116 Past Shows
Construct challenges traditional concepts of architecture, painting, and story telling. From Stokes’ visual interpretation of JG Ballard’s book The Drought, to Chen’s technology-inspired pixelated landscapes, to Reyes’ painted cut-outs collaged to create another painting, the pieces in this exhibition reinterpret the constructs we have learned.
Color Feels showcases Venegas' ongoing explorations in tone and dimension, including new works from his Lost Grid and Day Map series. He sees painting as a way to improvise and organize the "emotional data" in his mind. He assigns values to different tasks, events, and situations and translates them into overlapping shapes of varying sizes. These individual shapes build a unified piece that represents the balance of elements in his life, much in the way a large event has a broad effect on day-to-day life while smaller moments also leave a profound impression.
Immortal includes new and recent paintings by Monty Guy, showcasing various styles from his reinterpretation of classic sculpture to his ongoing series of tattooed children, artistic icons, and beyond. His latest work delves into experimental techniques in brushwork and color theory.
Affordable Art Series 6
The Affordable Art Series is a thorough exploration of the flourishing local art community, offering avid collectors and interested newbies a peek at the current mindset in urban painting.
The Changing Cityscape
Despite the fact both Anthony Holdsworth and Beryl Landau have exhibited work for decades, The Changing Cityscape will be their very first dual show featuring San Francisco landscapes. Their styles present an interesting contrast in approach to a similar subject matter: the constantly evolving San Francisco skyline and neighborhoods.
While Holdsworth paints plein air, Landau works from photographs that she has taken. Holdsworth uses oil while Landau prefers acrylic. And Holdsworth attempts to capture the vibe of a particular place -- Landau evokes a feeling about it. The couple met in 1980 during an SFAI alumni show at SOMArts Gallery, when both were more evidently influenced by Bay Area Figurative Art. Through time and experience, they have each developed a signature style.
Year of the Dog
Year Of The Dog features 100 original drawings by UK-born, Northern California-based Gillette, who created the series over the course of a year and is now, aptly, exhibiting them at the beginning of the Chinese Year Of The Dog.
The idea began when Gillette found a box of vintage dog greeting cards at a local Goodwill. He drew over the top of them as an act of continuation/vandalism and found it tremendously enjoyable. He decided to draw his own dogs, and had Electric Works print batches of them with archival ink for his eventual series. Evolving organically, his drawings portray musical icons, youth subcultures, religious figures, and more.
Wildflower Child is an homage to both the Victorian fairy illustrations and paintings that Ursula Young grew up with in England and the colorful free-spirited love vibrations that were present 50 years ago during San Francisco’s Summer of Love. She provides a modern-day interpretation of the whimsical drawings against a Northern Califorinia background with an emphasis on the wildflowers abundant after the wettest winter in recent history.
Invisible Places explores two artistic directions that Ording has pursued in her body of work. First is her signature line work, which she evolves with the use of brighter hues as well as color washes over coffee-dyed paper. Ording’s other series focuses on abstract landscapes, which render dreamy ethereal places that may not really exist. With these latest pieces, she explores weather and movement.
Crossed Lines blurs the boundaries between art and design, as well as between mediums, through a heavy use of line by each of the artists. While born, raised, and based in different cities their styles speak to each other and to a contemporary international aesthetic.
Visions Collide explores the sources of dreamlike visions that stir the creative conscious. Some are encountered as we move through the world through serendipity, gifts of life and points of interest as we move through our lived experiences. Some are products of the mind, that visit us both invited and unannounced, revealing themselves at varying rates of consciousness whether or not they are welcome.
Bowen, Guy, and Loucheur manifest these multifarious visions in their own unique styles with this exhibition. Each of these artists takes disparate elements and puts them together in some sort of union that speaks metaphorically and emotionally to the viewer via inclusion, juxtaposition, and exploration.