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Sharon Risedorph – Opening

Please join us on Thursday September 5th from 6-9 for the opening of:

Composition – Decomposition

by Sharon Risedorph

at Levy Art and Architecture,
1286 Sanchez St., SF, CA
visit us at levyaa.com for directions.

Sharon Risedorph’s recent work at Pier 70 looks directly at the early twentieth century waterfront landscape and finds in it a wealth of inspiration.  These works do not illustrate the size, scale, type or texture of the historical places; rather they find a wealth of raw material that is employed to create works of special presence.   These are pure renditions of light and form, “made” in a creative process that is the result of exploration, observation and opportunism.  Sharon uses the lens to produce works that are at once crisply photographic and richly abstract.  They embody space and form in the same way that James Turrell’s works render light as physical matter.  These images take the everyday, the discarded, the common and reposition it, elevating it to the level of abstraction that inspires curiosity and introspection.