From Darkness Comes Light
May 16, 2015 - June 22, 2015
From Darkness Comes Light is a group show featuring the work of Monty Guy, Alec Huxley, Leon Loucheur, Delphyne V, and JS Weis. It addresses both the figurative and literal notions of the concept – subject matter and painting technique. All five artists are intrigued by the balance of dark and light: youthful innocence vs. worldly wisdom, nature vs. society, reality vs. fantasy, black vs. white, cynicism vs. optimism.
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.
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.
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.
JS Weis is fascinated by nature, natural history, and human beings’ relationship with it. His work combines realistic rendering of flora and fauna with organic yet meticulous colorscapes built up from ink and cut paper. Currently based in Oakland CA, he holds a BFA in printmaking from James Madison University.