Jo Ann Biagini: Nature in Translation


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jo Ann Biagini: NATURE IN TRANSLATION

Exhibition runs APRIL 11 – MAY 18 2013

SPECIAL EVENTS:
* Artist Reception: Saturday April 27 4-6pm
* Artists’ Talk: Saturday April 27 4:30pm
* Oakland Art Murmur First Friday: May 3rd 6-9pm
* New! Third Thursday! April 18 6-8pm

Bay area artist Jo Ann Biagini presents new works on paper inspired by the natural world and books about nature. Reconfiguring book pages and playing with imagery shape color and scale she conjures up new interpretations of the natural world.

Biagini

JoAnn Biagini "Blue" detail (2013) mixed media on paper36" x 38". Photo by the artist.

Born in Oakland California Jo Ann received an MFA in ceramics from the California College of the Arts in 1993. She recently exhibited at the SFMOMA?s Cafe Museo and completed a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst Virginia.

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Mary Curtis Ratcliff: CHARISMATIC FAUNA

Exhibition runs APRIL 11 – MAY 18 2013

SPECIAL EVENTS:
* Artist Reception: Saturday April 27 4-6pm
* Artists’ Talk: Saturday April 27 4:30pm
* Oakland Art Murmur First Friday: May 3rd 6-9pm
* New! Third Thursday! April 18 6-8pm

In Charismatic Fauna Ratcliff shows us the pattern of her lifelong connection to animals in her work weaving new works with special selections of earlier work such as her bronze Trout (1983) and the painting drawing and collage piece Totem (2001). Ratcliff has long varied her methods and media and this show reflects that but the artist says that whether the work is 2-D or 3-D collage sculpture or installation and whether it might include bronze wood wire stone encaustic etc. the spirits of the animals are present. Creatures of the air land and sea may habitate natural abstract or surreal creations.

Curtis Ratcliff

Mary Curtis Ratcliff "Gentle Giant" (2013) paper ink acrilic collage drawing and digital inkjet print 32"x24"; Photo by Tony Molatore.

Mary Curtis Ratcliff studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been featured in over twenty solo exhibitions and close to 100 group shows. It is represented in the collections of the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco and the Oakland Museum of California.

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