The MATRIX 250 series at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is set to upen their newest exhibition this Friday.
BAMPFA will be featuring the work of Linda Stark, an artist who has been known for creating figurative and abstract paintings with heavily built-up surfaces of paint since the late 1980s. Her work has been inspired by transcendent and universal themes, as well as common utilitarian patterns. The upcoming exhibition will showcase around fifteen paintings, which have been made over the last two decades, and have been the highlight of Stark’s recent series of “adorned” and “branded” paintings, which fuse together the surface textures of the painting with various aspects of the female body.
Each feature work measures three feet square and the smallest seven inches square, where the artist has each of them engaging in the physical aspects of paint, and repeatedly turning the canvas on its side to build up a dense network of layers, which will make the painting look more sculptural. One such example is the work Nuggets, where the pink and white background with the necklace on top, make it look like an abstracted closeup of a person’s chest.
The Linda Stark exhibition will be on view until December 22nd. Log on to bampfa.berkeley.edu for more information.