Alum Anna Valdez Has Solo Exhibition in SF
“Objects of Affection” is her third solo presentation at the gallery and showcases Valdez’s maximalist still life paintings which offer a glimpse through the artist’s lens into art history and the familiar.
Predominately made during the shelter in place orders reaching across the globe, Valdez examines the domestic space as a source of refuge and identity. The objects within each still life, both living and inanimate, become characters woven throughout the body of work. Vases, shells and plants become familiar, reappearing within different vignettes changing their context and relationship to one another.