Open: Friday, February 5 - March 28,
Reception: Friday, February 12, 3-5 pm
Inna Talantova has been painting for three decades,
first while attending university in the Soviet Union in
the 1980's, and then later in the Russian River area,
where she has lived for the last 13 years. It has been
a remarkable journey from the state's control of art in
her early career, through the liberalizations of perestroika,
to the bracing aesthetic freedom and beauty of Northern California.
Through it all she has mostly worked plein-air.
"Subject doesn't really mean much to me," she says,
"but landscape painting can be abstract, which is good.
I want to get the feeling of the light there."
stutters between ambiguous suggestion
and seeming clarity in her paintings. It encourages their
"sleeper" quality, with the viewer seeing something
different with each encounter.
"A painting should give me the feeling of something I maybe
remember from a dream. It's not like deja-vu, but is like that.
Something that lingers.
The Quercia Gallery is still in the hands of the ADA.
We now have until the court date in April to see if we
are able to stay or not.
Lets all keep our fingers crossed !!!!!
Thanks, Ron and Bobbi Jeanne Quercia
(along the Russian River)
PO Box 246, Duncans Mills, CA 95430
Gallery hours 11 am - 5 pm, open Friday - Monday or by appointment.