Thursday, 7 August 2008

Penni Webb: An American Past

A selection of photographs from Penni Webb’s The Beauty of Aging series are to be shown at Smith Andersen North Gallery in a solo exhibition shown as diptychs with a black and white photograph and a hand painted version of the same print side by side.

These photographs were taken on Penni Webb’s travels during the last twenty years. Her work has been exhibited in the Bay Area; Aspen, Colorado; Taos, New Mexico and Tucson, Arizona. She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Arizona and worked on her Master’s degree in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. Between 1995 and 1998, Penni Webb created etchings and monotypes at the Kala Institute in Berkeley. Her work has traveled to museums and art centers in Colorado and Arizona supported by the Western Commission for the Arts. In 1999, she was artist in residence at Magnolia Editions in Oakland where she worked with a master printer on lithographs from her photographs.

I have previously featured Penni's photography here

Penni Webb. An American Past.
Hand Painted Black and White Photographs from the Beauty of Aging Series:
August 19 - September 16, 2008.
Artist Reception:
Saturday, August 23, 6:00 - 8:30PM
Smith Andersen North, San Rafael