September 9, 2017 - October 9, 2017
Visions Collide explores the sources of dreamlike visions that stir the creative conscious. Some are encountered as we move through the world through serendipity, gifts of life and points of interest as we move through our lived experiences. Some are products of the mind, that visit us both invited and unannounced, revealing themselves at varying rates of consciousness whether or not they are welcome.
Bowen, Guy, and Loucheur manifest these multifarious visions in their own unique styles with this exhibition. Each of these artists takes disparate elements and puts them together in some sort of union that speaks metaphorically and emotionally to the viewer via inclusion, juxtaposition, and exploration.
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.
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.
Robert Bowen, a San Francisco self-taught artist, describes his work as a strange, swirling brew of colorful contradiction that is not easy to define or even understand. He takes familiar imagery – most recently sea creatures, insects, and machinery -- and reinterprets it with his own brand of humor and painting.