Where: NOMA Gallery 80 Maiden Lane, Third Floor San Francisco CA 94108
Exhibition Dates: September 15 to October 21 2011
Opening Reception
: September 16 6-8pm
Artist Walk-Through and Discussion: September 22 6-8pm

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm and by appointment

NOMA Gallery and curator Cosio Delaunay presents Seattle artist Jamie Bollenbach’s first San Francisco solo exhibition, “The Amplitude of Time” September 15  to October 15 2011.

“The Amplitude of Time,” quoted from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” concerns Time’s reconstructions of a human’s remembrance of things and people. The lasting remnants of an experience or memory is transformed by the operation of time, which Bollenbach’s paintings and sculpture in his solo exhibition illustrates are further paralleled and manipulated in the process of painting.

Bollenbach sees his approach towards painting as a parallel to the senses forming human consciousness: “Think of someone you were very close to ten years ago. What do you actually recall? It’s not still image…what you experience is a more like a lava lamp of different senses: sound, scent, color, glimpses and memories of intense but uncertain emotions – fluid, eternally transforming, winking in and out of being. Even when we are in the same room, the reality of how we are to others, and they to us, is terribly fragile.”

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska in 1964, Jamie Bollenbach began painting professionally in the Bay Area. He attended Reed College, and achieved an MFA in Studio Arts, Painting from the University of Washington in 2002, where he began intricate, highly spatial abstracts based on the human figure. He founded a studio-gallery in Portland, Oregon, and has taught painting, drawing, and design at the University Of Washington School Of Art, Kirkland Arts Center, the Northwest College of Art, and other Seattle-area colleges over the last ten years. He recently gave lectures on his work and approaches to creative practice at Evergreen State College, Microsoft, and University of Washington. Bollenbach’s paintings have hung in galleries and private collections nationally, and he has exhibited throughout the West Coast including the Seattle Art Museum Gallery and the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska.