Preview of Jessica Hess’ “Fade and Finish”

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Taking on a meta dimension, Jessica Hess‘ landscape paintings are paintings of paintings as much as they are representations of urban spaces. Hess recreates graffitied buildings on the 2D surface of her canvas, redoing tags and murals on a micro scale. Her works create an interesting play on graffiti, as the original works she copies are inextricably tied to their relationship to their environment. Famous street artists Os Gemeos and local taggers such as the Bay Area’s prolific GATS make appearances in her latest landscapes, which will be shown in her solo show, “Fade and Finish,” opening at San Francisco’s Spoke Art on September 6.