Three women artists — Valerie Corvin of Piedmont and two former Piedmont residents, Michele Hofherr of Oakland and Katie Korotzer of Orinda — present ‘Elemental’, an exhibition of new abstract paintings at The Piedmont Center For The Arts, 801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA.
The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, Jan. 31 from 5 p.m. — 8 p.m. The artists will also be present on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.. The paintings will remain in the gallery through Feb. 23, 2020
Visitors can expect to see fresh, energetic, playful yet thoughtful work from each of the three mid-career artists. Through years of study, studio practice and exhibiting, these artists have each evolved a distinct personal visual voice. A collective concern for the earth and the environment led the artists to the use of the word ‘Elemental’ as a common theme when developing paintings for this show. The artists hope that through the colors, textures, shapes and gestures in the paintings, viewers will feel a connection to our planet.
Corvin, Hofherr, and Korotzer have separately exhibited in the Bay Area and beyond, and because of the increasing compatibility of their work, decided that a group show would be a successful and enjoyable way to begin the new decade. Influences as diverse as Richard Diebenkorn (Corvin), Sarah Sze (Hofherr) and Mi Kyoung Kim (Korotzer) have been important to the artists as they have developed their styles. Through multiple types of mark making, an awareness of the movement of paint on the surface, and the tension between exciting and calm areas of the paintings, the artists present viewers with approachable work that excites and inspires.