Both Tom Bolles and John Bonick have been selected to participate in the Hearts of San Francisco Project for 2017!
The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004. Under the leadership of Nancy Bechtle and Ellen Magin Newman, 131 beautiful and inspired heart sculptures were created by local Bay Area artists. For three months, these hearts were placed on display throughout San Francisco for the public to enjoy, before being auctioned.
More information about the project and the Heroes and Hearts Event may be found on the San Francisco General Hospital website.
"Patrick Dintino has mastered the art of seamlessly transitioning from color to color in his abstract blends. His oil paintings have a soothing meditative quality about them, allowing viewers to focus on nothing and everything simultaneously as they immerse themselves in the comforting continuities of his compositions. To lighten things up a bit, he also shows he can achieve similar effects with fishing lures and discarded lottery tickets."
Formally called Kipaipai: Professional Development Workshop, the workshop was hosted by the Donkey Mill Art Center and took place from July 18 through 22, 2016.
Andrea Schwartz participated with industry professionals from Los Angeles to New York to bring their collective experience together for a special week long workshop with 12 artists from both the mainland and the Hawaiian Islands.
"The patriotic title notwithstanding, Peter Combe’s "Stars and Stripes" is less about the impending Independence Day holiday, or the sci-fi-film sequel, than the mysteries of appearance and representation. So what better subjects than the film stars of the 1960s and the Op Art and hard-edge abstraction of the same period? If this sounds like yet another postmodern-PC critique of celebrity culture and formalism, the tools of devilish global capitalism, be advised: they’re delightful and ingenious contrivances that call into question the nature of vision as well: they’re art-as-philosophy, without tears.
The full article is continued on the Visual Art Source website.
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Mathematical in conception and mystical in effect, Peter Combe’s artwork consists of paint swatches punched into circles and assembled into pictures distinguished by subtle, and sometimes spectacular, hue-shifting illusion.
The full article is available on the SF Examiner website.
"Originally from Canada, Peter Combe is now an American citizen. He tells me that when he initially reflected on who Americans revere the most, the answer to him was clear--Hollywood movie stars. These golden-age-of-film portraits are an ode to that. For those of you keeping score at home, they're made entirely from small paper circles of color hand-punched from paint swatch samples. Worth seeing."
Peter Combe: The San Francisco artist — who uses hand-punched paint swatches in creating portraits of celebrities and abstracts –opens his solo show “Stars & Stripes” with a reception. [5:30 p.m., Andrea Schwartz Gallery, 545 Fourth St., S.F.]
This event and more may be found on the SF Examiner website.
The definition may sound simple, but the world of artist books can be a bewildering place. From the familiar pairing of images and text, to sculptures created out of paper and complicated bindings that create a performance each time the book is opened, nearly anything can be called an artist book if there is intention and consideration. This series showcases artists from different realms of the art world exploring the structure and meaning of the book.
The full article is continued on the Don't Take Pictures website.