Luna Rienne Gallery is pleased to present their first exhibition, Love In Absentia, a solo show by Los Angeles-based artist Jenn Porreca.

With Love In Absentia, Porreca explores the challenge of doing something as simple as loving each other in the chaotic and complex modern world. With everyone’s reality becoming increasingly fragmented, she attempts to connect the viewer with the universal stream of consciousness through the line in her work. The tension and release of painterly expressionism juxtaposed with the sharp, controlled line represent her search for balance in the duality of life and death.

Jenn Porreca is a modern contemporary artist with studios in Los Angeles and London. Claiming marked influences from surrealist art and film, vintage fabric patterns, comics, religious iconography, and silhouette animation, she paints a delicate world of intricately layered styling. A creative alchemist of sorts, she spends days in the studio immersed in literary and visual research, piecing together folklore and color palettes to perfect the unique method by which she produces her work.

Born to two artists in a small village outside of London, England – her mother a tombstone and monument sculptor and her father a classically trained musician – Porreca spent her childhood living in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Lancaster County, and Pennsylvania before finding herself in San Francisco, where she lived for 15 years. She recently relocated to Los Angeles.

Since she began working as an artist in 2006, Porreca has shown in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. This is her first solo exhibition in San Francisco.

Love In Absentia will be on exhibit from March 2 to April 15 at Luna Rienne Gallery, 3318 22nd Street near Valencia in San Francisco. Formerly known as fabric8, Luna Rienne features visual artists working in contemporary mediums who integrate elements of urban culture with traditional techniques.

The opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 2, from 6PM until 9PM.

For further information, please contact Olivia Ongpin, olivia@lunarienne.com, or 415.647.5888.

Visit the gallery online here:  http://lunarienne.com

Find out more about Jenn Porreca here:  http://www.porrecastudio.com

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