Varnish Fine Art

Jen Rogers and Kerri Stephens believe that Art makes the world a better place. Since founding Varnish Fine Art in 2003, the gallery has become known for showing provocative and skillfully executed contemporary artwork. True to its original mission, Varnish Fine Art continues to be a lively and vital part of the Yerba Buena Arts District in downtown San Francisco.  For more information please visit our website, or contact the gallery directly (415)433-4400,

Smoke & Mirrors: Ransom & Mitchell
Varnish Fine Art opened the gallery season on September 8 with Ransom & Mitchell’s Smoke & Mirrors debut solo exhibit of photo illustration tableaus and portraiture. Their visually stunning works, informed by professional backgrounds in the filmmaking world, are the end result of creative collaborations with and intense study of the art world notables they photograph. A special installation by the artists “sets the stage” for this unique exhibit, running through October 27.

Ransom & Mitchell is the artistic nom de plume of director-photographer Jason Mitchell and his partner both in business and in life, set designer-photo illustrator, Stacey Ransom. The duo met in San Francisco in 1999 while pursuing their respective careers and first began working together on films in 2004. In 2009, they opened Purebred, a still + motion production company, where in addition to creating commercial media, they use their filmmaking background to create their highly-stylized narrative photo illustrations.


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