For Forever I'll Be Here
April 28 - June 4, 2011
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Drawing from literature, film, fashion photography and historical events, Marci Washington builds a disjointed fictional narrative with connections to the past as well as to the present. Her new body of work jumps forward in time to a place made up of equal parts 1930s, 1980s and the present in order to investigate what changes and what stays the same. The title of the show For Forever I’ll be Here (a quote from a song by Fever Ray) refers to the constant inhabitant of the story – living in the walls of the house and the hearts of the characters – something that lives through time and forever influences our attempts to make the world a better place.
Washington grew up in the Bay Area and received her BFA and MFA from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA. She has been the recipient of awards from both the Anderson Ranch Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation. Her work has been featured in the film Jennifer’s Body (2009) and she is regularly featured in publications such as Juxtapoze Magazine and New American Paintings. This exhibit will be Washington’s second solo show with the Rena Bransten Gallery.