Different Perspectives

Different Perspectives

November 2019

Showcasing their recent painting expedition through Italy as well as everyday life in San Francisco, Different Perspectives portrays each artist's individualistic eye and hand during their shared experience. Holdsworth plein air oil paintings attempt to capture the energy of a particular place while Landau's studio acrylics evoke a feeling about that place. The couple met in 1980 during an SFAI alumni show at SOMArts Gallery.


Prophecy Of Nature

Prophecy Of Nature

October 2019

Prophecy Of Nature examines and exalts the temporal quality of flora and fauna. From the signature botanicals of oil painter Ivy Jacobsen to Martin Hsu’s recent body of work exploring the precariousness of wildlife, each of the painters is inspired by the quickly-changing natural world around us. Lela Shields strives to reveal the fragility of life by creating organic pieces started with a random pour of ink on the surface. Julia Lucey creates etching collages depicting plants and animals native to Northern California, and Ursula Xanthe Young offers whimsical beauty in her work.


The Wild Kingdoms

The Wild Kingdoms

August 2019

The Wild Kingdoms references the numerous nature specials Coffy watched as a kid. His latest body of work combines his love of animals with his interest in design aesthetic and juxtaposition. With each painting, he creates a vignette about life, death, and the searching moments in between.

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Tracks Of Never Ending Light

Tracks Of Never Ending Light

July 2019

Tracks Of Never Ending Light showcases Stokes' recent foray into line and color. Using masks, spray cans, and aerosol tips, he has created a body of work comprised of numerous colorful lines that please the eye on a surface level and invite further investigation into technique.

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Tales Of San Francisco

Tales Of San Francisco

May 2019

Tales Of San Francisco includes paintings wherein The City is one of the main characters. Both Huxley and Young have always beautifully rendered the local landscape in a way that is uniquely narrative and inspirational. In a time of much architectural and cultural change, these works capture an essence that will hopefully remain constant.


Cut And Paste

Cut And Paste

March 2019

Cut And Paste examines contemporary collage from a diversity of artists with unique techniques and subject matter. The resulting works of colorful art cover the gamut of figurative, surreal, and abstract.


Norm Maxwell

Norm Maxwell

January 2019

Norm “Nomzee” Maxwell was a visual artist whose education came via the streets (Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles) and the Hussian School Of Art. His combination of urban upbringing and fine art training resulted stylistically in an esoteric combination of color, light, and subject matter. Culturally, Maxwell was a quintessential urban contemporary artist, with a portfolio that included graffiti, street wear design, club flyer and album art, graphic design, set design, and fine art painting.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on January 25, 1969, Maxwell was fully susceptible to and influenced by street life, finding his expression in writing graffiti in the 1980s as “Ice”. Mentors and peers encouraged him to pursue an art degree, and his career began in Los Angeles’ Skid Row in the early 1990s alongside urban art visionary Doze Green and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Clarence Williams.

Like many burgeoning urban artists, Maxwell survived and flourished in San Francisco, then back to LA, by taking on a plethora of art and design jobs, including art directing multiple big-budget music videos under Hype Williams. In 2007, he focused his energy back to fine art and opened Norm Maxwell Studio Gallery, which spanned six years and three locations. Maxwell garnered commissions from patrons in Los Angeles, Paris, Seoul, Berlin, and Dubai.

Maxwell was a prolific artist whose skills and subject matter spanned the extremes of painting. From acrylic spray to oil brush, street life to ancient myth, and urban strife to family life, Maxwell addressed both the evil and beauty of humanity -- a duality that he personally struggled with during his short and magnificent life. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Quintessential

Quintessential

December 2018

Quintessential features signature paintings by eighteen established and emerging urban contemporary painters.


Panoptic Beauty

Panoptic Beauty

November 2018

Panoptic Beauty showcases the ability of the three artists to scale their work from small drawings on paper to gigantic murals, all the while maintaining quality of line and use of color. Similarly, their unique styles present beautifully at any size. Amandalynn, Bunnie Reiss, and Ursula Young all began their art careers in San Francisco and have since exhibited and created murals all over the world.


Construct

Construct

September 2018

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.


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