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Loose Seal

Paintings from Antarctica
By Lily Simonson

Extended August!


June 24, 6-9 PM

July 29, 7-8 PM
With guest biologist, Gretchen Hofman:
Admission is free but requires RSVP

Hammerfriar Gallery
132 Mill Street, Ste.101
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Tu-Fr, 10-6, Sat, 10-5
"Loose Seal", 72" x 96" Oil, acrylic and black light
Lily Simonson is an Oakland artist who frequently embeds in research expeditions to remote environments in order to create immersive large-scale paintings of arcane organisms in their otherworldly habitats. Simonson spent three months scuba diving and camping in ANTARCTICA as the 2014-15 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Awardee. She has also served as the resident artist aboard oceanographic expeditions on the RV Atlantis, EV Nautilus, and RV Melville. Her works have been exhibited across the US and Europe and her art has appeared in a range of media outlets, including Interview Magazine, Atlas Obscura, the LA Times, Smithsonian Magazine, LA Weekly, and MTV. She holds an MFA from UCLA and a BA from UC Berkeley and has taught painting at UC Berkeley and Cal Poly Pomona.
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