Gesture: Leigh Wells, Diane Abt, Jessica Williams

Gesture

Selected works by Leigh Wells, Diane Abt and Jessica Williams


January 15 - April 15
We are pleased to welcome three very talented, Berkeley-based artists to our office gallery. The work of Leigh Wells, Diane Abt, and Jessica Williams reveals the power of a gesture. The grace of the artist's hand exposes connections in our natural worlds and interior landscapes. Every stroke and each layer is the act of actively noticing and capturing a moment in time.

Opening Reception

Thursday, January 25, 2018   |   5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
1820 Solano Avenue, Berkeley

You're invited to the opening reception for Gesture featuring selected works by Leigh Wells, Diane Abt, and Jessica Williams. There will be great art, good conversation, and delicious food and wine.

Join us. Bring friends. Share the word.

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About the Artists



Leigh Wells
Photo by Sarah Peet

Leigh Wells

Visual artist Leigh Wells, creates collages, drawings, and three-dimensional constructions exploring, through abstraction, the boundary between truth and the unknowable. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in the US and Europe, and is part of several private collections.

She holds a BFA summa cum laude from the University of San Francisco with further study at Crown Point Press, the San Francisco Art Institute and Parsons/New School in New York. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, and Elle Decor.

Oakland born, Leigh Wells has returned to live and work in the East Bay.

For more information and to see additional work from Leigh Wells, visit leighwellsstudio.com »


Diane Abt
Photo by Ira Leibin

Diane Abt

Color, texture, translucent layering and, sometimes, a certain political edginess are crucial ingredients for the work of Diane Abt. Seven years of living in Japan, and over two decades of studying East Asian calligraphy has helped her discover the elegance of understatement, as well as the power of emptiness. A passion for calligraphy and the "way of the brush" continues to inspire her minimalist ink paintings and drawings.

Diane worked as a journalist for 35 years in both the US and Japan. Her work has been included in several group and solo shows. Diane Abt grew up in Chicago, now lives in Oakland and has a studio in Berkeley.

For more information and to see additional work from Diane Abt, visit dianeabt.com »

Jessica Williams
Photo by Erin Scott

Jessica Williams

Jessica Abbott Williams is an artist and the owner of Brushstrokes in Berkeley, California. She is a graduate of the Ceramics Department of the California College of the Art. Her paintings have been exhibited at St. Supery Winery in Napa, at Stem Gallery and the Box Factory in San Francisco. Jessica has sold her production line of handmade ceramics at the SF Museum of Modern Art Museum Store, the Palo Alto Museum Store and the Gardener in Berkeley.

Jessica lives and works in Berkeley, California.

For more information about Jessica Williams, visit jessicaabbottwilliams.com »



Exhibit Preview



Leigh Wells
Diane Abt
Jessica Williams
Leigh Wells
Jessica Williams
Diane Abt
Diane Abt
Jessica Williams
Leigh Wells
Jessica Williams
Diane Abt
Leigh Wells
Diane Abt
Leigh Wells
Diane Abt
Jessica Williams