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Intimate Strangers: Elisheva Biernoff Paints Subjects From Found Photographs

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Courtesy of Elisha Biernoff

Elisheva Biernoff centers people on her canvas, who are sidelined in society. She talks about her growth as an artist from New Mexico to the Bay Area. Her work is featured in the celebration of Fraenkel Gallery’s 40th anniversary.

I am trying to draw out a hidden story that are in these images.

Biernoff's work is currently featured in the Long Story Short exhibition at the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco for their 40th anniversary. The exhibit is running now until January 18.

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Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.