Desta Gallery, which Emebet Korn relocated from San Anselmo to downtown Mill Valley in late 2020, continues to showcase gorgeous art in her gallery at 100 Throckmorton Ave., all while working with her fellow gallery owners at Seager/Gray Gallery, Kim 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.
From January 5 – February 16, with an artist reception and talk on January 14, 4-6pm, Desta Gallery presents a 20-year survey exhibition of abstract paintings by Jeffrey Long. In the last 50 years, Long has created an immense body of work and achieved great notoriety. “This exhibition features selected abstract work from the past twenty years,” Korn says.
The human element in nature is a connecting thread in Long’s broad swathe of paintings done over the past five decades. His paintings, expressed in various visual languages, abstract, representational, figurative, narrative, and metaphorical, are meant to bring order to direct experience. In this 20-year survey exhibition, Long engages viewers through his distinctive paintings that balance elements of Modernist design with traditions from tribal and Asian art. The exhibition will feature a curated selection of work from his series Mosaic, Moderne, Numbers, Rip Rap, and Shelters. A recently published 530-page monograph will be available for purchase during the exhibition.
Long’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and has been acquired by countless private collectors and more than 100 corporate collections. Many of his large scale works are now in museums, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Oakland Museum, the Crocker Museum, Sacramento, the Achenbach Foundation California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, Racine Museum of Fine Artis, Racine, WI, and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.