What's Left SF
October 22, 2016 - December 5, 2016
Many artists have begun their careers in San Francisco, flourished here, and, most likely, felt a shift in the zeitgeist of the city in recent years. Whether positive or negative, SF has left an indelible impression on them, and they would like the city's current population to contemplate, celebrate, and otherwise react to their reflections. The purpose of the exhibition, which asks both “what has left” and “what is left", is to increase the dialogue about what some perceive as a diaspora and a cultural divide.
Alec Huxley is a painter, photographer and graphic designer living in San Francisco, California. Filled with contrast, his work is primarily figurative. Bleak and colorful, it focuses on urban and desert landscapes of the American West Coast. Cinematic-like scenes serve as stylized historical records of place, time and architecture as well as settings for surreal narratives. A self taught painter, his background includes studies in business, graphic design, photography and a career in printing before committing to fine art full-time in 2009.
Andy Stattmiller is an illustrator and painter living in San Francisco. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and has a degree in illustration from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Inspirations include cartoons, pop culture, food, life, and the city of San Francisco.
Brian Barneclo was born and raised in Indianapolis, then studied painting and art history at Indiana University. He moved to San Francisco in 1996 and began working as a commercial artist and sign painter. He also started to show his paintings in local galleries. His professional and artistic careers merged when he began to receive commissions for murals in both public and private spaces.
Damon Soule was born in Atlanta, GA but spent the majority of his childhood in New Orleans LA. In 1993, Soule moved to San Francisco with a packed bag of clothes, a small box of art supplies, and $300. Inspired by physics, chemistry, music, and universal knowledge, his work incorporates a bold use of saturation and composition, and is a visual manifestation of the intellectual quandaries he explores on a regular basis. He moved to New York and Portland before returning to San Francisco Bay Area in 2011.
Daryll Peirce is a Reno-born San Francisco dweller examining the struggle and chimerical wars held within the individual mind -– the pressures we place upon ourselves and the journeys we take without leaving our seat or opening our eyes. Fascinating mysteries are these uncertain spaces between matter and energy and the mysticism that transcends the two.
Delphyne V is a self-taught painter who arrives at visual art from a background in dance, theater, and fashion design. Primarily organic, her work is surreal in its deviant perspective of realistic imagery. She hails from Paris and is currently living in San Francisco.
Leon Loucheur is a self-taught artist who focuses on the relationship between the natural and man-made worlds through the exploration of his own psychological biases. He lives and works in San Francisco.
Monty Guy is a San Francisco-based painter and illustrator whose earliest memories are drawing in the entryway of his parents’ home in Southern California. A true artist, he is passionate and constantly compelled to create, seeing beauty and inspiration in everything around him. His acute attention to detail conveys his dedication to creation and craftsmanship.
Nathan "Nate1" Tan was born in England in 1971 then immigrated to San Francisco as a child. A self-taught artist, he became a local graffiti legend in San Francisco and Daly City while a teenager. After earning a degree in graphic design at San Francisco State University, he worked professionally before starting a kids' hip hop clothing line called New Skool in 2003. Still based in San Francisco, Tan teaches graffiti and mural arts in addition to running New Skool and producing fine art.
NoMe Edonna is a self-taught artist born in California and residing in San Francisco since 1999. Known for his smooth-sided biomorphs that combine the organic and the mechanical, his work is an obscure interpretation of contemporary urban life. In recent years, it has become increasingly focused on social, political, and environmental concerns as well as inquiries of science, technology, and study of ancient civilizations. Skilled in both abstract and realist forms of painting, Nome did not study art in school but currently teaches it.
Reuben Rude is the child of hippies who met in San Francisco during the Summer of Love. He grew up in the woods of Northern California and came back to San Francisco to study at the Academy of Art. He utilizes his expertise in drawing, painting, and illustration in both the creative and commercial realms, having shown in galleries, comic books, and magazines throughout the world. When he is not making art, he is working on his 100-year-old house.
t.w.five works with just one material — vinyl — and focuses largely on process. All shapes are hand-cut to size from large rolls of solid color vinyl, and then carefully applied to a surface of the work. Each work is made of up intricately repeating patterns, which require hours of rigorous work. The finished product is a labor of love, weaved and realized by two sets of skillful hands. Born and raised in Sweden and Brazil, respectively, t.w.five is an international art duo based in San Francisco, California. Each artist holds a Masters of Fine Art from San Jose State University and have enjoyed numerous solo exhibitions in the Bay Area and abroad.
Ursula Xanthe Young is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer whose urban fairy tale images have become a trademark of street culture in San Francisco and beyond. She finds inspiration in the organic yet urban landscape of the city and its surroundings, and is also highly influenced by her travels and the variety of beings that she encounters along the way. She holds a degree from Parsons School of Design in Illustration.