Berkeley Hoerr: Where There's Smoke
Gallery 1: Berkeley Hoerr’s, Where There’s Smoke, is a breakout solo exhibition of mixed media paintings and embroidered pieces, which examine nature during the various stages of wildfires. The images of vegetation, smoke, fire, blackened earth, and ash are sourced mainly from her friends who work for the forrest service as firefighters. Each finished painting is created by painting smaller works on paper, then cutting them into pieces and arranging them into a single, cohesive piece. The artist’s process of deconstructing and reconstructing paintings intentionally reflects the cyclical nature of wildfires.