Serenity
'Serenity' exhibit series at UCSF Women's Health Center

 

 

Sponsored by the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and curated by Matt McKinley, the 'Serenity' series invites Bay Area artists to present a body of work that interprets the idea of ‘serenity’ in order to inspire relaxation, well-being and calm.
 
With the understanding that wellness is a holistic ideal, these artists create work that will enrich the environment of the Women’s Health Center in order to engage and uplift visitors and staff alike. The exhibit covers 5 floors of the Women's Health Center: 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, which each artist displaying a complete body of work on their respective floor.  
 
Since 2007 the 'Serenity' series,  featuring artwork exhibited on five floors, is the San Francisco Bay Area's largest continuous exhibit focused on positive, healing and uplifting artwork.  Curator: Matt McKinley
 
 
SERENITY : Blackburn & Friends
 
featured artists:  
Valerie Corvin - Floor 3
Ruth Kolman Brophy - Floor 4*
Lynn Glenn - Floor 5
Elise Marshall - Floor 6
Tina Pressler - Floor 7
 
Serenity Blackburn & Friends
 
 
*Ruth was also selected for display in the IVF clinic on Floor 8
 
Evening With The Artists:  Wednesday, July 30 5:30 - 7:30pm
 
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Voices Spring - Ruth Kolman Brophy
Yoga Tree 11 - Valerie Corvin
Shoreline III - Lynn Glenn
Pink Horizon - Elise Marshall
Theta 8 - Tina Pressler
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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On Wednesday, July 30 5:30 - 7:30pm you are invited to join the artists for the opening of SERENITY: Blackburn & Friends at the UCSF Women's Health Center in San Francisco.  UCSF Women's Health will be providing wine and light hors d'oeuvres for your enjoyment and all works from the show will be available for purchase. 

Sponsored by the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and curated by Matt McKinley, the 'Serenity' series invites Bay Area artists to present a body of work that interprets the idea of ‘serenity’ in order to inspire relaxation, well-being and calm.
 
With the understanding that wellness is a holistic ideal, these artists create work that will enrich the environment of the Women’s Health Center in order to engage and uplift visitors and staff alike. The exhibit covers 5 floors of the Women's Health Center: 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, which each artist displaying a complete body of work on their respective floor.  
 
For this installment of the ‘Serenity’ series Matt McKinley of McKinley Art Solutions invited Tesia Blackburn, noted San Francisco-based artist, mentor to many local painters and author of the instructional book, ‘Acrylic Painting With Passion’, to select artists for this exhibition based on their passion for producing provocative abstraction. With respect to the Women’s Health Center’s need for uplifting and positive work, the elements of color, shape, line and texture in abstract painting provide gateways for the imagination to create serene visual fields while promoting psychological relaxation through harmonious compositions. Valerie Corvinexhibiting on Floor 3, shares “The series of paintings in this show are created from images I took of a particularly beautiful and intricate tree I looked at during a Pilates & Yoga Retreat from a second story studio in Chacala, Mexico. I use colorful contrast, mark making and layering of color as I explore forms that attract my eye in nature.” Floor 4 artist Ruth Kolman Brophyuses intense color and a swooping meandering line to impart joy, love and a zest for life. Her strong sense of design and balance is influenced by 20th century modern design. "Color is just delicious,” says Floor 5 artist Lynn Glenn, “It is my world, it starts everything going. I spread it on my palette and I feel my creative juices flowing, it lights my life". The work of Elise Marshall, showing on Floor 6, draws inspiration from Richard Diebenkorn and Mark Rothko. Each color has an effect on the color adjacent to it and also the color layers above and below. Within each piece, contrasts of hue, intensity, warm and cool create complexity and visual tension in a serene composition. Tina Pressler’s work on floor 7 is based literally and conceptually on the circle. “Painting provides a platform of continuation, as does the circle. It renders a set of points equidistant from a fixed center, a process that forms a connected whole by continuously repeating itself. This rhythm and repetition invites a practice of working in cycles, each painting setting the stage for the subsequent canvas, always anticipating the next layer in an effort to create a field of coherence.”
 
Since 2007 the 'Serenity' series is the San Francisco Bay Area's largest continuous exhibit focused on positive, healing and uplifting artwork.  
 
On exhibit through Oct 14, 2014
 
venue open
M - F 11a - 1p (self-tour)
or by appointment 9a - 5p