December 9, 2023 - January 21, 2024
Please join us for the
Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 6 to 9PM.
Holidazical is a collection of small-scale works by local urban contemporary painters ranging in style from figurative to abstract, spray to brush, and floral to sci-fi.
Alec Huxley is a painter based in San Francisco. His work, primarily representational, is filled with contrast. Simultaneously stark and colorful, it focuses on landscapes of the American West Coast. Cinematic scenes serve as imperfect records of place, time and architecture for space travellers and wild animals. A self taught artist, his background includes studies in business, graphic design, photography, as well as a career in printing before committing to fine art full-time.
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.
Daniel Chen is an oil painter based in San Francisco. His body of work explores the way technology has affected our visual language and shapes the way we think and remember the past. He holds a BFA from Academy of Art University and an MFA from California College of the Arts.
Eric Johnston uses academic realism, traditional surrealism, and abstract approaches to contemporary topics to create paintings that are direct manifestations of the way humans perceive nature and the environment in which they exist. The driving force behind his creativity is his search for meaning in our existence by connecting with the world through symbolic recognition. Drawing inspiration from his life, dreams, desires, and the parallel reality encompassing him, he questions our innate aspirations concerning personal happiness. Johnston received training in Fine Arts from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and resides in Northern California.
J.L. King portrays anonymous figures and everyday objects in curiously extraordinary perspectives. Her paintings reveal vivid scenes through layers, windows, and portals into domains that inspire wonderment and nostalgia. She is heavily inspired by urban nature, her biracial heritage, and the pleasures and experiences of youth. King is a San Francisco native and practices art from her studio in the SOMA district.
Lady Henze is a San Francisco artist whose only art requirement is: color. She works in two distinct styles — abstract and geometric — as these processes allow her to be the dichotomous person she is. Henze is inspired by street artists, neon signs, tile work, pop culture, movies, music, the candy aisle, and the bizarre reality show that is life. Behind her work is a personal struggle with addiction. She paints because she got a second chance at life, because it is the thing that brings her most joy, and so that others know there is hope.
Linda Larson layers glazes of oil paint to create another frame of consciousness, an in-between place just beneath the surface of another world hiding in plain sight. Her process is ultimately one of exploration: a search for depth, mystery, and a heightened reality for both the painter and viewer. Linda Larson hails from Edinburgh Scotland, where she earned a degree from the Glasgow School of Art. She now works from her studio at Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco, where the dramatic skies, the bay, a dilapidated industrial landscape, and emerging nature are a source of inspiration.
Leon Loucheur is a San Francisco-based artist who specializes in acrylic painting. His compositions are visual allegories of the relationships between the natural and human-made worlds, populated by creatures of the wild in various phases of remix. Without formal training, Leon has nurtured a singular voice from years of exploration and life experience, and the result is a style that possesses authenticity and conviction, humor and heart. Loucheur lives and works in San Francisco.
Martin Hsu is a Taiwan-born artist based in San Francisco. He strives to create New Traditional Art by fusing Western narrative with Eastern sensibility. He hopes his art brings you a sense of ease and some peace of mind. His work has been shown all around the world, including the Japanese American National Museum, Art Basel Miami, and Art Kaohsiung in Taiwan.
Nathan "Nate1" Tan was born in England and then immigrated to San Francisco as a child. A self-taught artist, he became a local graffiti legend in San Francisco and Daly City while a teenager. After earning a degree in graphic design at San Francisco State University, he worked professionally before starting a kids' hip hop clothing line called New Skool in 2003. Still based in San Francisco, Tan teaches graffiti and mural arts in addition to running New Skool and producing fine art.
Robert Bowen is a San Francisco-based visual artist fascinated with the conflict of man versus nature, rendered via his animal and machinery hybrids. Bowen got his start through graffiti and street art, briefly attended art school and continues self-schooling to obtain a classical education as a painter. Bowen has been exhibiting his artwork throughout the US and abroad for over 25 years, including exhibitions at the de Young Museum and Crocker Art Museum.