Monday, April 30, 2012

New Work in New York Show

If you happen to be in Manhattan in the next couple of weeks....

Pier Posts with Flowers. 35" x 36". Mixed media and oil on wood panel.

I have once again been exploring the pier buildings around San Francisco. For this show I have shifted my gaze downwards to the structures which hold them over the water. The decaying wooden posts, with their stains and salt lines acquired from years of being exposed to the tides and the elements, suggest a beautiful yet worrying frailty. It is only when we peer deeper into the shadows beneath the piers that we are reassured by the concrete sub-structure which is now holding these buildings up. The stark repetition of the posts against areas of dense shadow is softened by the water passing between and outwards, offering reflections and hints of color from the unseen structure above.   

Monday, April 23, 2012

A View From The Roof

NY Rooftop.  60" x 48".
Mixed media and oil on wood panel.

The last time I visited New York I stayed at the appartment of a friend who lives within a stone's throw of the Lincoln Center. I spent some time on the roof of her building one morning as the sun was coming up over Central Park. The shadows on the rooftops below me were long and distorted. This painting, recently completed, will be featured in a two-person show opening on May 3rd in, appropriately, New York. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Chain Reaction Opening Reception

The opening reception for the Chain Reaction show at the de Saisset Museum (Santa clara University), in which I have three pieces, is on Thursday evening, April 12th.

Schedule of Events:
6 p.m. Panel Discussion
Off the Beaten Path: Three Perspectives on Mountain Biking, a conversation about the growth of mountain biking in the Bay Area with Joe Breeze, bicycle advocate and original Marin County rider; Joe Graney, engineer at Santa Cruz Bicycles; and Andrew Taylor, professional mountain biker.

7 p.m. Reception featuring Akira Tana Trio
Join the party at 7 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the spring exhibits and enjoy the jazz sounds of Akira Tana Trio.

See you there!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Open Studio - April 14th & 15th

Two great opportunities rolled into one:
1 - come and see my new space;
2 - get a preview of the pieces I have been working on for the past few months before they get shipped to New York.

Check out some of the work at:

Monday, April 2, 2012

Pier Sketch

Pier 38. Graphite and watercolor on paper. 2000
I was going through my old sketchbooks yesterday and found this sketch of Pier 38 in San Francisco. This must have been the beginning of my love affair with the San Francisco piers.