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Susan Stover: Reveries and Reliquaries

April 06 – April 19, 2018
Jen Tough Gallery, 942 Tyler Street, Benicia, California, 94510

Opening reception: April 07, 5—7pm

Jen Tough Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Reveries and Reliquaries, a solo exhibition of works from Graton, California based mixed media and encaustic artist Susan Stover, on view at 942 Tyler Street in Benicia from April 06 – April 19, 2018. Opening reception is April 07, 5-7pm. Stover is represented by the gallery, and has shown in several shows and art fairs with Jen Tough Gallery.

Reveries and Reliquaries is composed of paintings and sculptures that recall an ethnic sensibility and geometric organization. Adapting processes that are traditionally used in the production of textiles, Stover uses materials and techniques that recall a collective history with the completed painting and forms revealing themselves in the making. Stover explores the meditative qualities of repetitive labor involved in stamping, stitching and constructing, along with how these created objects and textiles are tied to identity, status and religious beliefs in various cultures.

The exhibition features an entirely new body of work for the artist, including small freestanding sculptures and large and medium scale mixed media wall pieces incorporating encaustic wax. The majority of these new works have a similar color palette, primarily white, grey and muted earth tones creating a quiet and meditative installation and grouping.

Susan Stover received an MFA from CCA in Oakland, and a BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with both degrees concentrating on textiles and painting. She has shown extensively across the US and is known for her teaching and workshops given in her studio.

Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs open 10:00-7:00 by appointment; Friday 1:00 – 6:00; Saturday 12:00 – 7:00; Sunday 12:00 – 6:00. For more information, please contact jen@JenTough.Gallery