Letters from Emptiness

Paintings by Eva Bovenzi
Painting by Eva Bovenzi.
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 to Friday, May 4, 2012
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
United States

With their iridescent shapes emerging from blue or red backgrounds, Eva Bovenzi’s paintings at one moment suggest outer space, at another the sea. The forms described are similarly ambiguous: they could be tiny or enormous. Like apparitions from a world that is both familiar and unfamiliar, these forms seem caught in the ephemeral moment between appearing and disappearing. They are mysterious messages: letters from emptiness.

Eva Bovenzi has an MFA from the California College of the Arts. She has exhibited her work extensively in museums, galleries, and non-profit spaces, and her art is included in both public and private collections. She has received residency grants from the Djerassi Foundation and the Ucross Foundation in the United States, and Casa Manilva and Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain. Ms. Bovenzi is represented by Toomey Tourell Fine Arts in San Francisco and teaches painting at the University of California Berkeley Extension Program. For more details, visit the artist’s website.

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