Paintings by Jake Longstreth
December 15 - January 27, 2007
San Francisco-based artist Jake Longstreth's new exhibition, Wabi Ranch, presents paintings inspired by ubiquitous, commercial settings. The once grand idea of the open, western ranch tended by cowboys has shifted to more commonly refer to ranch houses and "ranch"-flavored Doritos. The landscapes Longstreth depicts are the legacy of this transformation-a world having more in common with branded franchises than the open range. These flat, light-filled works engage the landscape not in an idealized or censorious way-but rather, with a conscious acceptance of the unremarkable nature of the subject matter.
Jake Longstreth was born in 1977 in Connecticut, and lives and works in San Francisco. His selected exhibitions include Gallery of Urban Art, Emeryville, CA, 2006; Benicia Arts Center, Benicia, CA, 2005; Adobe Bookshop, San Francisco, 2005; and the Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship Awards, San Francisco Arts Commission, 2004. Longstreth received his MFA from the California College of the Arts in 2005.
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