Emerging Artists of the Bay Area
March 8 - April 13
Opening Reception March 8, 5-7 p.m.
Panel Discussion with Juror Kenneth Baker
March 29, 2-3 p.m.
The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato, California, will present Emerging
Artists of the Bay Area, an exhibition featuring the work of emerging artists Justine
Frischmann, Al Grumet, Carl Heyward, Phillip Hua and Jennifer Kaufman.
The selected works includes two site specific installations created for the exhibition:
a 20 foot mural by Phillip Hua, and a wall drawing by Jennifer Kaufman which spans
two rooms. Phillip Hua’s mural uses images of nature that are digitally composed,
printed, and then painted onto separate sheets of financial newspapers. The newspapers
will yellow and degrade, hinting at the fragility of our natural and economic climates.
Jennifer Kaufman’s installation will be created with tape which she will use directly
on the walls and ceiling of the museum. For this installation she will create a
drawing that responds to the history, architecture and location of the museum’s
1934 building that once served as the administrative headquarters of Hamilton Air
Force Base. Kaufman’s work is temporary, and will only exist for the duration of
Al Grumet’s work is inspired by the objects and imagery he collects while wandering.
The work consists of the 2D components and related 3D installation elements that
combine to form narratives about the human condition. He incorporates objects manipulated
physically and digitally. Carl Heyward also brings together disparate images in
his collages. His work fractures images and reinvents them as new realities. He
draws on a wide variety of images, from bud light packaging and receipts to world
leaders and newspapers. The resulting compositions are engaging commentaries on
history, culture, and mortality.
Justine Frischmann's works strike a quieter, but no less powerful note. Her work
oscillates between chaos and composition, mixing traditional high value methods
like layered oils with throw-away contemporary materials such as fluorescent spray
paint. In neon fluoro sprays on panel wiped out by pale scumbles in oil, Frischmann
performs a kind of reverse vandalism, revealing a preoccupation with light obscured
and revealed, and an interplay between struggle and stillness, cancellation and
The work will be presented in both galleries of the Marin Museum of Contemporary
Art March 8- April 13, with an opening reception on March 8th from 5-7 p.m. There
will also be a panel discussion with the juror, Kenneth Baker, and the five participating
artists on March 29th from 2-3 p.m.
The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is located at the Novato Arts Center at Hamilton
Field 500 Palm Drive, Novato, California. Hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Visit
our website: http://www.marinmoca.org or call 415-506-0137 for more information.