Paintings by Heidi Berrin Shonkoff and Kathleen Finney. 

Desta Gallery, which Emebet Korn relocated from San Anselmo to downtown Mill Valley three years ago, continues to showcase gorgeous art in her gallery at 100 Throckmorton Ave., all while working with her fellow gallery owners at Seager/Gray GalleryKim Eagles-Smith Gallery and Robert Green Fine Arts to launch the Mill Valley Art Dealers Association and raise our community’s profile as an arts destination.

On the heels of a presentation of a 20-year survey exhibition of abstract paintings by Jeffrey Long last month, Desta Gallery welcomes abstract artists Heidi Berrin Shonkoff and Kathleen Finney to Desta Gallery February 17 – March 25, with an artist reception and talk on February 25, 3-5pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-5pm.

In the Visual Resonance exhibition, Berrin Shonkoff strives to build up a sense of breath and expansion through many layers of paint and pursuit of balance between intensity and stillness. This process is reflected in the juxtaposition between vibrant form and expanded space that is ever present in her paintings. Shonkoff has exhibited locally and nationally. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Finney’s work captures ideas or reflections which later may take a different form, a final shape or destination. Rubbed, obliterated, slightly obscured, refreshed, and covered over again, leaving a history of color, shape, line, and texture in her paintings. Finney has exhibited nationally and internationally. She Studied at California College of the Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, and UC Berkeley Extension.


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