Review: Rachel Dwan’s “Rhymes With” @ Upper Market Gallery, San Francisco

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Rachel Dwan exhibits twelve paintings at a pop-up exhibition at Upper Market Gallery this Friday and Saturday, September 22 to 23. Dwan’s work pursues the associative nature of abstraction in painting. She’s interested in how inspiration can flicker in the corner of your eye and compel a pursuit of unintended possibilities; both in the handling of brush work and color choices. She isn’t rendering figurative elements exactly, but landscape and water elements in particular seem to exhale and reverberate from her imaginative process. How the paintings are made, and the viewer’s reaction to them, are ultimately derived from the effort to replace intentionality with chance and the unyoking of expectations and things already known to her. This is the exhibition’s…

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