Friday, April 16, 2010

Branch Gallery New Exhibition News

Branch Gallery is excited to announce our new exhibit

No Man's Land Scape
by Jessalyn Haggenjos.

The Exhibit runs April 22-June 4th
The reception is this Thursday, April 22nd 5-8pm

First Friday receptions: May 7th and June 4th 5-8pm

Jessalyn’s work is process oriented and steeped in its materiality. The thick, glossy enamel she uses erupts on the panel and causes a reaction to other paints by cracking and flowing in both a playful and toxic way. This duality conveys a sense of both the beauty and contamination the artist sees in the American landscape. The luscious colors combine with force to create tumultuous yet sensuous abstractions of monumentally iconic American Southwest scenes.

Jessalyn Haggenjos is a painter and sculptor who lives and works in San Francisco. Jessalyn received an MFA from California College of the Arts. Her work has been shown in New York, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, Las Vegas, Portland, Seattle and Copenhagen. She was a recent resident at Ox-Bow.

Jessalyn's work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, New American Paintings, ArtSlant, Cheap and Plastique, Shotgun Review and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Branch Gallery
455 17th St, 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94608
Hours: Thurs-Fri 12-6pm, Sat 12-4pm, First Friday until 8pm

image: Freestyle Rock Balance, 2009, enamel on panel

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