Landscapes Without Boundaries: Selections from the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
at Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
Curated by Dan Nadel
July 14 - December 15, 2019
Maija Peeples-Bright (b.1942, Riga, Latvia, lives and works in Sacramento, CA) is known for vividly colored paintings, drawings and ceramics depicting beast-like creatures and various members of the animal kingdom. Her compositions exhibit horror vacui, filled to the brim with tessellations of beasts forming surreal landscapes and interiors. She received her masters in art from UC Davis, where she befriended a community of artists including Robert Arneson and Roy De Forest, exhibiting with those artists at the renowned Candy Store Gallery in nearby Folsom. Her work is held in several permanent collections, including the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis and the Cincinnati Art Museum.