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September Artist-in-Residence: Jenny Balisle

September 4, 2013September 29, 2013


Wednesdays–Sundays, 1:00–5:00 p.m., plus Fridays 6-8:45 p.m.

Artist Jenny E. Balisle invites visitors to engage in a pattern exploration of the de Young Museum through its artwork, architecture, and natural park setting. Ms. Balisle’s art practice incorporates work in three separate media; abstract painting, pen and ink drawings, and sculptural installations made from heated acrylic sheets.  Her body of work is conceptually linked by an interest in an array of dichotomous relationships—simple and complex, beautiful and grotesque, micro and macro perspectives, and natural and manmade environments.  As a result, she will investigate the museum’s incredible diversity of collections inside and out during the month of September.

Projects offered at the Kimball Education Gallery will encourage guests to discover and share the de Young’s wide selection of patterns.  On sticky notes, visitors will draw their favorite pattern and place it inside a large circle on the wall chronicling a living documentation of the museum.  Jenny E. Balisle will create art inspired by the museum including a 42x360 inches drawing where viewers are welcome to discuss and observe from start to finish.  Artworks produced through research will be on display with interactive descriptions and educational resources provided.

Friday, September 27, 6-8:45 pm | Artist Reception
Celebrate the artist's residency with light refreshments in the Kimball Education Gallery.


The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums and provide exposure to emerging artists. Supported in part by