The Breath of the Moist Air is Light
Kodak Professional Metallic Print
18″ x 27″
Minimum Bid: $375.00
Photographer Jon Rendell insists he is hard-wired to focusing on the transitory, abstract shapes that come and go with the available light. The Breath of the Moist Air is Light is part of a series of seascapes inspired by a piece of melancholic prose by Percy Bysshe Shelley aptly called Stanzas Written in Dejection Near Naples. It was shot earlier this year during a thick fog and overlooks San Francisco’s dry dock in Central Basin shortly after sunrise. This image was also featured in the March edition of Scene4 magazine—an international arts publication.
Malecón Electrics #26, Cuba
Ultrachrome Archival Print
23″ x 33″
Minimum Bid: $650.00
A large-format fine art photographer living in Redwood City, California, Charles works on photographic projects in Cuba, New Orleans and the San Francisco Bay Area, developing portfolios of paper and silk fabric images prompted by the forgotten urban landscape. He actively exhibits in solo and group shows on social themes and produces prints for other photographers at his fine art printing service, Anselmo Image Works. He continues to curate U.S. exhibitions of black and white images by well-known Cuban photographers, and regularly conducts photography field workshops to Havana, Cuba.
Donated by Paulson Bott Press
Color Aquatint Etching From Edition of 40 with 10 Artist Proofs and 4 Trial Proofs
22″ x 22.25″
Minimum Bid: $800.00
Bleckner was born in New York City in 1949. He earned his B.A. from NYU in 1971, and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 1973. For more than three decades, Bleckner has been exhibiting his paintings internationally. His solo and group exhibits include the Whitney Museum of American Art and the MOMA in New York City, the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan, the San Francisco MOMA and the Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco.
Decanted Oil on Steel
20″ x 20″
Minimum Bid: $600.00
Works on Steel. This latest body of work is based on sketches from my flights above the Amazon basin. I use steel sheets so that I can work on a smooth and consistent surface. The sheets are sanded, sometimes primed and submerged in several gallons of mineral spirits. I pour oil paint into the solution and mix it until it is cloudy. Over the period of several days the particles of oil color precipitate and leave sediment on the steel surface. After the oil has completely separated from the mineral spirits I repeat the process with another color. I will sometimes sand or manipulate the surface after the bath. The painting is sealed with a protective finish and mounted on a magnetic substrate.
The aluminum/steel series developed when Denevan noticed the buildup of residue on the inside of the buckets he used to wash his brushes. The patinas of paint created a beautiful gradation of color and texture.
Pier Module #16
Collage, Acrylic & Oil on Wood Panel
36″ x 18″
Minimum Bid: $1,175.00
My work is about the neglected and abandoned buildings which can be found in and around most cities. I explore the repeated architectural module which is the main building block of these structures, be it a pre-manufactured steel panel on a 1940’s factory, or the sectional brick wall of a nineteenth century steelworks. The visual comfort offered by repetition is sabotaged by the different stages of decay of each module, creating a lively and textured elevation. This interest has led me to the piers around San Francisco—utilitarian structures which are rapidly disappearing under a wave of urban renewal. Comprising of lengthy repetitions of concrete modules, each with a roll-up door, the monotony of the elevation is broken by the individual treatment of each section by its tenant. Paint, fixtures, signage and decay all work to create a subtle patchwork along the length of the piers. Each of my Pier Module paintings focuses on one of these sections celebrating its inadvertent uniqueness.
Lady in Red
60″ x 24″ x 8″
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
A native San Franciscan, Mays has developed a way of expressing human form through hundreds of pieces of wire. Her sculptures become something familiar both physically and emotionally as the human form emerges. In creating garments out of wire, the essence of the person wearing the garment as the invisible occupant is revealed among the sculpted folds and shapes. Mays has exhibited all over the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California during the past 15 years. With an eclectic group of collectors, her work hangs in many Bay Area homes and numerous private collections throughout the United States.
Blow and Go
Acrylic and Collage on Wood Panel
18″ x 17″
Minimum Bid: $600.00
I am driven by a need to make sense of the world around me, which I see as fragmented, contradictory, and anxious. I seek to capture the cartoonishness that runs through American society wherein the individual is not only bombarded by an excess of choice, information, and rampant consumerism, but is also in a constant state of wanting more. Flotsam from this perpetual cycle of consumer pop culture is woven into my paintings, embedding the figures in an intricate web that suggests the movement of the mind, as well as the depth, complexity, and interconnectedness of life. My work is influenced by music, cartoons, and dreams. I am fascinated with their spatial, temporal and structural components which I see as analogous to contemporary consciousness. I work primarily with layers of paint and collage that are woven together to create a dense network of relationships ripe with narrative possibilities. By using disparate and often ambiguous images, the flow of ideas becomes disrupted, meaning is subverted, and logic is obfuscated. My work becomes infused with an elusive visual poetry that seeks to inspire viewers to make their own connections based on personal associations.
Courtesy of Vessel Gallery, Oakland, Ca
Spring is in the Air 2012
Powder Coated Steel Wire on Wood Panel
56″ x 32″ x 6″
Minimum Bid: $1,750.00
My inspiration has always been the human figure; to probe the subtleties of our relationships to each other. I continue to evolve in the direction of abstraction as I play the forms of the body against each other to suggest physical and psychological tensions. My work has been extensively exhibited in the Bay Area, including a solo show at the di Rosa Preserve and group exhibits at CCA, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, California. It is in the collections of Rene di Rosa, Gillian Anderson, Bob Wilkinson, Robin Lail and Tom Peters.
Gesso, Plaster, Ink, Paint, Vinyl, Resin on Canvas
14″ x 28″
Minimum Bid: $425.00
Lucky Rapp lives and works in San Francisco’s Mission District. Local collectors have been following her work for several years. Recent shows include: Los Angeles Affordable Art Fair, Campfire Gallery and ARC Gallery in San Francisco and also shows in Belgium and Germany.
Lucky’s work is often text-based. Her methodology incorporates layers of resin, paint and acrylic forms that create texture and depth. The end results combine inquisitive statements that play with language, with the potency of graphical communication. The three-dimensional quality transforms the texts into work that also includes a sculptural appeal.
Dover 2/3 1520-106-2
Mixed Media and Resin on Panel
20″ x 15″
Minimum Bid: $675.00
Born in Germany in 1956, Ray lives and works in San Francisco. In 1988, he received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. For two decades, his paintings, collages, print works, and photography have been exhibited in numerous one-person exhibitions and museum shows including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Jose Museum of Modern Art, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Gallery 16, in San Francisco. He is also an accomplished graphic designer with a client list that includes Apple, Sony Music, and The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
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