Linda Larson

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(415) 240-6250

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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 1: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
OCT 12-13, HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
Hunters Point Shipyard, Bldg. 101
Galvez Ave and Donahue Street Room #2514
San Francisco, CA 94124
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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 4: LOWER HAIGHT
NOV 2-3, NORTH
Rock & Rapture Jewelry Gallery/Onyx
289 DIVISADERO ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94117
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The simplest access to an alternative existence, which is silent, intimidating, and transformative is when I’m submerged in water. I am immersed in a sparkling magical world completely at odds with life above. I feel nothing but the tenuous connection of my breath and experience of weightlessness to live briefly as other beings and matter.

In my work colors move from dark to light, organic forms from nature move from our hand in its manipulation to its demise. Vanishing shapes and mysterious creatures surface, fade, and play within the space of the painting making even the blandest and bleakest hopeful in forms that can bloom and fade in an allegory moment.

Oil painting is my preferred medium. Recently I’ve been adding wax as part of my process. I work in many layers; I can choose to interrupt the paint to excavate earlier ideas, sometimes deciding to show a calm veneer beneath another image. Similar to the world below the skin of water, I want to give the illusion of depth translucency and mystery.