Jasmine Worth: The Sacred Feminine
Jasmine Worth has a new solo show coming up, comprised of her wonderfully moody female saints, entitled “Sacred Feminine.”
Jasmine Worth is a painter we’ve long admired, with a darkly surreal style. Her imagery is composed mostly of smaller works – women in cloaked religious attire, saintly iconic souls. Sometimes they float, eerily beheaded or embracing Eraserhead-like infants, sometimes they bleed sorrowfully and sometimes they just give you “that look” – all knowing and soulfully spiritual.
While snooping around the SF ARTMrkt fair last month, we stumbled upon a tiny treasure of a painting by Rachell Sumpter. Like a small shiny gem sparkling in a mine, the painting called out and drew us in.
The artist Natalia Smirnova works as if from another era, her art harkens back to mysterious and fabled tales of medieval manuscripts. They would do Dante’s Inferno proud and might even illustrate the Bible, in the way a great book of historical fantasy deserves. Evoking spiritual occurrences, ghostly spirits and darkly ethereal visions.
Last night Eclectix visited the opening of local artist Hung Liu’s new exhibition – retrospection and contemplation on her Chinese heritage and history, aptly titled Offerings. These works are both a symbolic and real departure from her fantastic and drippy, portrait based works, with which you may be familiar.