I’m excited to kick off my birthday weekend with this fabulous show opening on Friday, January 18th at 7pm at Arc Gallery in San Francisco. This is a quick turnaround show featuring almost 100 works of art hung salon style. All of the art is priced at $199. Pick your piece & take it home!
Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping, enjoy meeting local artists & makers, and partake in complimentary holiday snacks & beverages.
- Arc Studio Artists: Amy Ahlstrom, Joshua Coffy, Su Evers, Scott Fin, Dianne Hoffman, J.L. King, Rachel Leibman, Priscilla Otani, Debra Cook Shapiro, Tracy Starr, Denise Tarantino, and Stephen C. Wagner
- Holiday Gift Market guest artists: Mark Dong, Lisa Knoop, Sasha Merritt, Doug Rhodes, Mike Sanchez, Cat Sommer, Kim Uno, Victoria Veedell, and Nikki Vismara
Arc studio artists will have their studios open to all and guest artists will be offering their wares downstairs in the main gallery & project gallery.
I am thrilled to be included in DZINE Gallery’s latest exhibition, “X Materia” on view in San Francisco through April 2019. My “Wunderkammer” installation is comprised of miscellaneous materials collected from around the world since 2001 that have been cast in epoxy resin. The collection includes rocks, pebbles, sand, dirt, glass, brick, concrete, dried animal bone, rusted WWII chain, screws, maps, and more. The title and aesthetic of this installation is inspired from the European Cabinets of Curiosities. Also known as ‘wonder rooms’, they were small collections of extraordinary objects which, like today’s museums, attempted to categorize and tell stories about the wonders and oddities of the natural world. Each piece has its own unique history. It is a continuation of my exploration of nontraditional self portraits.
In total, the collection represents 18 years, 15 countries, and 5 continents.
“X Materia features works of art in various media concerned with material and place. The show explores these themes through: the direct engagement of earth-bound materials such as carbon, wax, graphite and salt; an examination of the disparate meanings attributed to location and landscape: from the awe-inspiring natural world, to those urban in-between places often overlooked; an examination of the social dynamics of those who inhabit a place and the impersonal perspectives by drones and surveillance satellites; and the very building blocks and underlying mathematical equations that govern all things.
The title for this presentation, X Materia, takes its name from the Latin, “Creatio ex Materia”, or creation out of matter, or material; the premise being that existing material is transformed into something else – not unlike the process of artistic creation. This idea has been the subject of theosophical debate, and even in scientific inquiry (what came before the Big Bang?). The letter ‘X’ is unique in that it contains numerous contradictory definitions – the known and unknown – of location (“X marks the spot”) and as the unknown variable (in algebraic equations), and so much more. The “X” for the purpose of this exhibition represents how each artist, through works of art in various media, addresses the numerous and often contradictory issues associated with material and place.”
- Curator Philip Bewely
Open Studios 10/20 & 10/21
Please join me Saturday, October 20th & Sunday, October 21st from 11AM-6PM both days at Hunter's Point Shipyard (451 Galvez Avenue, San Francisco 94124) in Building 115 for our annual Open Studios. I will be showing some new large abstract paintings and also be debuting a new series of small mixed media work. A portion of sales will be donated to ArtSeed, a local nonprofit helping children in underserved communities learn through art.
There will be onsite food vendors, beer & wine garden, and kids activities. The event is family and dog friendly. There is no admittance fee and plenty of free parking.
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Thank you all for your support and hope to see you there!
Please join me on Wednesday, August 29th at DZINE Gallery in San Francisco (128 Utah Street) for an artist talk about my voicemail paintings, my recent series based on sound waves of saved voicemails, currently on view in the exhibition Cracking Nutshells. The event starts at 5:30PM and also feature talks by artists Lucky Rapp, Emilia Burchiellaro, & Ronald Chase.
Please join me Friday, May 4th from 6PM-9PM for the opening of Cracking Nutshells at DZINE Gallery, located at 128 Utah Street in San Francisco. I will be showing small abstract paintings on mirrors based on an ongoing series of saved voicemails.
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DZINE Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Cracking Nutshells, a group exhibition exploring themes of construction and deconstruction in various media. Curated by Philip Bewley, the exhibition features work by 32 San Francisco Bay Area artists, with a number of commissioned works created exclusively for the show, including large-scale installations and more intimate works. The works of art in Cracking Nutshells are concerned with form, geometry and information systems; the subversion of worlds turned upside-down; questioning where construction and deconstruction meet; and examining the process of creating art itself.
