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A project of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University

Hosted by art historian and the associate director of ITALIC at Stanford, Kim Beil, the micro-video series “Up Close: One Painting Tours with Artists” focuses on a single object in the Anderson Collection, sparking dialogue with a guest artist.

This project is made possible by a grant from Stanford Arts and the Anderson Collection at Stanford University.

Artist Rebekah Goldstein explores Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park #60

Rebekah Goldstein is a San Francisco-based painter.
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Artist Marcela Pardo Ariza explores Paul Wonner’s Wine Glass and Postcard (Zurbarán)

Marcela Pardo Ariza is a visual artist and curator that explores transhistorical and intergenerational kinship, alternate forms of representation while celebrating the erroneous through constructed photography, prop-like objects and handmade bending frames and installations.

Ariza is the recipient of the Tosa Studio Award 2017, a Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award and an Alternative Exposure grantee (2018). Ariza holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, is a co-founder of Womxn Art Handlers and a current member of the Curatorial Council at Southern Exposure.

You can discover her work here and follow her on Instagram.

Artist Davina Semo explores Vija Celmins’ Barrier

Davina Semo has a BA in Visual Arts from Brown University and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Semo has shown extensively throughout the United States and Europe. She has recently been featured in group exhibitions at the San Francisco Arts Commission, Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco), and Parts & Labor (Beacon).

Semo had three gallery solo shows in 2019: one at Marlborough Contemporary (New York) in January, one at Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco) in March, and one at Ribordy Thetaz (Geneva) in November. She opened her first solo museum exhibition at the di Rosa Museum (Napa) in February 2020. Semo lives and works in San Francisco.

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Artist Erica Deeman explores Jennifer Bartlett’s At The Lake, Morning

Erica Deeman is a visual artist living and working in San Francisco, CA. Originally from the U.K., she has lived in the States for just over 8 years. Deeman’s work explores portraiture and its traditions through the intersections of gender, race, and ethnic identities. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, UK; Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, and New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA to name a few.

Permanent collections include: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; and Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA.

Deeman is represented by Anthony Meier Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA.

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About Kim Beil

Kim Beil, PhD, is an art historian and the associate director of ITALIC. Her book, Good Pictures: A History of Popular Photography, will be published in June by Stanford University Press. Follow her @kebeil