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Featured Artist Nov/Dec 2016
Bonnie Neumann has a studio at the 45th Street Artists' Cooperative in Emeryville, and has lived and worked in the Bay Area for many years. Her work has recently been exhibited at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, CA, Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA, and Amy Simon Fine Art Gallery in Westport, CT. She has a BFA from California State University Hayward and an MFA from Mills College. Her work is in the US Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, Stanford University Medical Center, the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, and Sequoia Consulting Group of San Mateo, as well as numerous private collections.
In working with an abstracted version of nature, my references to the natural world are reductive and formal. I've spent the last five years experimenting with depictions of currents, wave patterns, and shapes in water illuminated by varying densities of light. I have the pleasure of seeing this play out on the San Francisco Bay every day as I travel the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge on the way to and from my studio. The play of light on water and courses of movement in water are real, observed phenomenon that I work from, but they're also metaphors for the fluid and ephemeral qualities of life.
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