Without, Within

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September 5 - November 15, 2015

Elisheva Biernoff

Elisheva Biernoff, "They Were Here" (2009). Courtesy the artist and Kadist Art Foundation

Elisheva Biernoff, "They Were Here" (2009). Courtesy the artist and Kadist Art Foundation

Without, within is the first Canadian solo-exhibition of San-Francisco based artist Elisheva Biernoff. By encountering and questioning both the grandiose and less spectacular moments of human experience, Without, within complicates our relationship to loss and collapse in both natural environments and interior spaces.

Elisheva Biernoff

Elisheva Biernoff lives and works in San Francisco. Biernoff's work is about searching, and paying attention to things that escape notice. She employs many media – small paintings, collages, sculptures and large-scale installations – to register things that are lost, distant or overlooked. She received her BA in Art from Yale University and her MFA from California College of the Arts. A recipient of a 2015-2016 MacDowell Fellowship, Biernoff has shown at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, The University of Richmond Museums, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville. Her recent public projects include Art in Storefronts (2009) and Art on Market Street (2011), both administered by the San Francisco Arts Commission. Her work is included in Artist’s Postcards: A Compendium (Reaktion Books, London, 2012).