“Aqua Art Miami” December 6-10 2017
Solo show at Gallery 300, Santa Rosa, CA from May 12 to June 17, 2017 – opening with a Reception on May 12 from 5-8PM
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Exciting Mid-Career Artist Jennifer Hirshfield to Exhibit Paintings at Christie Marks Fine Art Gallery, Healdsburg
Enchanting Cumulative Exhibition, “Person, Place, or Thing” Showcases the Artist’s Technical and Emotional Versatility
In “Person, Place, or Thing”, on view October 3rd to November 16th at the Christie Marks Fine Art Gallery in Healdsburg, California, Sonoma County-based painter Jennifer Hirshfield presents cumulative work which investigates the figure, landscapes, and the idea of place. The exhibition ties these ideas together through the use of a rich common palette and like materials. Collectively the works express a range of emotions including joy, sorrow and the excitement of life’s journey. With a Reception on October 18th from 5-8PM and a Conversation with the Artist on October 30th from 6-7PM, visitors will have the opportunity to engage with this “daughter” of the Bay Area Figurative Movement. Considered a master with color, Hirshfield expresses her joyful restlessness through the application of paint with a heavy hand. These particular works enabled her to bring forth and release complex life experiences and emotions common to all, but specific to her journey.
Founded by northern California artist Christie Marks, the Christie Marks Fine Art Gallery presents solo and small group shows from local and international artists who are pushing the limits of creative expression. The gallery represents emerging, mid-career and established artists and is located in a historic bank building in charming Healdsburg, California. In addition to the gallery, Ms. Marks is an active art consultant providing services to residential, business and corporate clients.
Paintings at Sutter breast cancer reflect patient’s journey to remission
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
Jennifer Hirshfield-Levine received her breast cancer diagnosis soon after her second child was born. What should have been a time dedicated to raising her newborn child was filled with treatment for one of the deadliest human conditions.
Now in remission, Hirshfield-Levine poured her feelings into two series of oil paintings, some of which hang in Sutter Hospital’s breast cancer center.
“I first saw Jennifer Hirshfield’s paintings at the Sutter Breast Care Center during their open house last March and was impressed by how they lit up the space around them,” said Dr. Kalane Wong, a Santa Rosa ophthalmologist. “After the crowds left, I went back to the radiology waiting room and sat down to quietly appreciate the images. It was such a visual treat to be surrounded by those four large paintings.
“Individually and collectively, they exude a wonderful sense of both peacefulness and energy. I imagine a positive, healing effect on the patients waiting in that room.”
Hirshfield-Levine wanted patients in the cancer ward to draw energy from her paintings, she said, adding that she hopes her paintings provide inspiration and keep spirits high. She paints solid backgrounds with globules of bright color to help express the balls of energy she personally drew on to help her recover.
“I hope (other patients) will feel serenity, peacefulness and calm. I am so grateful I have the opportunity to show my work here,” she said.