Varnish Fine Art presents Creatures of Saintly Disguise, a solo exhibition of new work by Pop Surrealist painter, Jennybird Alcantara. This exquisite exhibition showcases a wide range of mediums from large scale oil paintings to smaller pieces and works on paper.
Varnish Fine Art
16 Jessie St., #C120
San Francisco, CA 94105
on exhibit June 9th – July 28, 2012
Artist Reception Sat June 9, 6 to 9pm
The artist’s reception also coincides with the Yerba Buena arts district Gallery Walk happening Saturday June 9, 3-6pm
She has long been one of my favorite artists and her latest body of work does not disappoint. She continues to weave her signature doe-eyed women into lush scenes of highly detailed flora and fauna with sumptuous and well-considered color palettes.
Throughout her heartfelt works, she presents clues to deeper meanings which allow for a wide range of contemplative interpretations.
I was able to stop by Jennybird’s studio back in February and peek at some of her work in progress. I always find it fascinating to see how artists bring their own work to life and hers is one of well-considered composition and thoughtful narratives, combined with a well-mapped plan of execution.
There are many, many sketches on tissue and snippets from magazines and other found pieces of inspiration all over her walls.
When Jennybird begins a new painting, she will sometimes use a collage of pieces and parts from previous paintings to work out her idea.
She uses lots and LOTS of brushes.
She spends a lot of time meticulousluy painting in the details of each section before moving on to the next.
Below are a few more pieces from this amazing show. I do hope if you are in San Francisco, you will not miss the opportunity to view this extraordinarily talented artist’s work in person.