Varnish Fine Art

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16 Jessie St, San Francisco, CA 94105 16 Jessie St, San Francisco Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Closed All Hours
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If museum hopping is your thing, don't skip over San Francisco's Varnish Fine Art, which features exhibits everyone will enjoy. Don't spend your weekend doing the same old thing! Check out this museum and be blown away by its beauty.

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Examining the Exhibitor: The Art of Nicomi Nix Turner

Raised in Southern Oregon, Nicomi Nix Turner began drawing inspiration from nature early in life. The leaf and the bug captured her attention as much as the human form. That shows in her art, which traverses the boundaries between organisms. While her work is rife with symbolism, she often refers to her style as anatomical deconstructionism. She combines complex textures and broken silhouettes to create an image of many disparate elements.

Her piece Of Clandestine Nature, for instance, never quite fully depicts anything. Instead, she layers together flower petals with cacophonous butterfly and moth wings, creating an intricate, otherworldly shape in the midst of an otherwise blank page. At points, the foliage and limbs part to reveal snippets of a human face and skull, arranged in no particular order. It might seem conceptually grotesque if it weren’t for the beauty and perfect smoothness of every aspect of the rendering. As she puts it: “I work with a pencil in attempts to ‘paint’ with the graphite, and with paper because of the unforgiving quality it possesses.”

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Many people believe that art makes the world a better place. Not all of them put their money where their mouth is, though. In 2003, Jen Rogers and Keri Stephens decided to do just that, opening an appointment-only exhibition gallery showcasing the finest, most skillful contemporary artists they can find. Contributors range from abstract sculptors to modern surrealists, and the collection changes regularly.

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