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Get a jump on tomorrow's 1st Thursday by checking out the opening reception for a new show of Marie Schoeff's work at Jane Deering's gallery. This is the first for Jane's season and it is not to be missed.
Marie Schoeff / TRACES
Wednesday . January 4th . 6-8pm
Jane Deering Gallery
128 E. Canon Perdido Street . Santa Barbara
from the press release:
TRACES refers to absence, memory and loss, all of which point to the source of what is left behind. A trace is proof of something that once existed but is now gone, a memory made tangible. To draw is to leave a remnant of the movement of the hand as it follows the eye or the imagination of the maker. Likewise, to trace is to discover by investigation. For me as an artist, to create through tracing is a methodology that enables me to conjure up an elusive image.My images come from within, from personal experiences and observations lodged in my memory. The images in this exhibition have their genesis in the human body, in particular the female form and its capacity for sustaining and giving life. I find a parallel between my subject matter – the female body -- and the generative quality of the trace drawing technique. Both are capable of transformation.This exhibition will feature dry point prints and trace drawings which were made during the last two years. During this time, I turned to printmaking as a means of expanding my practice. Drawing has always been integral to my studio work and is the essential beginning of these works. -- Marie Schoeff
Please also join us at the gallery on
Thursday . January 12th . 6-8 pm
for a conversation with Marie Schoeff about the breadth of her work :
drawings . prints . paintings
Marie Schoeff has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Her works are in numerous museum, private and corporate collections. She is currently featured in ‘The View from Here’ works from the permanent collection at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Schoeff received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Hunter College, NY. She lives in Santa Barbara and teaches at Santa Barbara City College.
image: Marie Schoeff . Coil-Fourth 2011 . drypoint . 30x22 inches