Andrea Brewster: THE INVISIBLE VEIL
The ink drawings by Andrea Brewster utilize images of bobbin lace and handwritten text in order to explore the notion of veiling and unveiling. The texts are from fairy tale variations on the story of Amour and Psyche. Brewster is interested in the way in which language simultaneously reveals and conceals aspects of reality, sanctioning some aspects as real or true and others as un-real or fantastical. Brewster states “I feel that these ideas of revealing/concealing, masking and unmasking are important in this time when we are reassessing our perceptions of what is real and true; questioning what ideas, people and stories have been included and which have been left out of, or diminished within the cultural conversation.“
Elizabeth Sher: FEVERED SPRING
Plants and flowers know it’s spring and appear like clockwork in Elizabeth Sher’s garden. This spring, sadly, her enjoyment of her irises is tempered by the contrasting horrors of the Supreme Court, Putin’s war, and California’s drought and its consequences. Making art remains the haven for Sher’s sanity.
Andrea Brewster graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Sculpture from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and obtained her M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in New Genres. In 1993 she received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for Works on Paper. Brewster has exhibited throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including solo shows at Mercury 20, The Lab, and Southern Exposure as well as in group shows at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, The Oakland Museum, New Langton Arts, and the Peninsula Museum. In 2017 her work was included in an international exhibition devoted to Tatting, at the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles. In 2020 her work was included in the Headford Lace Project show, “The Space Between” in Galway, Ireland and in 2021 in the Bi-Annual International Fiber Arts X exhibition in Sebastopol, CA. In 2022 Brewster will be participating in the Doily Free Zone International Lace Symposium. Her work can be viewed on Instagram @abrewster698
Elizabeth Sher is an artist and filmmaker working in the Bay Area of California where she is the owner of I.V. Studios: Art and Film for the 21st Century. She is Professor Emeritus of Art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Oakland, CA where she taught Painting and Media Arts for over 3 decades. Sher lives in Oakland and Western Sonoma County. Sher’s drawings, prints, paintings, and artist books have been exhibited at university art museums and are included in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Art, The Fine Arts Museum of California, the San Jose Museums of Art, the Oakland Museum of Art, The Carnegie Mellon University Hunt Collection, the United States Embassy Collection, and the artist book collection at the library of the University of Miami. Sher has had solo exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally. Her films have been honored at film festivals nationally and internationally and aired on television in the US and abroad. www.ivstudios.com