180 GRAND: DEBRA JAN BIBEL

SLATE is pleased to present paintings by Debra Jan Bibel, on view in 180 Grand's lobby through July 7, 2023. 

Visiting Hours are Monday–Friday from 9:00 am–5:00 pm

 

Location:

180 Grand Avenue

Oakland CA, 94610

 

Oakland-based artist Debra Jan Bibel has been painting for 50 years. Her works have been directly influenced by her experience in science (with a background in medical microbiology and immunology), and in her Zen Buddhist practices.

Art historical inspirations range from Piet Mondrian’s De Stijl paintings to Hard Edge painters such as Helen Ludenberg, and to the minimalism and angular perspectives of Ellsworth Kelly.

After an exploration of geometric morphological forms — the square, rectangle, circle, lines, and dots — a three-dimensional synthesis in the form of cityscapes was developed. Since 2019 the work progressed into a more abstract manner based on actual structural clusters and fields of cityscape/landscape as photographed aerially or by satellite, as seen in the paintings referring to actual locations of the San Francisco East Bay.
 

ABOUT THE ARTIST
 

In addition to being an artist, Debra Jan Bibel is a medical scientist, science historian, philosopher, editor, ethnomusicologist, and poet. She holds Ph.D, C.Phil., and A.B. degrees from University of California, Berkeley. Debra Jan was born into a family of artists, including her uncle Leon Bibel, a noted WPA artist of the Great Depression, and her father Philip Bibel, who was a sculptor, painter and furniture designer.

 

 

To purchase art from the exhibition, contact SLATE Art Consulting at (510) 652-4085  or info@slateart.net.


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