Katy Kuhn & Sharon Paster
Opening Reception with artist’s talk
Friday, March 10, at 6 pm
Engaged, 1. To be involved in the world. 2. To be in gear; to interlock and interact. 3. Pledged; promised esp. in marriage.
Satterfield combines elements of abstraction with Impressionist concepts. Following the styles of Nicolas De Steal, Paul Cezanne, Joan Mitchell, and Oliver Jackson yet he remains mindful of cultivating his own sensibility.
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Roland Petersen is a Bay Area painter whose paintings are masterful syntheses of gestural abstract expressionism, painterly realism, and advanced color theory. His work integrates still life, figures, and landscape into complex, architectonic compositions that are beautiful and enigmatic, but still retain a strong sense of place, in this case the fields and farms of California’s Central Valley.
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Mirang Wonne’s paintings and screens are at once comforting in their organic warmth and intriguing in their otherworldliness. Her blending of high tech materials with traditional art practices–flame on stainless steel mesh layered with paint, gold leaf and charcoal on paper–creates images which are unpredictably subtle and intimate.
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NOW looks forward to new directions in art work and features four contemporary artists who are exploring new ways to express their visions in the 21st century, Gavin Benjamin, Albert Delamour, Lawrence Morrell and Pezhman.
Featuring the artwork of Linda Christensen, Melinda Cootsona and William Rushton, three artists who are inspired by the Bay Area Figurative School artists of the mid 20th century such as Richard Diebenkorn and David Park. These artists are all noted for their departure from pure abstract expressionism to return to figuration.
Featuring the artwork of Dominique Caron, Katy Kuhn, Martine Jardel and Ursula O’Farrell. These artists follow the early Abstract Expressionists who flourished from the 1940’s to 1960’s and were noted for their large-scale, non representational works by artists such as Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollack and Mark Rothko.
Featuring Dominique Caron, Ken Christensen, John Karl Claes. The influence of the French Impressionists began to reach California by the early 1890s through the travels of East Coast artists and visits of California painters to art schools in Europe and especially visits to the artist colony which was growing around Monet’s Giverny. Early California painters found the Impressionist techniques of plein air painting, bright palette perfectly suited for the bright light and natural beauty of California.