ASG is pleased to announce Tom Bolles' up coming solo exhibition this March at the Andrea Schwartz Gallery has been featured in art ltd. magazine. Opening March 22 - April 28!
Influenced by the Op and Pop movements of the 60s, Bolles is drawn to the strong palettes of the era while maintaining minimal forms with an emphasis on color and light.
In his 2015 Catalogue Essay TOM BOLLES: Stripes, curator DeWitt Cheng remarks "Jackson Pollock, who wrote in the late 1940s, '…Modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements... the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture…. It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.' Bolles remembers discovering in New York, 'It’s the final product that counts.' Having successfully shed his Bay Area predilection for bohemian expressive messiness, Bolles makes works that are state-of-the-art new in technique, but endowed with the pictorial authority of abstraction’s Old Masters."
Suhas Bhujbal, Yoga, oil on canvas - 48 x 68 inches
ASG's Suhas Bhujbal will be presenting his figurative and architectural artwork of the everyday in Abstracts from Life at the New Museum Los Gatos from March 24, 2017 - September 10, 2017. Suhas has been painting architecture and cityscapes for almost 10 years. A few years ago, he began to add figurative work into his collection. His interest in figurative work developed as he began to travel more.
Traveling exposed me to new cultures, like Central America, where I observed working class families whose lives inspired me and I wanted to capture these moments on canvas. My process evolves with each painting differently but in the end it is all about the act of painting regardless of the subject matter. The only rule I follow is to remind myself that I'm painting a painting and not an exact replica of something seen in life.
Heroes & Hearts
We are very proud of gallery artists, Tom Bolles & John Bonick, who were selected for this year's annual Heroes & Hearts project, benefiting the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. Their thoughtful heart sculptures, as well as, Patrick Dintino's 2014 contribution, were acknowledged in this month's Nob Hill Gazette! Congrats to all for a good cause!