Filtering by: Past Exhibit

to Jul 14

Derek Lynch- The Greening

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After taking a cross country trip, Derek Lynch moved from NYC to San Francisco in 1996. He was immediately inspired and deeply drawn to the geography of the Bay Area. In the late 90s he began experimenting by incorporating plant matter into his work. He developed a unique process combining foliage, many layers of acrylic medium, with drawing and surface scratching. The subject matter and technique were the basis of his work for well over a decade. 

Witnessing the housing-mortgage crisis of 2008 and the advent of digital photography, his vision and sociopolitical outlook influenced a new body of work. The subject matter shifted towards urban-based idealize landscapes. He began merging the use of digital photography, painting, screenprinting and the use of architectural forms, focusing primarily on different San Francisco neighborhoods. 

In the spring of 2017, after having a highly successful solo exhibition of his urban based landscapes, Derek was invited to show his previous botanical work in a second solo exhibit aptly entitled, Botanicals Rediscovered. The response was favorable and his inspiration for the subject and its process were reignited. 

The current series of large scale botanical works, on canvas, are reflections of foliage from select parks around San Francisco.  

Derek James Lynch 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.

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Sum of the Parts
to Apr 14

Sum of the Parts

Sum of the Parts features 5 Bay Area artists working in collage & assemblage. Each approaches the genre with a unique perspective, inspiring a collection of work ranging from two-dimensional compositions to three-dimensional sculptures. Each piece is thoughtfully composed of cultivated antique & vintage papers, found objects, and other collectibles. The resulting works are curious, thoughtful, and meticulously rendered showing the breadth of contemporary collage & assemblage.

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Systems & Surfaces
to Feb 24

Systems & Surfaces

In our first exhibit of the new year, we are very pleased to present the work of esteemed San Francisco printmakers, Carrie Ann Plank and Ellen Markoff. Both artists credit the influence of the natural world in their work, pushing the boundaries of printmaking; using traditional and experimental techniques. There is a strong but pleasing contrast in the works created, making for an interesting dialogue between the two.

Carrie Ann Plank focuses on visual portrayals of information systems. She works with many layers of data visualization from charting to mathematical equations, to scientific principles. She combines emergent technologies, such as CNC routers and laser cutters, with traditional hand carving and mixed by eye applied inks.

Ellen Markoff works primarily in Monotype, creating unique one of a kind, hand pulled prints. Evocative of the natural world and the forces that shape it, her process of applying various media directly to the plate yields visceral imagery that is spontaneous, layered, transparent and textural.

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Retrospective 11
to Jan 13

Retrospective 11

Join us for our annual year end retrospective exhibition. This year marks our 11th year serving the local artist & maker communities. The gallery is brimming with fine, visual art & handmade jewelry by over 40 bay area artists (and a few beyond). Come raise a glass & celebrate with us on December 6th.

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