January 5, 2015
For exhibition 44 we are pleased to be showing in the front room a selection of recent paintings by Bay Area artist and San Francisco Art Institute instructor Pegan Brooke, her first with the gallery. In these works Brooke uses mica pigments with their characteristic shift in chroma depending on the angle of view, these mixed in oil and painted in rhythmic strokes up against an internal graphite line. The result is a diastole between containment and release, and another chapter added to the rich tome of painting's historical dialogue with drawing. Brooke's paintings have been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, SFMOMA, Oakland Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, DesMoines Museum and Art Center, Sao Paulo Biennial and the Monterey Museum of Art. She is the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, two Marin Arts Council Grants, an alternate award for the Prix de Rome, along with residencies at Millay Colony for the Arts in New York and the Pont Avon School. She lives and works in Bolinas, California.
George Lawson Gallery