Donated by Andrea Schwartz Gallery
Vintage metal measuring tapes and nails on panel
48″ x 21″
Signature: on the back
Retail Value: $7,500
Minimum Bid: $2,500
Materials are often the driving force and inspiration behind Tim Yankosky’s works of art. Tim has always been drawn to the functional wear and patina of vintage and found objects. Recently, vintage measuring tapes and their cases have captured his attention and he enjoys the challenge of repurposing these old objects for a journey in which they were never intended for. When repurposing the measuring tapes within these works, Tim often deals with themes of judgment and what it means to be “measured” by others. Tim creates a new environment for these objects to “live on” in contemporary works of art.
Donated by Jack Fischer Gallery
Mixed Media on paper with graphite and oil
15″ x 12″
Retail Value: $1,200
Minimum Bid: $400
Heather Wilcoxon believes one should:
“always challenge yourself
don’t be afraid of change
nothing comes easy
it’s the work that matters.”
West Berkeley-Virginia St.
Oil on canvas
27″ x 36″
Signature: on the back
Retail Value: $4,000
Minimum Bid: $1,350
Ryan Reynolds received an MFA in art practice from the University of California at Berkeley in 2003. Before that, he studied at University of California, Santa Cruz. His paintings document places he has an established relationship with. This painting was made along the industrial shore and suburban sprawl of the east bay, where tidal waters merge with the ordinary anonymous periphery of perpetual land development. Each of his paintings documents a specific place and time as he remembers them. Ryan chooses to paint the places along the periphery of public spaces—footpaths, freeways, parks, or street corners. He makes paintings that capture the process of the visual experience. This includes the immediacy of seeing and also the changes that occur to our collective impressions over the years.
Through the process of observation and recording, Ryan focuses on the elements of time, space, and light as seen in a changing shadow, a ship unloading cargo, a moving person, or a sky set against the more permanent objects of the built and natural environment.
Ink & collage
12″ x 12″
Retail Value: $1,000
Minimum Bid: $350
Abstract painter Gustavo Ramos Rivera was born in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico in 1940 and moved to San Francisco in 1976. Both the Mexican and Californian landscape, light, and artistic tradition have influenced his artistic style. Bright primary colors, reds and yellows, saturate his images and pay homage to his Mexican culture and Latin American art history. In addition, the warm palette and spontaneous brushwork references the work of the California Bay Area Figurative movement and artists such as Richard Diebenkorn and Manuel Neri. His work is intense in its emotional content, personal symbology, and vibrant color palette. In 2006, Gustavo Ramos Rivera was featured in a solo retrospective at the San Jose Museum of Art which later traveled to other venues in California and Mexico.
Donated by the Artist and Weston Gallery
Canaletto San Francisco
Archival pigment print
20″ x 28″
Signature: bottom right in the border
Curatorial information: on verso
Retail Value: $2,900
Minimum Bid: $950
Born in 1950, Ira Elliot Kahn was introduced to photography as a seven year old boy while living in Cambodia. His work was first exhibited in 1967. Kahn studied studio art and filmmaking at Stanford University, receiving his degree with distinction in 1972. Today, his work is found in distinguished public and private collections.
Intimacy and form are the cornerstones of Kahn’s photography. He works with conditions and subjects that reflect a special nature of their own. He renders them in a way that builds upon essential though often hidden and obscure characteristics. Kahn’s photographs are at once true to their subjects yet highly interpretive.
“The union of mystery and vitality in the art of so many ancient and tribal cultures is a fundamental influence in my work.”
Like ceremonial masks that reveal more than they conceal, Kahn’s photographs are conduits through which otherwise unknown qualities are expressed.
Donated by Spoke Art Gallery
Before Mankind Could Ollie #23
Found vintage skateboard from the 1950s
23.5″ x 5″
Retail Value: $500
Minimum Bid: $175
Oakland, CA-based street artist GATS (Graffiti Against the System) is an international graffiti legend, creating outdoor art in places that reach as far as Palestine, the Philippines, and Rome. For GATS, graffiti is the most direct way to speak to people. By making the streets a conversation, city dwellers are given a political voice and the ability to reclaim space within their own urban environment. GATS is predominately known for the iconic mask that appears in his work. This face of GATS can often be spotted peering out from an alleyway or stretched across a rooftop, greeting passersby with its all-seeing gaze. Representing a sense of duality, GATS’s iconic totem has been filled with intricate insignia over the years, speaking to the artist’s personal reflections. This specific piece has been created on a found vintage skateboard from the 1950s and uses the artist’s signature iconography.
