has not shown in San Francisco for several years, so her recent exhibition at 455 Market Street was a welcome chance to catch up with her work. Curator Bonnie Earles-Solari paired a substantial sampling of oil on canvas works with a group of gouache-on-digital-print drawings. Brooke titled the show Natural Language, emphasizing the floral and faunal forms in her work, but it could conceivably have been called “Flood” to draw attention to the aqueous spaces in which they float. Shown below: Kauai 9 (2003), oil on canvas,  39” x 48”

- Meredith Tromble [Saturday, February 28th, 2004]


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