WITH EDITS: New Work by Jay Nelson

New Work by Jay Nelson
January 7-February 6, 2011
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Triple Base Gallery is pleased to present With Edits, an exhibition of new work by San Francisco-based artist Jay Nelson from January 7 – February 6, 2011. This will be Nelson’s third solo show at the gallery. The backroom gallery will feature Wild Combinations, a group exhibition curated by Nelson of abstract painters based in New York and San Francisco. Featured artists include: Todd Bura, Ernesto Burgos, Bryson Gill, Alex Hubbard, Rachel Kaye and Lise Soskolne.

For his new body of paintings, drawings and a site-specific wooden floor installation, Nelson was inspired by the unintentional patterns in manufactured “ACX” plywood wood grain. The artist explains, “I wanted to develop various methods of production in my artwork that, like the plywood, make an image with as little intention as possible. I create the paintings by printing, transferring and masking. The process of making the drawings is a bit more rigid. They are made one at a time. The first starts with a pattern and I make a small change after each one. In the end there is a development that can be mapped throughout the drawings.”

Jay Nelson’s selected exhibitions include Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco; Baer Ridgway, San Francisco; V1 Gallery, Copenhagen; Space 1026, Philadelphia; Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland; Samson Projects, Boston; New Image Art, Los Angeles and Oakland Museum of California, Oakland. He recently completed a treehouse sculpture for artist Thomas Campbell and has created treehouses for Berkeley Art Museum Director Lawrence Rinder, the Oakland Airport, and Mollusk Surf Shops in Venice and San Francisco. Nelson has been featured in The New York Times Style Magazine, Surfer’s Journal, Blue magazine, The L Magazine, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco Magazine and Readymade. He received his MFA from Bard College in 2008 and his BFA from California College of the Arts in 2000.