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Celestial: A Two Person Exhibition at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

  • Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery 3620 Mount Diablo Boulevard Lafayette, CA, 94549 United States (map)


Featuring work by Julia Rymer and Roseanne Critchfield. Opening February 1st at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette, CA.

“Celestial” is a series of work that meditates upon the expanse of sky and space, evoking the emotional effects of its intensity and unpredictability. Contrasting elements of light and dark, warmth and coolness, brightness and subtlety, and delicacy and force, Julia Rymer’s abstract paintings call upon the power of atmospheric forces on Earth and beyond.

Created with a multitude of painting and drawing media, Rymer’s compositions exhibit openness, energy, and grace. Wild brush strokes, washes of color, and swooping marks contrast against areas of white or blue, suggesting the distinction between a satellite and the expanse of a planet, or a treetop against the sky. Color choices, palettes and relationships form the emotional core of each work, lending them resonance and meaning, while repeating ovoid shapes make reference to organic forms like rocks, clouds, hills, orbits, planets, galaxies and stellar nurseries. 

Whether contemplating the sublime vastness from a mountaintop in Colorado, a hill in San Francisco overlooking the Bay, or imagining the sensation of gravitational waves undulating through the fabric of spacetime, Rymer’s work celebrates the beauty and emotional significance of the natural world.

Rymer will be exhibiting work alongside Bay Area-based abstract painter Roseanne Critchfield.

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