Friday, August 20, 2010

Reception and Open Studio, Friday August 27

On Friday August 27th a new show, titled FourSquared, will open in Arc Gallery, located at 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco  (details about the show and directions are at the end of this post ). Although I am not in the show my studio, upstairs from the Gallery, will be open during the reception, from 7pm to 10pm on the 27th.  In my studio you will be able to see the first pieces in my new series of mixed media paintings and sculptures.  The series is titled  Seen and Unseen and will eventually encompass 10 works. The triptych below is "Dites-Moi", one of the series in progress. I hope to have the first 5 of these finished for Open Studios in October.

 To acknowledge the theme of FourSquared, in which 16 artists were asked by the curators to create a coherent series of 16 compact works, I have completed a suite of small pieces called 16 Recollections of Places I Will Probably Never go to Again.  The pieces in 16 Recollections are cast paper tiles (linen, abaca, cotton and plant fibers), mounted on 6"x8" canvas board, with silkscreened, lithographed, stenciled, drawn and transferred images, polaroid transfers and emulsion lifts, wax and metallic pigment.  The series is on display just outside my studio door.  Below are "Ubud" and "Penang".


Opening reception for the artists:  Friday, August 27th, 7 – 10 pm

Exhibition dates:  August 27 – September 18

Gallery hours:  Saturdays 10am – 3pm;  and by appointment

ARC Gallery is located at1246 Folsom St. in San Francisco, between 8th and 9th streets, South of Market.  The Civic Center Bart station is 3 blocks away at 8th and Market.

“FourSquared”, co-curators, Matthew Frederick & Michael Yochum, invited 16 local San Francisco/ Bay Area  to create 16 small works each.  “FourSquared” will showcase all 16 series – a total of 196 works. “FourSquared” artists include: Brett Amory, Blair Bradshaw, Mitchell Confer, Sidnea D’Amico, Rebecca Fox, Ivy Jacobsen, Denise Laws, Michael McConnell, Brian McDonald, Molly Meng, Silvia Poloto, Kristina Quinones, Fernando Reyes, Monika Steiner, Marcia Stuermer and Sandra Yagi.

See for more information about the show.

Tanya Wilkinson

Tanya Wilkinson