During the opening night reception, San Francisco’s award-winning Opera Parallèle will perform throughout the evening, inaugurating the company’s six-month residency at DZINE. Choreographer Amy Seiwert of the Sacramento Ballet will collaborate with Opera Parallèle to provide an accompanying dance to the musical performance. Pop-up dance performances by RAWdance will also take place throughout the gallery during the evening.
Exhibiting artists in Cracking Nutshells: Emilia Burchiellaro, Ronald Chase, Diane Tate DallasKidd, Paule Dubois Dupuis, Austin Forbord, Laura Hapka, Dana Harel, Jeanne Hauser, Howard Hersh, Scott Idleman, Gina Jacupke, Nina Katz, Sasinun Kladpetch, Barbara Bryn Klare, Yoko Kubrick, Sharon Kyle Kuhn, Ellen Markoff, Adia Millett, Leslie Morgan, Sherry Parker, Lauren Parks, Jenny Phillips, Carrie Ann Plank, Silvia Poloto, Lucky Rapp, Rachelle Reichert, Georgina Reskala, Kenneth Sloan, Gioi Tran, Nikki Vismara, Victoria Welling and Quinn Wharton.
I am thrilled to be included in Artspan's group exhibition at the StARTup Art Fair in San Francisco. The stARTup Art Fair is an independent art fair at the Hotel del Sol and runs concurrent with Art Market SF and If So, What?. There is complimentary shuttle between the two fairs. Click here to purchase tickets to the stARTup Art Fair
left: 'oh okay' - 10x10" (rose gold metal leaf, acrylic, and epoxy resin on panel) Available for purchase in Room 217 at the Startup Art Fair in San Francisco
If you are in Healdsburg, be sure to stop by the Healdsburg Center for The Arts. I have one painting (pictured below) in this nationally juried exhibition, Pure Abstract: Visions in Line, Form, and Color opening Saturday, April 28th 5-7pm at 130 Plaza Street in Healdsburg. Click here to preview the exhibition or purchase the catalog.
Please join me and over 100 other artists as we open our studio doors. I will be showing new work, and there will also be artist demos, food vendors, and beer/wine.
There is no charge for admission. Tons of free parking. Children and dogs welcome.
WHEN: Saturday 4/21 & Sunday 4/22. 11AM-6PM both days
WHERE: Hunters Point Shipyard Art Studios, 451 Galvez Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124
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Huge thank you to Annie Joly for the write up in the French expat magazine, Le Mag' francophone, about how I went from teaching in France to making bamboo bikes in San Francisco to painting full time.
Huge thank you to everyone that came to The Venice Kinney this past weekend for the stARTup Art Fair LA at The Kinney Hotel in Venice Beach. I had a lot of interest in people wanting to purchase a duvet cover with my painting on it, so I am looking into making that happen. The event was a lot of work but I had a great time. I still have several of the Cuba mirror paintings and gold leaf mirror paintings available for purchase, please email me for purchase.
Abstract art takeover! The "duvet cover" on the bed is an unstretched painting on canvas.
"To Be Determined" (22x60", 2018) pictured above toilet and "Trinidad" from Cuba mirror painting series (12x12, 2017) are still available
Duvet cover available in 2018! Please email for info
Entrance to Room 230 during stARTup Art Fair in Los Angeles, California
I am excited to announce that I have been selected to participate in the Los Angeles edition of the stARTup Art Fair at The Kinney Venice Beach Hotel. The stARTup Fair is a contemporary fair for independent artists. Its core mission is to connect the best emerging and under-recognized artists working today, with a public eager to discover and buy their art. Artists will take over the hotel and transform their rooms into mini galleries displaying their work. Rooms will be open to the public for viewing at the following days and times:
Friday, January 26th, 2PM–10PM
Saturday, January 27th, 12PM-9PM
Sunday, January 28th, 12PM-7PM
Holiday Open Studios at Hunter's Point Shipyard
December 3rd • 11AM-5PM • Building 101 • Studio #2113
Please join me and Carol Jessen on Sunday, December 3rd from 11AM-5PM in Building 101, Studio #2113 at Hunter's Point Shipyard for the Holiday Party & Art Show. Thanks to the generosity of Artist Carol Jessen for sharing her studio with me, this is the first year I am able to participate in the holiday open studios. I will have prints and small works available for purchase. Free admission and parking. Family and dog friendly.
