“Primary Process” by Laura Hapka

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“Primary Process” by Laura Hapka

Jan 9 — Apr 3, 2021

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For the winter 2021 season, Themes+Projects presents Primary Process by Laura Hapka. This exhibition contains 16 new works.  A majority of them are acrylic and encaustic on linen panel and a couple others are installation pieces. For this work, Laura experiments with using tone-on-tone primary colors: 2 reds, 2 yellows, 2 blues. Upon closer inspection, one will see that meticulous thought placed into the application of the paint, rendering gorgeous textures in the piece. The titles for the paintings are playful in nature, like Blue Wave, Primary Report; referring to the time of their creation—the American political primaries of late 2019 and early 2020.  The exhibition will be on view through April 3, 2021.

Laura Hapka is a self-taught artist, with undergraduate degrees in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design and a Masters of Business Administration. She lives and works in Oakland, CA. Her work has evolved through experimentation, trial and error, and, correspondingly, the body of work in her Process series is not about individual paintings but about how she arrived at the body of work. She is driven to create work that is pure and aesthetically beautiful.


Primary Process by Laura Hapka

On view by appointment January 9 to April 3, 2021 at Themes+Projects Gallery.

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Themes+Projects Gallery

1275 Minnesota Street #205

San Francisco, CA 94107