Hayes Valley Art Works presents “Plein Air Travels”, paintings by Lucia Gonnella,
- Opening Sat. 4/6, 3-6 p.m.
- Plein air watercolor workshop with the artist Sat. April 20, 1-3 p.m.
- Artist will also be at the gallery Sat. April 13, 1-4 p.m.
Hayes Valley Art Works is pleased to present “Plein Air Travels,” an exhibition of paintings by Lucia Gonnella. Lucia is a San Francisco based Plein Air artist; all her paintings are done “alla prima”, started and completed outdoors. Her work aims to seize a moment of life on a canvas using acrylics, watercolors, black ink and oils in a vibrating and spontaneous sketching.
Born in Bari, Italy, Lucia showed an early passion for painting and drawing. She studied design, composition and figure art at the Academy of Brera in Milan and pottery at Cova School in Milan, and studied painting at the studio of Sergio Albano in Turin. She took part in the exhibitions of the Perrone Group, a group created by Mr. Albano, and in the exhibitions of the Brera Group in Milan and Isola Comacina at Lake Cuomo.
Lucia exhibits frequently at Live Worms Gallery in North Beach, and is a member of City Art Gallery. Lucia has traveled extensively in Europe, Nepal, and the United States, and taught French and Italian in Belgium for six years. She splits her time between San Francisco and Italy, two places and cultures that equally nuture her artist soul.
Exhibition runs April 5 – 28, 2019. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, 11 am-4 pm.
Image: View of Coit Tower from Filbert Street. Watercolor and Ink
Hayes Valley Art Works presents
Duncan Dobson: Hall of Mirrors
Exhibition runs March 1-April 1
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2, 5-9pm with Free beer! and other creations by the artist
Duncan Dobson was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and grew up on the San Francisco peninsula. He is an artist, writer, and an entrepreneur in the food industry.
A painter since the late 1990s, Dobson takes inspiration from the traditions of Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko. His work in “Hall of Mirrors” reflects his interest in recontextualizing tradition and imagery and cultural figures through a kaleidoscopic lens of color and juxtaposition.
Dobson will also be featuring several books he has written and illustrated as part of the exhibition. Some examples of his books at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/ddobson
Additional artwork can be seen at https://www.numsf.com/gallery
Hayes Valley Art Works presents
IMAGINE: Asian inspired artwork celebrating the Lunar New Year
Exhibition runs February 1 – 28, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 3, 1-4 pm
The exhibition features the work of six Bay Area artists: Eric Broers, Katherine Chen, Tisha Kenny, Alice Koswara, Sophia Lee and Earl Speas.
Eric Broers, originally from Chicago, has been in San Francisco for the past decade. He works with sumi, gouache, brush and paper. Painter, ceramicist and flower arranger Katherine Chen was born in Taiwan and grew up in a traditional Chinese family, where she was exposed to the Chinese arts in daily life. Tisha Kenny studied Chinese brush painting and ikebana for 32 years, and her work focuses on floral and scenic depictions. Alice Koswara’s work draws inspiration from her collections of vintage ephemera and old movies; she works with watercolor, ink and acyrlilc. Sophia Lee’s painting features intuitive calligraphy, capturing the movement of flowers through the brush strokes. Curating the show is Earl Speas, who uses traditional materials – ink and brush on rice paper – to capture movement and life, making the brush dance and the ink sing.
IMAGINE will run February 1 – February 28, 2019. It is open to the public starting Friday, February 1st. An artist’s reception will be held Sunday, February 3 from 1-4pm. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am-4pm and by appointment. For additional information, please visit our website hayesvalleyartworks.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org