The Bently Reserve’s new fall and winter SFMOMA collection combines fascinating textures, representational landscapes, and wintry palettes.
Heidi McDowell's crisp view of Mt. Whitney contrasts high desert scrub in the foreground with dark foothills and snowy peaks in the background. In End of Day, Donna McGinnis depicts a warm, softly lit fall afternoon along the Sacramento delta. Each of these images has a relationship to our companies in Nevada: both Bently Ranch and Bently Heritage reside in the Carson Valley, on the high plains just east of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Bently employees often make the drive through Sacramento and across the mountains when going between the Bay Area and the town of Minden — these paintings represent sights they might see on that drive.
Kim Miskowicz's Grassy takes texture and landscape to a literal conclusion. From a distance we see a misty mountain, trees, grass, and water; up close, we see that the canvas is actually layered with hundreds of scraps of paper that emulate the objects in the scene.
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