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Jackson Street Gallery Professional Art Opening #3: Marginalia

ARTIST: Veva J Edelson, a San Francisco native, received an MFA from Mills College and has shown in Bay Area galleries and exhibitions. She currently lives and works on a small farm in Sonoma County where she has a studio and participates in the creation of a regenerative food system based in small local farms. Edelson’s visual art has been inspired and informed by her involvement in the ecosystem of a climate beneficial farm. She works within a fertile practice that identifies the subtle space between knowing and questioning. She gives the study a visual form while working in several mediums: sculpture, drawing, photography, installation and farming. Many of the processes in her practice involve slowing down, being present and repeating simple actions over time. 

CURATOR: Matthew Scheatzle

WHEN: Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 5:00-7:00 PM; Art Show up from February 1 – March 8

WHERE: Jackson Street Gallery and Lounge

WHY: Marginalia are marks made in the margins of a book or other document such as scribbles, comments, glosses, critiques, doodles or illuminations. I use the term “Marginalia” to describe the 4 bodies of work in this exhibition: Tableau, Erasure, and Consumed & Wearable vessels. These sculptures and drawings explore layers and texture through serial repetitions of simple gestures like mark-making, crumpling and erasing, while also commenting on consumption.  All four pieces are concerned with obscured information. The acts of crumpling, writing, forming, sanding, contrasting and erasing in various mediums reflects my current commitment to process and experimentation – a willingness to try different methods and to embrace the necessary and accidental.