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Images by Judy Kramer, Brandon Stauffer, and Nadine Levin Included in PAL’s Abstraction Group Show

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 6/14/2022

Images by PACC members Judy KramerBrandon Stauffer, and Nadine Levin have been selected for inclusion in Pacific Art League’s Abstraction Group Show.  In this exhibition, Pacific Art League presents abstract works made using a variety of techniques, including photography, painting, and mixed media. The juror was Katherine Filice.  The exhibition will take place from July 8 through August 16.  There will be an in-person (!!!) opening reception from 5:30 to 8 PM on Friday, July 8.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Judy says about here image, Shadowplay:  Shadowplay was taken at the Sequence sculpture near the Stanford McMurtry Center for the Arts.

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Judy Kramer:  Shadowplay

Brandon says of his image, Lattice:  I made this image about a month ago in my backyard.  The image resulted from a solution to a long-standing problem I have had with my ICM (intentional camera movement) photography.  The technique that I typically use often results in lopsided images, i.e., images with a lot of “subject” on one side of the frame and negative space on the other.  I take hundreds of shots in a session, and only a handful come out well balanced and usable—and that’s on a good day.  It finally dawned on me that I could take a lopsided image, copy it, flip the copy horizontally, and then blend the two images together in Photoshop.  The result of this process is a balanced and perfectly symmetrical image.  I then started riffing on the basic process, combining different photos, then creating mirror images and blending all the layers together to create increasingly complex patterns.  As with any ICM photography, you never know exactly what you’re going to get.  I love the thrill of getting an unexpected and exciting image at the end of the process.
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Brandon Stauffer Lattice

Nadine says about her image, Insightful:  This image is fairly new.  It is an extension of the work I have been doing with ICM and multiple in-camera exposures.  The title comes from what I see as layers leading toward  insight into whatever the viewer wants insight into -- in their world.

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Nadine Levin:  Insightful

Pacific Art League is a non-profit arts organization.  Since 1921, PAL has been dedicated to the great tradition of promoting art, training emerging artists and enriching lives in the San Francisco Peninsula.  PAL currently enrolls over 2,500 students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels in classes taught by a faculty of 40+ experienced artists.





Pacific Art League

  668 Ramona Street

  Palo Alto



Abstraction Group Show

  July 8 – August 16

  Gallery hours:

    Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM to 4 PM

    Saturday and Sunday by appointment

  COVID policy:


First Friday Opening Reception & Celebration:

  Friday, July 8, 5:30 to 8 PM

  Free parking is available across Ramona Street at the Civic Center garage.

  Currently, masks are not required for people fully vaccinated and boosted.