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Gina Werfel & Hearne Pardee: Fragments

February 9 @ 11:30 am - April 2 @ 5:00 pm


Gina Werfel & Hearne Pardee: Fragments

Exhibit: February 9 – April 2, 2024 

Reception: February 9, 6 – 9 PM


Fragments highlights recent paintings, collages, and drawings of Gina Werfel and Hearne Pardee. Both have recently retired from teaching at UC Davis, having spent more than 20 years teaching art, in addition to maintaining busy studio practices. Despite the differences between their respective work, they each approach their practice with the intent of layering or fragmenting multiple points of view or perspectives.  


Werfel’s abstractions on paper and canvas convey movement through a rapid layering of gestural marks, stenciled shapes, and bits of collaged paper. The dense surfaces of her work seem to tilt or shimmer, together with her placement of neon colors, these “convey the cacophony of political/cultural currents that surround me.” 


Pardee’s drawings, photographs, and paintings serve to expand upon his long-standing interests in the sensory experience of perceiving color and the exploration of the local suburban landscape of Davis as a site of placemaking and belonging. His drawings in local parks and neighborhoods articulate the shapes of our daily life, and invite the viewer to both inhabit and question the presented view. 


Artists Talk: Saturday, March 16, 3 – 4:30 PM

(FREE, $10 suggested donation)

Gina Werfel and Hearne Pardee will discuss their process and inspiration behind their respective recent paintings on display in the exhibit Fragments


Sponsored by Tom Doyle & Kathy Joseph, and Rosa Marquez & Yatish Mishra


Images: Gina Werfel, “Ceiling” & Hearne Pardee, “East”



February 9 @ 11:30 am
April 2 @ 5:00 pm
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