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Michelle Blade

The Elliptical Good-Kind

July 5 - August 8, 2008 SF

Painting of figures holding outstretched torches
Moonlit landscape with barren branches
Greyscale abstract
Moonlit landscape with two figures outlined
Sculpture encircled by bricks

Michelle Blade
The Elliptical Good-Kind
July 5 - August 8, 2008
Opening reception: Saturday, June 5h, 6-9pm
In 389 Valencia Street

In 389 Valencia, the Jack Hanley Gallery will present The Elliptical Good Kind., an exhibit of largescale paintings on Dura-lar by San Francisco based artist Michelle Blade. Using Dura-lar as her primary work surface, Blade paints in simultaneously gestural and restrained styles, highlighting the extreme variances between her subjects. The significant difference in size of the subjects, further distinguishes their relationship. Bringing to mind a Romantic sublimity, Blade accentuates the vastness of nature, while expressing a harmonious human connection to it.

Michelle Blade was born in Los Angeles, CA and received an MFA from CCA. Her work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Parklife and Electric Works in San Francisco, at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen and Space 1026 in Philadelphia.