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Ingrid V. Wells

Ingrid V. Wells: Sweet Fascination – Opening Reception

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Date(s) - 03/06/2020
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Voss Gallery


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Voss Gallery presents Sweet Fascination, a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Ingrid V. Wells that examines the social construction of femininity in American culture.

Join us for the Opening Reception. The exhibition is on view March 4-21, 2020. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6PM or by appointment.

I enjoy making visually entertaining paintings that reflect the feminine spectacle. My work begins with a still life reference, composed of tiny, plastic objects, undulating in fake frosting and sparkles. I manipulate and enlarge the imagery into bright, bold oil paintings. Conceptually I’m investigating the complex nature of girlhood in America, where young women simultaneously ingest messages of oppression and empowerment.
– Ingrid V. Wells.

Ingrid V. Wells (b. Rockville, MD, 1987) earned her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute and her BFA from Arizona State University. Her work fancies the fantastic and humorous in theme and the charming, the kitschy, and the celebrity in subject. Wells’s paintings investigate the world of gendered consumerism and the ethics of fascination. Her work has been shown in the Bay Area, New York, Miami and internationally in Japan, South Korea and Israel. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Daily Mail, BUST Magazine, El País, Create! Magazine and Teen Vogue, among others. Wells is a professional development grant recipient from the Center for Cultural Innovation. She manages San Francisco Artists Studios, enjoys teaching advanced painting courses with SFAI’s Public Education program and runs TWIRL: A Decade of Artists Interviews. Wells currently lives and works in San Francisco.

Voss Gallery is an art gallery in San Francisco’s Mission District established in 2019 by Ashley L. Voss. The gallery features a dynamic exhibition program of work by emerging and mid-career artists in both solo and thematically organized group shows with an emphasis in New Contemporary work with a technical edge. Voss Gallery prides itself for its unique commitment to fostering community and establishing relationships with local artists and young collectors. New exhibitions are presented approximately every three-to-four weeks.

IMAGE: Courtesy of Ingrid V. Wells

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