September 30 - October 29, 2023
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Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 6 to 9PM.
Shifting Seasons delves into the effects of extreme weather: what our planet and, more specifically, San Francisco and its surrounds might look like in a changing climate. Marrying her love of nature with the magical reality of what is, what was, and what could be, Ursula Xanthe Young takes us through the seasons of her imaginary visions. We see San Francisco through different phases: in winter filled with snow, submerged underwater after rainy season, bursting with vibrant green in tropical spring, super blooming wildflowers after epic rainfall, enduring desert conditions in blazing dry summer, and celebrating autumn with a universe of fungi and and fall colors. Young's latest body of work is both a fantastical daydream and a cautionary vision.
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. Her fine-lined illustrations and colorful modern paintings exude a style that is unique and appealing to art lovers of all kinds. Young grew up in the green rural dales of Northern England and studied art in New York, Florence, Vermont, Oslo, and London. After graduating from Parsons School of Design , she moved to San Francisco’s Lower Haight district and spent nearly a decade there. Following a stint in Alaska, Ursula has settled in Grass Valley CA, where she now lives and works.
Monty Guy and J. L. King
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Monty Guy is a painter and illustrator whose earliest memories are drawing in the entryway of his parents' home in Southern California. A true artist, he is constantly compelled to create and hone his craft, seeing beauty and inspiration in everything around him. He appreciates timelessness in his subject matter as well as in his often-used black and white color palette.
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.