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Stephanie Jucker: Restless Garden

Presented by Art Works Downtown and 2nd Friday Art Walk at Art Works Downtown, San Rafael CA

Jan 11 2019
Feb 22 2019
Stephanie Jucker: Restless Garden

Paintings and mixed media with the garden as metaphor

1337 Gallery

2nd Friday Art Walk Receptions:
* January 11 • February 8 • 5:00–8:00pm

Picnic:  Saturday, February 16, 2:00–4:00pm

Exhibit Dates:  January 11–February 22

[Pictured: Stephanie Jucker,The Garden of Love]

Curated by Lauren Bartone


Stephanie Jucker artist statement:

“Things in the garden are making me nervous. To quote William Blake’s poem Garden of Love, I am seeing ‘what I never had seen.’

My use of garden as a metaphor is partly influenced by the iconography of a Catholic upbringing, with its portrayals of Eden, and a nostalgia for the English garden I played in as a child. I revisit that sense of play in my work, but from a place of experience.

My response to feeling anxious has been to recycle materials that accumulate around me. With burnt, water-damaged, and discarded stuff, I construct symmetrically balanced compositions to reassure and ground myself. The design is informed by the geometry of insects and flowers resulting in wall pieces, books, and mobiles compositionally anchored by a central axis. From this secure core they burst with life, referencing the giddy optimism of creation in the face of a tenuous future.

The garden wants change and has ideas of its own. Whether we’ll be around to see what those are really hangs in the balance.”


Contact: (415) 451-8119

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Additional time info:

2nd Friday Art Walk Receptions:  January 11 • February 8 • 5:00–8:00pm

Picnic:  Saturday, February 16, 2:00–4:00pm

Regular Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


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