Jessica Silverman Gallery: Ruairiadh O’Connell // Davina Semo

by Admin on 06/30/2015

When:
11/09/2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Where:
Jessica Silverman Gallery
488 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
USA

Ruairiadh O’Connell
Psycho Topography
November 9 – December 23, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, November 9, 6-8pm
Jessica Silverman Gallery is pleased to present “Psycho Topography,” Ruairiadh O’Connell’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition consists of 12 new paintings in which silkscreens are applied to poured rubber “canvases.” The body of work springs from O’Connell’s longstanding exploration of the way design influences human psychology and his new interest in design as evidence in crime narratives. Playing in the intersection of fact and fiction, O’Connell invents a form of Pop abstraction that pits Andy Warhol against Ellsworth Kelly while commenting on human rights and criminal justice.
Davina Semo, BUT I WAS AHEAD OF HER THERE, I WAS ALREADY SORRY, 2017
Gallery 2:
Davina Semo
Phantom Ringer
November 9 – December 23, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, November 9, 6-8pm
Jessica Silverman Gallery is pleased to present “Phantom Ringer,” a solo exhibition by San Francisco-based artist Davina Semo. Her sculptures draw from a dynamic vocabulary of industrial materials, including pigmented concrete, wax cast bronze, powder-coated chains, and stainless steel mesh gloves. Her work examines the beauty of roughness, power, tension, and restraint. The works in “Phantom Ringer” are made through inventive casting processes and often bear the scars, stains and scratches of their production. In dialogue with artists such as Bruce Nauman and Eva Hesse, Semo’s intensely physical works suggest traces and echoes of narratives the viewer is invited to invent.