November 9, 2013 - December 16, 2013
Polyptych Tales, featuring new works by Ursula X Young, Joshua Lawyer, and MJ Lindo, reinterprets the classical idea of the frieze into a chronological puzzle of paintings. While each piece stands alone as an individual work, together the polyptych tells one story with parts flowing among them and recurring themes that bind.
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.
Joshua Lawyer is a self-taught artist with a background in painting on walls that didn’t belong to him. He now depicts beautiful women juxtaposed against the gray industrial backgrounds that inspired him. He was born and raised, and still lives and works in the Bay Area.
MJ Lindo paints her dreams, fantasies, and nightmares in the expressions of the women in her pieces. They attempt to evoke emotion and wonder, yet also provide insight into the contemporary female story. Lindo was born in Nicaragua, raised in Canada, and now lives and works in the Bay Area.