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Common Ground


Aaron Zube is continually inspired by the unique geography of San Francisco; the hills, distinctive architecture, and the way that the ever changing light plays out over the urban landscape. The slow process of painting allows him to extend time within fleeting moments in order to explore the subtle power of light, color, and form, evoking memory, emotion, and ultimately creating a deeper sense of connection to his surroundings. Aaron strives to imbue his paintings with the beauty inherent in familiar scenes but often missed or overlooked in the course of busy daily life.

Aaron’s early teacher & mentor was the California landscape painter Peter Loftus. He studied drawing, painting, and sculpture at UCLA where he earned BA. He continued his study of drawing & painting over subsequent years through various workshops and most recently at Sadie Valeri Atelier in San Francisco. He’s participated in several shows, at Inclusions Gallery over the past 7 years & completed a number of commissions. He hold a masters degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Derek Lynch creates urban-based idealized landscapes, in dreamlike circumstances. His work merges the use of digital photography, painting, and architectural forms that focus primarily on San Francisco neighborhoods. The scenes depicted are familiar but slightly skewed by ambiguous relationships and unsettling juxtapositions of geographic locations. The outcome can be whimsical yet offers a serious sociopolitical commentary on the changes to our urban landscape.

Derek was born in Englewood, NJ and currently lives and works in San Francisco. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in the early 80’s. He was mentored by artists Frank Owen, John Seery, Francesco Clemente, and Sandro Chia. His work has been featured throughout the Bay Area in prestigious solo and group exhibitions. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards.

Earlier Event: August 18
Oceans Deep
Later Event: November 17
Retrospective 11