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.
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"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."
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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.]
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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.
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Robin Kandel will participate with artists nif hodgson, Linda Simmel, and Noah Wilson in Scene/Unseen which aims to understand concepts such as vastness, memory, and incompleteness through use of traditional landscapes.
The show opens June 5, 2016 with a reception and panel discussion of the artists' works at 2:30pm.
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The Post-Internet era is made up of many different parts, and although they exist independently, they are also connected to each other. As the world is getting older, we are surrounded by much more than what we used to perceive years or decades earlier. We are constantly informed by new things, meaning that we can use them directly, but we are also able to relate them to our previous knowledge and to make new relations between the old and the new, the new and the new-er. This implicit principle could be a guideline to the art of Peter Combe, the new guest of our interview section.
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Piero Spadaro is the latest addition to Andrea Schwartz Gallery's roster of represented artists.
A San Francisco native, Spadaro received his BA with high honors in General Fine Arts with a minor in Art History from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. He makes use of a variety of media to create textured works evoking the color field tradition as well as a more modern, provocative style.
Spadaro currently lives and works in San Francisco where he owns and manages Hang Art, a contemporary fine arts gallery specializing in emerging artists.
Although Spadaro has participated in a few group shows, his first solo exhibition with Andrea Schwartz Gallery will be in February 2017!
His Artist Statement, CV, and Portfolio may all be found under his personal artist pages.
Alongside artists David Ligare, Odd Nerdrum, Astrid Preston, Julie Heffernan, Holly Lane, Brad Kunkle, Agostino Arrivabene, Kim Keever, Jason Yarmosky, Maria Kreyn, Robin F. Williams, Aron Wiesenfeld, Gillian Pederson Krag, Sandow Birk, and Stephanie Peek, Seamus Conley will explore the idea of Arcadia, a timeless myth, through the lens of contemporary art.
The exhibition opens June 2, 2016 and will run until October 2, 2016.
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We go through our lives...bombarded [by]... internal and external forces. Often, our personal stimuli—memories, inspiration, longing, lust—seem to come from somewhere outside ourselves, outside our control," writes San Anselmo painter Jeffrey Palladini. This postmodern concept of human limitations is useful, but only to a point: Sir Kenneth Clark in his Civilisation series stated that artists need a base level of confidence in society. Palladini has found a way out of the despair born of helplessness. Quoting Faulkner's "the past is not even past," Palladini hypothesizes time to be as fluid a medium as the watery beings it supports: "Perhaps moments are not linear and sequential, but looping, repeating, simultaneous." He considers time as relative, and "time's steady march" as possibly just another sociocultural myth.
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John Bonick, along with his wife, Dona Bonick, and their two sons, Dylan and Max, participated in a family exhibition titled, "Generate".
The exhibit opened February 28, 2016 with a reception at the Robert Mondavi Winery's Vineyard Room.
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