Eve Leibe Gallery presents "Sending Up A Flare," a solo show by Sally Scopa. Scopa's paintings contain shimmering, flame-like marks that generate a sense of tension and barely-controlled chaos. Elaborately rendered gilt frames border many of her paintings, threatening to overwhelm the tiny painted scenes within. Meanwhile, her paintings of hearths, windows, and houses on fire combine domestic and natural imagery, addressing themes of disruption, transformation, and the complexity of contemporary life.
Sally Scopa (b. 1990, San Francisco, CA) is an artist currently living and working in San Francisco. She holds a Masters in Art Practice from Stanford University and a Bachelor in Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard University. She recently ended a residency at Cité Des Arts International Studio Residency, Paris and SOMA Summer, Mexico City. She recently showed at Plumaje, Biquini Wax EPS, Mexico City and Axis 14th National Juried Exhibition, juror Amy Owen, Axis Gallery, Sacramento.