GATS is represented by Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco.
GATS art in San Francisco and Portland:
Long White Shirt, China 2008
Silver gelatin print, printed by the artist in her darkroom
20″ x 16″
Signature: on back in pencil
Retail Value: $1,200
Minimum Bid: $400
Monica Denevan has been making intimate portraits, mostly of men, in China, Burma, and Laos for many years. She returns to quiet, rural locations, working closely with people to make her composed, stylized images. Using found objects and integrating a classic, traditional garment, she evokes vintage, early 20th century fashion in this photograph.
Traveling light, Monica photographs with her medium format camera, one lens, and a few bags full of film. Her work is represented by Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco and Serindia Gallery in Bangkok, and is in the permanent collection of UCSF Medical Center.
Gesso and watercolor covered with layers of pigmented epoxy resin on a wood panel
30″ x 54″
Signature: on the side of the panel
Retail Value: $3,645
Minimum Bid: $1,225
For Ken Sloan, the primacy of painting is color: “Color is memory. Color is music. Color is heart. Color is soul. Color is intellect.” Ken works with epoxy resin to create his abstract works. Layers of transparent, semi-transparent, and opaque resin are used in his process. Both liquid and powdered pigments are applied in the medium. When the resin is poured it looks like liquid. When it dries, it still looks like liquid. Each color layer is allowed to fully cure before the next is applied. The completed pieces are heavily textured, and although the medium is modern, the pieces have an organic feel. Ken thinks of the finished pieces as fluid, liquid sculptures. The glassy transparent and semi-transparent layers allow the viewer to see the evolution of the piece and the journey travelled in each painting.
Donated by 3 Fish Studios
Hand-pulled chine-collé linocut print made with archival papers on Rives BFK
40″ x 40″
Signature: lower right
Retail Value: $2,000
Minimum Bid: $675
Eric Rewitzer specializes in linocut printmaking, a variant of relief printmaking. In linocut printmaking, one carves into the flat surface of linoleum with sharp hand tools, removing the non-printing parts of the design so that the image becomes a plate ready for printing. This surface is then inked with a roller and printed using a monotype press for deep rich ink coverage or by hand for a more weathered effect. The resulting prints feature strong, graphic forms, and also the visible traces of Eric Rewitzer’s hand: carved lines and shapes, inked, and pressed into beautiful handmade paper. Culturally, this type of printmaking preserves a hands-on aesthetic, which is increasingly lost in the information age. As a printmaker, Eric employes a number of different skills, adding carving and printing to more familiar disciplines of drawing, composition, and color. Combining this discipline with the inspirations of the modern day – urban life, diversity, and the inherent human attachment to the natural world – has been the foundation of Eric’s artistic exploration for years. Today, the linocuts he creates incorporate elements of popular culture, interplay between natural and urban landscapes, and local history.
Eric was born and raised on the industrial shores of Lake Michigan. He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and moved to the west coast in 1987. Eric finds constant inspiration in the scale and diversity of the the California culture and landscape, and will forever love the mix of natural beauty, urban grit, and human diversity on display in San Francisco. Eric lives in the Outer Sunset with his wife Annie. Together they Run 3 Fish Studios where they make and show their work.
Oil and silver metal leaf on canvas
18″ x 18″
Signature: lower left corner
Retail Value: $1,200
Minimum Bid: $400
Paul Morin’s portraits are included in major public and private collections around the world and his portrait of Barack Obama, titled “Profile in Hope,” was presented to the President in the Oval Office in 2010.
A “Contemporary Realist,” Paul combines a traditional technique with a modern sensibility—images that confront the viewer with a sense of scale that is very individual.
Paul’s paintings emphasize character. By capturing the unique look and expression of each sitter, Paul delves into the personality of his subjects much like a candid snapshot reveals the moment—specific projection of a person’s inner thoughts. His commissioned portraits bring an immediacy to his subjects revealing an inner life that truly makes the sitter “come alive.” Though contemporary, Paul’s pieces have a warmth, subtlety, and elegance that is timeless. Paul is a member of the Portrait Society of America and is represented by ArtHaus Gallery in San Francisco.