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Top of Duboce

oil on canvas


47.75″ x 23.75″

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Catherine Palmer’s oil paintings of hillsides and houses in the hidden neighborhoods of San Francisco begin as photographs taken during her day-to-day routine. Catherine is attracted to the way light and shadow move across architectural structures at dawn or dusk making ordinary buildings take on a new look. In her paintings, Palmer reinterprets these stark contrasts of light to create geometric abstractions of the familiar forms. The vacant landscapes, devoid of human activity, offer the viewer a voyeuristic opportunity to explore and rediscover the city. Catherine studied art at Virginia Commonwealth University and California State University, Chico before earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2008, she left her position teaching art at Alice Fong Yu Elementary School in San Francisco to dedicate herself full time to her studio practice. Catherine Palmer lives and works in San Francisco.

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