Current Exhibition

  • Linda Christensen

  • New Works in Oil
  • Kensuke Yamada

  • Color + Rhythm
  • Ceramic
  • August 6 - 31, 2015
  • Opening Reception: Aug. 6, 6 - 8 PM

Linda Christensen is a master of depicting the female figure. The paintings for the exhibition transition between movement and tranquility, focusing on capturing people in their private moments. The works have a reflective quality and embrace every day situations with vibrancy. Her canvases are textured, and offer strong contrasts in palette and form. Influenced greatly by the Bay Area Abstract and Figurative traditions, Christensen’s works balance easily between abstraction and representation. In contrast, Kensuke Yamada’s, Rhythm + Color explores the human form in 3-dimensional ceramic sculpture. Using multiple glazes, the kiln fired sculptures are technically complex and deeply imaginative. They are characterized by a rough surface texture that exaggerate both gesture and facial expression. This is a thematic show that delves into the interplay of color and its interaction and movement of within each of the sculptures.