When All This Is Over
April 17, 2021 - May 17, 2021
When All This Is Over is a collection of works on paper and panel created since the beginning of the pandemic. Living and working in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, Chris Stokes saw the neighborhood’s storefronts and commercial buildings quickly transform as Covid, political unrest, and urban flight took hold. Being an artist and architect, he contemplated what the landscape might look like in the future, if people and society did not return. He also envisioned a sense of optimism if they did.
In addition to his solo exhibition, Stokes will be unveiling his design for Luna Rienne Gallery’s new parklet, for which crowd funding campaign will soon launch.
Chris Stokes uses mixed media to interlace and layer unassuming combinations of color, lines and found materials. Elements from literature, cultural symbols, and architecture meld together to become art that equals more than the sum of its parts. Born in Philadelphia, the long-time San Francisco resident’s recent work is a reflection of his travels, his ever-evolving perspective of the world, and an interest in science fiction. The resulting pieces represent new landscapes and structures that seem barely possible.