Galactic Afternoons #4

Val Britton

Galactic Afternoons #4, 2017

Ink, acrylic, and collage on paper
13 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches
Retail Value $2,500 / Starting Bid $1,000
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris

Val Britton creates immersive collaged works on paper and site-specific installations that explore physical and psychological spaces. Her fragmented, exploded landscapes draw on the language of maps to explore memory, history, and the possibilities of abstraction.

A recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and the Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship, she has participated in residencies and fellowships including the Affiliate Program at Headlands Center for the Arts, Recology, Millay Colony for the Arts, Kala Art Institute, the Facebook Artist in Residence Program, the Golden Foundation, and Ucross. She has exhibited in museums, galleries, art fairs, alternative spaces, and non-profit institutions including the San Jose Museum of Art, Gallery Wendi Norris, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. Group shows include the San Jose Museum of Art, the Katonah Museum of Art, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, and the de Saisset Museum.

Britton received her B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and her M.F.A. from California College of the Arts. She lives and works in San Francisco.