colorful mineral deposits and includes abstract forms reminiscent of patterns found in the work of the American Indians indigenous to that area. Hillinger also cites as influences archetypal motifs, such as the zigzag that has been used from the time of the Hittites to the present day, as well as patterns found in Aboriginal and African art.

Sharon Shepherd will exhibit recent paintings. An active studio artist based in San Francisco for over three decades, she has developed an articulate and distinctive painterly vocabulary, boldly exploring the possibilities of abstraction in works that feature multitextured surfaces and layers.

While she identifies herself as a figurative artist, Elena Zolotnitsky is quick to acknowledge that her primary impulse is to pursue the formal aspects of painting. She uses oil on canvas, board, or paper, often incorporating gold leaf. The resulting works are refined explorations of volume, hue, and texture that portray people during their private time at home.

Admission + Ticketing

Free and open to the public.

Image: Edith Hillinger, African Woman, 2013; photo: Jeannie O'Connor