Roberta's Scrapbook (Spirals)
VENDOR: Joy Broom
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Ballpoint and white gel pen on old paper, letters, photographs, lace, beeswax, mounted on canvas, black album paper edges
10" x 10" x 1.5"
Joy Broom layers elements of the natural world—insects, seeds, trees, circulatory systems, and cells—with her own invented natural history pen and pencil drawings. Incorporating bits and pieces of old family letters and photographs, the work has evolved to reflect her own personal history as well.
Joy’s work has been featured in exhibitions at a wide range of venues. Solo shows include the the deYoung Museum’s Kimball Gallery as Artist-in-Residence, Stanford Art Spaces, the inaugural San Francisco stARTupArt Fair, Gear Box Gallery and Studio Quercus in Oakland, Off the Preserve in Napa, SFMOMA’s Artist Gallery, A440 Gallery and Bank of America in San Francisco, and the Carnegie Art Center in Walla Walla, Washington. She also has had solo exhibitions at Mia and Linda Hodges Galleries in Seattle, Washington.
Numerous group shows include the Berkeley Art Center, the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette, the Oakland Museum’s Collectors Gallery, the Triton Museum, the Bolinas Museum, Ann Street Gallery in upstate New York, and the Anchorage Museum of Art & History.