Creatures of Saintly Disguise

SF Bay Arts

There is a fantastic new show up at Varnish Fine Art – Creatures of Saintly Disguise, a solo exhibition of new work by Bay Area based painter, Jennybird Alcantara. In this latest series of work, Jennybird melds her lifelong interest in fairytales, flora & fauna with her evocative Pop Surrealist style to reveal another chapter in her constantly evolving narrative. This exhibition will showcase large scale oil paintings in addition to smaller works and works on paper.

In Creatures of Saintly Disguise, Jennybird Alcantara’s second solo show at Varnish Fine Art, the journey into her ever-unfolding world of the subconscious continues. In this new series, we meet a pantheon of “saints” existing in a more contemplative world than we’ve seen before. The interiors previously glimpsed inside of Jennybird’s hybridized women now unfurl, giving us pause to think about the role of ones inner dimension in the outer world and…

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Martin Creed, Work No. 200 Half the air in any given space, 1998

While I’m thinking about spaces of confusion and installations that can disorientate the viewer it seems like aa good opportunity to have think about Martin Creed’s Work No.200 and Work No. 247 both also titled Half the air in any given space. In these works, half the air in the space is separated from the rest by being contained within balloons. This is another work I’ve somehow managed to miss and it’s right there on my list of things I really want to see.

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