Linda Geary: Studio Visit
Linda Geary is a painter whose work is inspired by material processes of cutting, revision and repair. She uses collage and other approaches that reference actions of sewing and construction. Other parts of the process involve erasure, invisibility and camouflage. Textiles provide an alphabet of shape, color and pattern that she works with in order to let the work “fall apart” in order to experiment with different ways of putting it back together. Her work has been shown in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, and Otranto, Italy, including exhibitions at Berkeley Museum/ Pacific Film Archive, Oakland Museum, and Yerba Buena Center For the Arts. Residencies include Yaddo, MacDowell, and Kriti in Varanasi, India. She has received an Elizabeth Foundation grant and two Pollock Krasner Foundation grants. Her permanent public mosaic River, was installed at the International Terminal at SFO in 2020. She is Professor and Chair of Painting at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and lives and works in Oakland.
STUDIO VISIT collects impressions about art and life from 100 in-studio conversations with Bay Area artists, writers, curators, and gallerists. Each conversation was whittled down to a list of words and a series of color swatch collages that each person chose during the visit. The result is a series of fragmentary portraits of each person. With an essay by Norma Cole.
Published in 2013. Illustrated throughout. Paperback.