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Join fellow Aggies at a reception at Professor Gina Werfel's solo art exhibit at the Prince Street Gallery. The New York Network invites you to join them at a reception for Professor Werfel's solo art exhibit on Saturday, April 11 at 4pm-6pm. This is a great opportunity to connect with other UC Davis alumni and view some wonderful new pieces by Professor Werfelhas all before dinner.
Date: Saturday, April 11
Location: Prince Street Gallery
About Gina Werfel
Gina Werfel’s current paintings are composed of layers of multiple voices. Clearly defined lines and stencils sit on the surface of a shallow space, in tension with a more ambiguous environment of naturalistic gestures, which fade in and out of focus like distant memories. Like Willem deKooning’s “slipping glimpse”, images sometimes provide a source for her abstractions - a childhood drawing by her son, objects in the studio, or a view out the window - but are mostly obscured in the application of paint. As a daily swimmer, Werfel compares the act of painting to the movement of her body through water, an apt metaphor for her immersive compositions.
Werfel’s recent solo exhibitions include the Coombs Gallery at American University of Paris, France and the Korn Gallery at Drew University, NJ. She has been awarded residencies at the American Academy in Rome, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy and Yosemite National Park. In 2017, Werfel completed Clearing, a multi-panel public art commission for Burnett Miller Park in Sacramento, CA.
Werfel’s training includes Columbia University (MFA), NY Studio School (Certificate) and Hamilton College (BA). She is a Professor of Art at University of California Davis.