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Mombo’s Pizza - Sebastopol
560 Gravenstein Hwy N.
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Reviews:

One of the sculptural paintings we bought from Nell hangs in our entryway (image shown at right), bringing us pleasure every time we come home.  Guests, seeing it for the first time, always wonder at it - the materials, the subject, the artist.  Is it a tree?  An artichoke?  What is it made of?  There is always the impulse to run a hand over its smooth contours, accentuated by the rich, metallic colors of the piece.  Like all her work, it is fantastical and bold.  The fascination her painting evokes is what makes it wonderful.  There is something simultaneously familiar and elusive, engaging me anew every time I return to it.
- Review by Rachel Cauntay – Art Buyer
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"Nell Hergenrather carves futurist fantasies out of Styrofoam, which she then coats with layers of stucco and metallic paint for a smooth, luminous cyber-glow. Jetsons comparisons are inevitable, especially when all these works bulge out from rectangular backdrops with rounded off corners for that old-time TV-screen look. But don't dismiss the sculpture as cartoon: it's funkier than that. 

"Nell's plant portraits exude the opposite energy, something merely borrowed from the template of real live plants. A tomato plant grows only fruit; a head of artichoke hovers, complete unto itself. Taken out of their earthly context, they become almost mocking mutations. Their rounded soft angles, combined with a metallic sheen, create an ambivalent viewer response: I want to touch, maybe even taste, but first let's check 'em with a Geiger counter."
- Review by Marina Wolf – Bohemian, May 2005
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Previous Shows:
Shiki Monkey - Sebastopol, Ongoing
Launch - Sebastopol, Ongoing
On the Corner Café - San Francisco, June 2009
Screaming Mimi’s - Sebastopol, May 2009
Punch - Sebastopol, January 2006
Boxed Foods Co. - San Francisco, August 2005
Chow Restaurant - San Francisco, October 2004
Willow Wood Market Café - Sebastopol, December 2003
Elle Lui - Santa Rosa, October 2002
The Galia - San Francisco, July 2002
Peoples Café - San Francisco, December 1999
Café Sapore – San Francisco, November 1999
State Side American Icon - Los Angeles, December 1999
Disiderata Gallery - Los Angeles, May 1999- October 2000
Lucy’s - Sebastopol, March- September 1998
The Attic - San Francisco, December 1997 

   
 
     
 
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