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Arts & Entertainment - March 24, 2023

Reflections in paint

Bryant Street Gallery celebrates the life and work of Helen Steele

by Sheryl Nonnenberg

Enigmatic figures mainly found in isolation, rendered with bold, loose strokes of almost chaotic color ??" this is the work of San Rafael artist Helen Steele. Her paintings have been represented by the Bryant Street Gallery in Palo Alto for a number of years, but this current exhibition has a poignant note: Steele died unexpectedly at the age of 57 last year. "Reflections," on view until April 15, is a posthumous show of 12 of her last paintings and some early sculptures.

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