Carol Lefkowitz, Toru Sugita, Juan Miguel Santiago

Saturday, January 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m.

Artists Gallery at Fort Mason

Carol Lefkowitz employs a palette of greens, blues, browns, and an echo of yellow to create graphic patterns that convey rhythm and stillness. By modulating the levels of paint transparency and opacity, and manipulating the tonal values, Lefkowitz offers the audience what she terms, "image-less space."

In this show, artist Toru Sugita presents black-and-white etchings of architectural elements such as bridges, buildings, and utility poles as well as a series of color wood-block prints of landscapes. His prints use a range of grayscale values to reproduce visual information such as distance and proximity, light and shadow, and the relationship of objects to each other. These pictorial elements allow Sugita to explore the physicality of three dimensional space. Originally from Japan, now lives in the Bay Area.

Juan Miguel Santiago is an artist who creates works that explore notions of memory and place. For this exhibition, Santiago will present a series of ceramic sculptures entitled, Place of Origin. These geometric forms placed in a linear organization present the viewer with both a façade and an interior. Santiago exploits the ability of sculpture to present visual information in the round as well as in relief in order to communicate the complexity of experience.

Image: Carol Lefkowitz, Untitled #178, 2012; photo: courtesy the artist