Altered States at Bedford Gallery

Victoria Wagner, Woodrock: Night Country, 2016, redwood burl and oil paint on polished steel, 11 x 17 x 9 inches; Klea Mckenna, Automatic Earth #80, 2017, 4 panel photographic rubbing, unique gelatin silver photogram, 38.5 x 46 inches; Jay McCafferty, Blue #56, 2016, solar burn, rust, pigment on paper, 3 x 3 feet. Mari Andrews, Mineral, 2011, Lichen, steel, silicone, wire, 8 x 7 x 6 inches;  Sonja Hinrichsen, Sierra Nevada, 2017, snow drawing from Truckee, CA, 25 x 36 inches mounted.

The  Bedford Gallery begins the NewYear with the thought-provoking exhibition Altered States. Guest curated by Heather Marx, the show features artists across multiple generations living and working along the California coast who harness natural elements and/or the environment to create their artwork. The artists work in a wide range of media and share a passion for creating art that is about process and reclamation. This exhibition highlights the natural cycles of our complex environment and offers visitors an opportunity to slow down and reflect on the interconnectedness of the sun, moon, air, and tides.

While the artists in Altered States create work using varied methods, materials, and scales, a connection resides in their labor-intensive processes that use natural elements and time as a primary tool.

Artists include: Kim Abeles, Mari Andrews, Chris Duncan, Tanja Geis, Sonja Hinrichsen, Jay McCafferty, Klea McKenna, Sam Perry and Victoria Wagner.

Altered States
Exhibition Dates: January 13–March 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 13, 3 – 5 pm
Admission: $5 general, $3 youth (13-17), 12 & under free. Free for Bedford Members.

Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA

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