Revealing the richness of the Bay Area arts scene, the 2004 SECA Art Award exhibition presents new and recent works by four artists of exceptional promise. Rosana Castrillo Díaz’s 30-foot “drawing” made entirely of loops of cellophane tape spans the gallery wall like a delicate veil. Simon Evans looks at the idiosyncrasies of everyday life through intricate charts and diagrams whose intimacy evokes the voyeurism of encountering a found diary. Shaun O’Dell’s figurative images consider our relationship to nature and the resonance of various American myths within contemporary culture. And Josephine Taylor’s exquisite ink-and-gouache drawings address the psychological residue of childhood. While each artist takes drawing in an independent direction, their combined output illustrates a directness of approach and a modesty of means prevalent in art production right now.
2004 SECA Art Award: Rosana Castrillo Díaz, Simon Evans, Shaun O’Dell, Josephine Taylor is funded by SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art), an auxiliary of SFMOMA.