On September 8th, MBG will open its first solo show of abstract paintings by Jane Callister. Born on the Isle of Man, Callister currently teaches at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Callister’s work will be included in the 2006 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art.
In a Los Angeles Times review at the time of the exhibition, her work was described as a transformation of the “illusionistic space of painting into an eye-popping celebration of gravity- defying dynamics and time-warping speed.” Morphing abstraction into romantic landscape by means of poured paint, Callister has received kudos for her exciting exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe. Gazing on her deliciously retinal combinations of color and texture never fails to surprise and reward the viewer.