30. Pegan Brooke*
Pegan Brooke makes paintings inspired by her studio environs in Bolinas and San Francisco, and maintains a parallel practice of creating video/poems shot by the Aven River in France. Brooke sees the visual phenomena of light falling on water as a perfect natural metaphor for the ever-changing flux in which we make our lives. She states, “I love things one can only see for an instant; they shock us into contemplation, thought and change.” Brooke’s work is owned by the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Des Moines Art Museum; the Swig Collection, San Francisco; and the Anderson Collection, Menlo Park, California. Her work has been widely reviewed, including in Art in America, The New York Times, and Artweek.