Jeff Beers | An Introduction

posted by on 2009.01.17, under Uncategorized

In the first exhibition, of 2009, Venus Gallery introduces San Francisco painter Jeff Beers. Beers’ large format, abstract compositions are as likely to evoke a broad sense of landscape as they are a view through a microscope. The compositions are meticulously rendered in wax, resin, emulsion, tar, paper, paint and natural pigment. Regardless of the scope, the dynamic of nature is strongly felt throughout each piece. Beers achieves rich texture by alternately building up the medium and scraping down the surface. The result reveals a depth that takes the viewer on a journey that beckons multiple viewings.

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I described my experience to my husband after seeing Jeff Beers show thusly:
Jeff Beer’s work struggles out from under the layered canvas, where undulating subterranian essence is held captive in resin.
Look at it once , look at it twice look at it three times and it draws one back again and again to see what is lurking in the work.
His creations are volcanic, as one feels the push of creatures,nature trying to emerge from it all leaving one with the essence of topographic upheaval resulting in the loss of ones self to art…
Very moving and emotional

Rochelle ( February 20, 2009 at 12:10 pm )

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