The entrance into the China Brotsky gallery was bathed in a soft diffused twilight looking more like tropical Havana than coastal San Francisco. Looking out of the large period windows, past the ferns and palm leafy gardens, the sun began to set through the marine layer engulfing the Golden Gate Bridge.
China Brotsky herself graced the show and her enthusiasm for the artwork and artists was infectious. Pictured above she is describing my coral reef degradation paintings to a curious onlooker.
Two walls featuring the paintings of Martin Webb on the left and mine on the right. Martin's paintings reveal landscapes in a nocturnal setting and the interaction between man and wild nature. He makes his own paints which gives his surfaces a unique earthy quality. My ink paintings are 100% painted, I only say that as some thought there was a photographic process involved. They are chronologically hung left to right illustrating the transition from a healthy coral reef state toward a damaged reef state due to climate change impact.
Diana's work come out of a residency in Iceland observing the melting Glaciers. Bob's come from repetitive motifs from his years of interacting with nature both in reality and virtually.
It is up for 3 months!
Now through January 24th, 2015.
Many thanks to Bruce DiMartini and Martin Webb for organizing this show and bring these four artists and their visions together. I appreciated the opportunity greatly.