FEATURING NEW WORK BY BELLA BIGSBY
December 18, 2009 – January 14, 2010
Opening Reception: December 18th, 6 – 9PM
3187 16th St. (at Guerrero St.)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Bella Bigsby is a self-taught artist. She grew up in Norfolk, England and from childhood has been fascinated by nature and has been driven to explore and describe it through art. Gallery BellJar is pleased to exhibit her oil paintings and printed work this winter.
Bigsby’s work is not intended as a reflection of nature. She is interested in an imagined nature, such as that of the world of fairy tale or myth, a place of mystery where trees and animals might talk.
When depicting animals and birds she often isolates them from a recognizable background, surrounding them with a soft-toned and empty space - a mysterious world for them to inhabit. Rather than simply creating a scene from nature, she places the creatures into an imagined realm separate from real time and place, allowing the soulfulness of her subjects to transcend their physicality.