In the Bay Area premiere exhibition for these two New York-based artists, Moore stages a theatrical dialogue between the pictorial calligraphy of Berkenblit’s gestural, semi-abstract paintings and the vernacular materials of Braman’s blocky, quasi-mystical sculptures and environments. At times viscerally physical, pleasingly coherent, and intriguingly contradictory, True Blue Mirror proposes an impromptu stage production of sorts, engaging Braman as
Working together with Moore, the artists have also chosen a complement of photographic works from the Collection to expand the exhibition. Over the course of the
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Ellen Berkenblit (b. 1958) is a painter who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She studied painting at The Cooper Union, and her work is in many museum collections, notably the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Aspen Art Museum; the Whitney Museum of American Art; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her first film, Ellen Berkenblit: Lines Roar, was shown at the Drawing Center, New York, in 2018.
Sarah Braman (b. 1970) is a sculptor who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and Amherst, Massachusetts. She grew up in Tonawanda, New York, and attended the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, and the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. She had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2013, and her work Driving, sleeping, screwing, reading (included in the present exhibition) was featured at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, in 2017.