A great match for wine country, Pairings: 16 Artists Creatively Combined brings together artworks, rather than food and wine, in order to create surprising but harmonious combinations.
"I'm excited to be bringing together such a dynamic group of contemporary artists for this exhibition,” said Bethke. “The theme of pairings is a great one for wine country, and indeed a number of the artists in the show are based in Sonoma County. I have to say, it's been great fun playing with how pairings might be applied to the visual arts. I hope visitors to SVMA are as engaged by savoring these varied tastes on their 'visual palates' as I have been."
Focusing on contemporary art made in the last decade, Pairings includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, video art, and more. The sixteen artists featured in the exhibition have been brought together into pairs, to highlight points of intriguing connection between their works.
With artistic themes such as skillful realism, inventive portraiture, the natural world, and even picturing the invisible, visitors to Pairings will enjoy savoring these diverse offerings.
Don & Era Farnsworth
Bernadette Jiyong Frank
Guest Curated by Jennifer Bethke