What Was Left Behind

Ursula Xanthe Young

What Was Left Behind

The Birds And The Bees

Ursula Xanthe Young

The Birds And The Bees

Protection

Ursula Xanthe Young

Protection

All That Glitters

Ursula Xanthe Young

All That Glitters

Akasha I

Brian Barneclo

Akasha I

Akasha II

Brian Barneclo

Akasha II

Noise II

Brian Barneclo

Noise II

Noise I

Brian Barneclo

Noise I

Parallel Lines 1

Romanowski

Parallel Lines 1

Wood Partition

Romanowski

Wood Partition

Rey Fernando

Romanowski

Rey Fernando

Framed Piano

Romanowski

Framed Piano

Untitled Two

David Choong Lee

Untitled Two

Lost Grid A03

Evan Venegas

Lost Grid A03

Lost Grid A20

Evan Venegas

Lost Grid A20

Gaining Momentum

Ursula Xanthe Young

Gaining Momentum

The Midnight Hours

Ursula Xanthe Young

The Midnight Hours

Awakening

Ursula Xanthe Young

Awakening

Under A Spell

MJ Lindo

Under A Spell

Ambition

Monty Guy

Ambition

Jacob James

Monty Guy

Jacob James

Hemingway

Monty Guy

Hemingway

Yadadamean

Monty Guy

Yadadamean

Why Be Lonely?

Reuben Rude

Why Be Lonely?

It’s New ...

Reuben Rude

It’s New ...

Recollection

Reuben Rude

Recollection

While I Am Still Able To Help!
Unfolding New Horizons
Infinite

Erik Otto

Infinite

Manifest

Erik Otto

Manifest

Peripheral

Erik Otto

Peripheral

Promethean Circuit

Norm Maxwell

Promethean Circuit

Osiris Circuit

Norm Maxwell

Osiris Circuit

Horus

Norm Maxwell

Horus

Neith

Norm Maxwell

Neith

MJ ISdEd

Ezra Li Eismont

MJ ISdEd

MJ ET (Friends Forever)

Ezra Li Eismont

MJ ET (Friends Forever)

Zombie Jesus Crucified

Ezra Li Eismont

Zombie Jesus Crucified

Zombie Couple

Ezra Li Eismont

Zombie Couple

Omega

Aleksandra Zee

Omega

Cassiopeia

Aleksandra Zee

Cassiopeia

Cosmic Distance

Sarah Coleman

Cosmic Distance

A Million Seconds Later

Sarah Coleman

A Million Seconds Later

Pajaritos

Jet Martinez

Pajaritos

Canarios

Jet Martinez

Canarios

Venadito

Jet Martinez

Venadito

Caracol

Jet Martinez

Caracol

Urban Legend

Jenn Porreca

Urban Legend

Auto Painting #5

Jenn Porreca

Auto Painting #5

The Two Graces

Jenn Porreca

The Two Graces

Naglee's Lore

Jenn Porreca

Naglee's Lore

Opening Reception on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 6 to 9PM.

Distortion

Distortion

August 2, 2014 - September 1, 2014

A group show of New York artists curated by Evan Venegas, including NY-raised, SF-based Gianluca Franzese alongside Venegas, gilf!, John Breiner, Lori Nelson, Millie Benson, and Peter Daverington.

Distortion examines the concept that all imagery is distorted because it is filtered through a person's psyche. Interpretations of these images are manufactured by not only what's presently in front of you, but also past experiences and future desires.

All of the artists in Distortion reveal this process in their work. Ideas, socialization, nature, and technology are the subjects they address. However they each recognize, embrace, and render the individuality of their experience.

Lori Nelson is a Utahn who has lived in New York for a decade. She is influenced by the spirit of self-sufficiency and the homemaking of her Mormon upbringing. She believes that refuse is relic, and that the human story is written in garbage.

Peter Daverington completed an MFA at the Victorian College of the Arts, Australia in 2006. He has showed in galleries extensively, including twelve solo exhibitions, and has been commissioned to paint public murals in Argentina, Australia, China, Egypt, Germany, Guatemala and Turkey. The recipient of numerous grants, fellowships, and awards, he has lived New York since 2011.

gilf! is one of NYC's most recognized and provocative female street artists. She focuses on creating bold typographic public works that inspire thoughtfulness, while simultaneously motivating progressive change within communities. Since receiving her bachelor's degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin Madison, she has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the US and abroad.

John Breiner is a New York native with a love for the ephemeral surface of the state. Rooted deeply in both nature and the city's environment, he chooses found surfaces for his artwork, such as discarded paper and books, as they provide him with a starting point of inspiration. By employing a variety of techniques including illustration and printmaking, he blends the fragile and used surfaces with his own marks as a testament to his own experience. He lives and works in the Hudson Valley Region.

Millie Benson is a New York-based artist from Cleveland Ohio with a BA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MA from Hunter College. Her work combines fantastical geometry and a surprising color palette in order to mirror her own processing of information. She seeks to satisfy her own curiosity through repetition and deviation, producing paintings whose structures achieve nearly organic patterns of growth.

Evan Venegas

As a New York-based artist, Evan Venegas uses imagery that is loosely based on the urban, industrial landscape that surrounds him. His creative process is rooted in the recognizable world but expressed by abstract shapes and vibrant colors. He seeks to create an experience that inspires a change in perception for the viewer.

Venegas began painting with oils at a young age, and started developing his technique, of realistic rendering of imaginary objects, in his early teens. Born and raised in Queens, New York, he began his art education at Parsons School of Design, then moved to San Francisco to complete a BFA in Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. He returned to New York in 2000.

Gianluca Franzese

Gianluca Franzese was born in Italy and raised in New York, where he studied painting at Pratt Institute before transferring to the Florence Academy of Art to learn the skill and technique of the Old Masters. After a few moves back and forth between the United States and Italy, he has settled in San Francisco to pursue art.

Video Commentary

All That Glitters

All That Glitters

Ursula Xanthe Young

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What Was Left Behind

What Was Left Behind

Ursula Xanthe Young

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The Birds And The Bees

The Birds And The Bees

Ursula Xanthe Young

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Project Documentary

Project Grand SF