|Adam McCauley, Mermade, 2013; photo courtesy of the artist|
April 30, 2013
April 22, 2013
|Lisa Levine, Swim 3, 2010|
March 25, 2013
Doug Shoemaker, Sunlit Balcony, 2011; photo: courtesy of Mark Brady|
|Doug Shoemaker in his studio; photos: courtesy of Christopher Stark|
Is your work autobiographical?
Autobiographical perhaps only in the sense that, trained as an architect, my viewpoint is often focused on the built environment or manmade objects in that place. Architecture is all around us and we engage with it every day in some form or action. We often take for granted ordinary and mundane pieces of architecture, such as edges, rooflines, fire-escapes and openings. But when these same elements are re-focused and tightly defined, and often bathed in rich sunlight and shadow, I think they take on an artful and richly expressed composition.
Doug Shoemaker, Maui Shadows, 2008; photo: courtesy of
Shoemaker, Oasis III, 2008; photo: courtesy of Mark Brady|
March 19, 2013
March 16, 2013
February 26, 2013
Gustavo Ramos Rivera, Light in the Time of Darkness #4, 2006; photo: courtesy of the artist
February 11, 2013
|Jo Ann Biagini|
|Jo Ann Biagini, Seedlings, 2011|
|Jo Ann Biagini, World of Bird, 2011 |
January 26, 2013
|Federico Fellini, La Dolce Vita, 1960|
|Sheldon Greenberg, Dissolve Painting #10 (Spring in your Step), 2009|
|Adrienne Defendi, Floating Frond, 2009|
|Amanda Boe, Late in the Day, 2010|
Fellini introduces the profane and morally wasted lifestyle of the new Rome by utilizing the symbolism of Christ, his arms outstretched as if blessing Rome while he flies overhead. This way of life, originated in the economic miracle of the late ’50s and influenced by the emerging mass-consumer lifestyle, also appears in the artwork of Carol Aust, Kirk Crippens, and Stephen Courtney.
|Kirk Crippens, Unmade, 2010|
|Carol Aust, Spotlight #2, 2010|
|Sack Dress from La Dolce Vita, 1960|
|Marilynne Morshead, Serenity, 2009|
In La Dolce Vita, Fellini changes the tone according to the subject, ranging from Expressionist to pure neorealism. Through his camera, Fellini creates a sort of diaphragm around each object, thus making the object’s relationship to the world somewhat abstract, irrational, and magical, much like the work of Margaret Chavigny and Pauletta Chanco.
|Margaret Chavigny, Under the Skin, 2009|
|Pauletta Chanco, Into the Deepness of Dark Emotions, 2008|
by Gaia Toscano
January 22, 2013
Five Ton Crane (5TC) is a group of “artists, geeks, and inventors” from the San Francisco Bay Area. As they describe their own work: “5TC does the heavy lifting that the individual artist couldn’t do on his own; by pooling resources, interests, and talent to create opportunities for bigger, better and bolder Art.
January 7, 2013
Featuring stimulating conversation, wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a guided tour of SFMOMA Artists Gallery.
|Photos from left to right: SFMOMA Artists Gallery; ArtSpan Outreach Committee members; SFMOMA Artists Gallery sign, photo credit: Chris Smith|
This video chronicles the journey of two artists, Anthony Holdsworth and Beryl Landau who painted from Sicily to Normandy over a three month period. With a principal focus on Italy. The places, the people and some of their paintings are woven together with a soundtrack provided by musician and clown Luz Gaxiola, just returned from her own month long trip to an international accordion festival in Italy.
The video reflects an appreciation of Italian culture and will reward a second viewing. Images are generally in chronological order.
Pour yourself a glass of wine, turn out the lights and take a leisurely tour (full screen) of Italy.
December 11, 2012
|Sheldon Greenberg, Yellow Brick Road with Chandelier & Landscapes, 2011|
|Doug Shoemaker, Oasis 1, 2008|
|Sandra Russell, Pagan Poetry, 2012|
|Tom Bolles, Soldier, 2011|
|Robert Reed, Gloomy Sunday, 2011|
|Jenn Shifflet, Sky Dream Reverie, 2010|
December 1, 2012
October 19, 2012
James Bond turns 50 this year. As this icon of espionage turns the corner on midlife we thought we would parade out works in the Gallery that capture his midcentury style and British panache.
|Silvia Poloto, Release, 2011|
|Stephen Courtney, Push-Ups, China, 2006|
|Sheldon Greenberg, A Morning to Remember, 2009|
|Mazie Gilbert, Swimmer, 2008|