The City Reawakens
August 20, 2022 - September 25, 2022
Please join us for the Opening Reception: Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 6 to 9PM.
The City Reawakens features new work by San Francisco painters Beryl Landau and Anthony Holdsworth, who visually chronicle the city as the dark cloud of lockdown is lifted and we reawaken to a changed world. While friends and notables figures have passed, and restaurants and theaters have disappeared, there is also new life emerging. Parklets have created an al fresco dining scene; papel picado decorates 24th and Harrison Streets in the Mission; and everyone is excited to establish a new normal.
For his latest series, Anthony Holdsworth traversed the city, taking his portable studio to the Castro and North Beach — even catching the eye of SF Chronicle’s Native Son, Carl Nolte. Beryl Landau’s work for The City Reawakens offers a rich color palette, mixed with her signature muted colors, to bring an added dimension to her vast urban landscapes.
Anthony Holdsworth was born in England and embarked on a painting career while working as Head of Outdoor Restoration for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. He continued his studies at the Bournemouth College of Art in England, and then the San Francisco Art Institute.
Originally a landscape artist influenced by the Bay Area Figurative Art movement, Holdsworth began painting plein air cityscapes near his Oakland studio. Eventually he made his way to San Francisco’s Mission District. He has shown with major galleries through California and has been a recipient of the WESTAF-NEA fellowship. Holdsworth lives in San Francisco, and works both there and in Oakland.
Beryl Landau is a San Francisco-based artist who describes her work as “symbolic landscape”. Her acrylic paintings depict geographical locations rendered in a manner that evokes feelings about them. Born in New York City, Landau moved to Santa Monica CA at the age of 15, then arrived in San Francisco in the 1960s to attain BFA and MFA degrees at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her teachers included Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, and Joan Brown. She lives and works in Bernal Heights.
October 1, 2022 - October 30, 2022
Please join us for the Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 6 to 9PM.
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 her art from her studio in San Francisco's SOMA district.