New exhibit opens Saturday at di Rosa

The di Rosa Museum, one of the region’s best-kept secrets, brings together two Bay Area artists who share a fascination with the overlooked and the unfamiliar in the new exhibition “Lost and Found: Elisheva Biernoff and Floris Schönfeld,” opening Saturday, Feb. 22, and running until late April.

An opening reception takes place Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., with a free members’ preview from 5 to 6 p.m. The artists will be in attendance.

The di Rosa is located at 5200 Carneros Highway. For details see dirosaart.org.

Through a range of media including painting, sculpture, text, film, installation, and ephemera, artists Elisheva Biernoff and Floris Schönfeld present work that considers the extinct, the endangered, and the forgotten.

Elisheva Biernoff investigates possible narratives through trompe l’oeil renderings of found and invented artifacts. Her series Last Postcards imagines the last communications of famous lost explorers through double-sided paintings on thin plywood. Biernoff conducts careful research into her subject’s lives along with a close examination of each cultural moment, from printing processes to what kind of stamps may have been used, to create the most convincing rendering possible.

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