Ethel Jimenez

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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 4: SOMA
NOV 2-3, NORTH
Dickerman Prints
1141 HOWARD ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
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It is not necessary to travel far to find interesting subjects. I enjoy shooting everyday places and objects that are transformed into abstract compositions by focusing on color, texture, shadow and light. We are suddenly aware of the gracefulness of a shadow or the beauty of a fire excape when we take a moment to stop to look at our surroundings. For the "Abstract Portfolio", I shot scenes in extreme close-ups to draw the viewer in. Agora Gallery wrote that my work's "primary inspiration and the unwitting canvas for her compositions are urban landscapes.  Walls provide flat expanses of colors - whites, ochres, vivid brick red - and the walls and their angles, are bisected by windows and fire escapes, lamp posts and wires.  The extraordinary qualities in ordinary things are revealed."