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***Please note this event will NOT take place in my studio; I will be in the Building 101, Studio #2113
OPENING NIGHT PARTY • 6PM-9PM • 128 Utah Street • San Francisco
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DZINE Gallery, the San Francisco design destination, has announced the opening of its latest exhibition, Tracks and Echoes, on October 27, 2017. Curated by DZINE Gallery’s Philip Bewley, the show features work by 22 local San Francisco artists including commissioned pieces created exclusively for the event. Tracks and Echoes will be the sixth show hosted by DZINE Gallery as part of their ongoing series of gallery events in support of local artists.
During the Oct. 27 opening night reception, countertenor Matheus Court and pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi from San Francisco’s award-winning Opera Parallèle will perform throughout the evening, launching the company’s six-month residency at DZINE. To complete her residency from the previous show, choreographer Amy Seiwert of the Sacramento Ballet will collaborate with Opera Parallèle to provide an accompanying dance to the musical performance. The music will be expressed in the video art of Future Fires projected onto the walls above the performers for a truly multidimensional, multimedia experience.
For Tracks and Echoes, the artists explore visual, temporal, and spatial dimensions using line and repetition in works of fine art. An additional theme reflects the timing of the show from winter to spring and the moods of these seasons found in the poetry of classic Japanese haiku, where the words "tracks” and "echoes" could be “kigo” or seasonal words. In this tradition, winter is a subject of memory; of things stripped to their elements, and an expression of an exquisite, if spare, beauty. The show progresses from the quiet, yet intense beauty of winter, to more polychrome works that suggest the stirrings of spring and the eternal cycle of renewal.
Exhibiting artists in Tracks and Echoes include: Paule Dubois Dupuis, Austin Forbord, Diane Foug, Laura Hapka, Howard Hersh, Gina Jacupke, Barbara Bryn Klare, Adia Millett, Lian Ng, Melissa Parhm, Lauren Parks, Carrie Ann Plank, Lucky Rapp, Rachelle Reichert, Georgina Reskala, Kenneth Sloan, Tabitha Soren, Christopher Stark, Jessie Thatcher, Nikki Vismara, Victoria Welling and Jon Wessel.
The opening reception on Oct. 27 is from 6-9 PM and is free and open to the public. DZINE Gallery is located at 128 Utah Street in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.dzinegallery.com.
Please join me and over 200 other Shipyard Artists on Saturday, 10/14 & Sunday 10/15 from 11AM-6PM as we open our studio doors to the public. There will be food vendors on site, kids activities, and a wine/beer garden. The event is family and dog friendly. There is free onsite parking. I am in Building 115, Studio 7.
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You can use the address 451 Galvez Avenue, San Francisco California 94124 on Google Maps to get to the main entrance of the Shipyard.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
From DZINE Gallery: Join us for an evening conversation with a group of seven talented artists as they discuss their original works of fine art featured in the exhibition BURNING BRIGHT at DZINE Gallery. Emilia Burchiellaro, Renee DeCarlo, Jeanne Hauser, Gina Jacupke, Lucky Rapp, Nikki Vismara and Victoria Welling will share the methods and inspirations behind their works that include mixed media, ceramics, photography, works on paper and acrylic on canvas.
Our Artists in Conversation series strives to build community and open a dialogue between artists and with the public through curated talks in our gallery.
Curated by Philip Bewley, the BURNING BRIGHT exhibition is a result of recent conversations with local artists who are refocusing their practice in a time of political upheaval. The work produced for this show reflects their process of looking inward and expressing their own personal, spiritual and political voices. BURNING BRIGHT is on view at DZINE Gallery through October 2017.
Reception starts at 5:30 PM, followed by a discussion at 6 PM
Prosecco will be served
DZINE Gallery is located at 128 Utah Street in San Francisco
Here is a list of where I currently have work on display
Upcoming Exhibition: June 2017 - The Zen Center, San Francisco California. Solo exhibition at The Art Lounge in the The San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page Street San Francisco, CA.