Mary Button Durell is a San Francisco-based artist who works primarily with paper and wheat paste. Mary’s work is medium-centric and process-oriented allowing for unique shapes and forms to emerge out of a temporal engagement with her materials. For more than 20 years, Mary has explored the nuances and intricacies of paper and light and continues to experiment with her medium and its visual capacity for transformation.
The Piles, 2011, paper and wheat paste, 17 x 18 x 16 in.
Sisyphus I, 2015, archival pigment print, sizes vary.
Victoria Heilweil is inspired by Wabi Sabi, a philosophy and aesthetic that stems from Japanese Buddhism. Utilizing marks as individual narratives, the artist seeks out the intimate, yet revealing, the unique and historical. Striving to capture the seductive nature of the imperfect in things modest and humble, she transforms the mundane into the sublime, making visible that which we take for granted.
Liz Hickok uses photography, sculpture and video to create colorful and playful photographic images of otherworldly landscapes. Liz first constructs her environments with handmade molds and everyday objects, then adds a variety of materials from Jell-O to liquid crystal solutions that, over time, dismantle and morph the scene. At once an ethereal wonderland and statement about climate change, her dynamic photographs are shockingly beautiful and serene.
Wire Forms for Refinery, Left, 2017, archival pigment print, sizes vary.
Aondrea Maynard paints modern interpretations of nature and the human journey. She engages the senses using gestural mark-making techniques that play with line, texture, a variety of pigments and luminosity. Her paintings invite the viewer into a serendipitous and mysterious world beyond word or representation that speaks volumes in serenity, intrigue and repose that is ever expansive, transformative, and inclusive.
Opal & Jade, oil on wood panel, 30 x 42 x 2.5 in.
For Anna Sidana, creating art is not only about what the eye sees, but about experiencing and conveying a multitude of feelings and emotions. Sidana uses painting as a way to escape the stresses of life and express herself without judgment. Beginning each new piece is a leap of faith for the artist as she paints intuitively from experiences, engaging the senses and trading chaos for contentment.
Pearl Shell, 2016, oil on canvas. 24 x 20 in.