This online presentation offers a selection of the artists currently featured in our inventory. To learn more about what's new in the gallery, please visit us at Fort Mason, call 415.441.4777, or email email@example.com.
Watts is interested in the narrative that comes from observations of the cultural landscape and the inhabitants of that landscape. He is drawn to evidence of time, experience, belief, and display as found on façades and in body language and expression. The work for this exhibit comes from New Orleans and Harlem, two communities that have a strong connection to the past and a vivid cultural and racial history.
Through the medium of transparent watercolor, Shoemaker's work explores everyday and mundane objects and places in the built and natural environment, tightly editing the composition to evoke the power and clarity of simplicity. Walls, shadows, edges, buildings, landscapes, and flat surfaces, together with strong sunlight, all compel him to create meaningful images where the ordinary becomes complex, poetic, and memorable.
Distilling the essence of shape and line, Ogata's work straddles East and West by embracing the Zen tenet of painting as a form of meditation and the abstract expressionist notion that art is best when exuberantly expressive of the individual.
Peek's central subject is nature, from gardens as refuge, camouflage patterns, and the complex compilations of color fragments seen in leaves. Peek analyzes the subtle shifts of hues, shadows, and reflections in the leaves and in the grounds. "In the soft, silvery light of these paintings there is a stillness," she notes. "The paintings can be seen as a site of meditation or refuge."
Torlakson notes: "The realism in my work is oriented toward the sensuous consumption and reinterpretation of the world I see. I am not interested in how closely I can mimic physical images in paint, but rather in how I can change and distort them to suit my personal aesthetic. When I paint an image, I break it down in my mind and put it back together in the second dimension as if it were a puzzle. The pieces of the puzzle are the compositional elements of shape, texture, light, value, hue, line, etc. If the elements are assembled harmoniously, the painting will function well as both an abstract composition and a realistic image."
Dixon approaches the ever-changing California landscape with a self-described "creamy, all-encompassing light". His realistic compositions express the timelessness of nature, while also often capturing a human presence in the distance. The artist paints from photos as well as memory, creating a scene that can be a mix of reality and imagined space.
Phill believes the most complex emotions can be evoked from the simplest of forms, merging and emerging, interlocking and dividing. "The gestures, marks and scribbles found throughout my paintings are remnants of a process and journey," the artist notes. The paintings evolve over the course of many layers, obliterating and revealing past histories of thought and action. The ambiguity created by composing and dissolving of form creates a tension between abstraction, figuration, and the illusion of space. Through pouring, dripping, scraping and smearing he works to achieve images that are organic, spontaneous, and evolving.
Frohsin creates paintings, drawings, monoprints, and mixed media works. Her subjects include the female figure, landscapes, and cityscapes, as well as objects and series that attract her attention and are most often autobiographical in nature.
Westerhout ventures into abandoned and deteriorating spaces to explore striking relationships between light and color, attempting to capture and consequently preserve a part of history in structures that reflect but lack human presence.
Sudduth's paintings investigate what's missing as well as what is there, looking for ways that painting can describe the kaleidoscopic world we live in. Her canvases present multiple changing and often opposing viewpoints at the same time in order to open up the dialogue.
These are just a few of the local artists we represent. Visit the gallery to learn more about our current inventory, which also features works by:
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