Lost in thought: Zoya Scholis solo exhibition contemplates the ‘Divine Feminine’ 

From Palo Alto Online:

“Zoya Scholis does not mind if you see references to other artists, especially Richard Diebenkorn and Henri Matisse, in her work. 

‘Picasso supposedly said, “Good artists borrow, great artists steal,”‘ explained Scholis in an email interview with this news organization. Her current exhibition at Bryant Street Gallery, ‘Divine Feminine,’ which includes 17 paintings – mainly portraits and several floral still lifes – encourages viewers to see familiar associations and enjoy her unique take on color and composition.

‘I have no problem with viewers seeing whatever they see, intended or not. Paintings are open to interpretation; it’s one of their superpowers,’ Scholis said.”

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