Acrylic and Pencil on Mylar
9″ x 12″
Minimum Bid: $575
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David Humphrey is an artist, living and working in New York and is represented by the Fredericks Freiser Gallery in New York. Humphrey’s paintings are in several permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Carnegie Institute, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Humphrey is also a celebrated art critic. He wrote a column for Art Issues from 1989–2002 and has also contributed to Art in America and Flash. In 2009, Periscope Press published Blind Handshake, an anthology of his writing on art. He is a Senior Critic at the Yale University School of Art.
Oil on Canvas
10″ x 10″
Minimum Bid: $175
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Donated by ArtZone 461 Gallery
Oil on Canvas
30″ x 15″
Minimum Bid: $400
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Navin studied architecture at the University of Michigan and received both her undergraduate and graduate degree there. Since then, she has moved to San Francisco, where she has had both solo and group exhibitions of her artwork all over the city. Navin says, “My work strives to capture a point in time, that when manipulated through the process of paint, reveals an instant that would have passed unnoticed. It is somewhere between representation and abstraction that an image expresses what I cannot with words.
“I started painting as a way to record and study places. This evolved naturally from my work as an architect. Eventually, the figure found it’s way into my painting. My paintings are personal narratives or visual diaries. I can communicate in a language of my own making.”
Donated by George Billis Gallery
Song of the Soul
Acrylic and Resin on Canvas
24″ x 24″
Minimum Bid: $850
Chearney’s process involves great physicality, a full engagement of mind and body. The paint flies, drips, swirls, and is cajoled into its existence, its being. He feels the energy channel through to the canvas and beyond. There is no separation between the studio, the canvas, and his body. With their intricate patterns and textures, and overall impressionistic overtones, the canvases suggest for me both a micro and macro cosmic view. Each pieces vibrates with its own frequency of color and its own unique non-verbal field of communication, and at the same time, as a body of work, these paintings speak as one, a meditation on interconnection and harmony.
Oil on Canvas
24″ x 16″
Minimum Bid: $200
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I began painting in 1996. My background is in fashion and costume design, theatre, dance and interior design. I have taken extension classes in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and City College of San Francisco, but I am primarily self-taught. Most of my work has been imaginary landscapes. These are informed by my childhood in Michigan, travels in the West, summers in Maine and more than thirty years living in Northern California. Since each piece is an archetype and not a specific place the viewer is able to invest it with their own memories. My materials, texture, found objects and images also influence me. I have painted on found and abandoned books and done a series of portraits based on found photographs. I love exploring the emotional resonance of color, or lack thereof.
Oil on Panel
24″ x 24″
Minimum Bid: $500
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The potencies of nature, especially environments invisible to the naked eye, fascinate me. These colorful, abstract paintings explore the evocative energy of the swimming microscopic world locked in a drop of water.
Oil on Canvas
20″ x 14″
Minimum Bid: $350
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Rooted in the tradition of landscape painting, my work explores our contemporary relationship to the landscape and how digital media and car culture shapes it. Due to the quick, cheap and easy nature of digital cameras, we have the ability to collect and store large numbers of images with little incentive to edit. They become memories filed away on the desktop to be accessed later, if ever. Car trips through the landscape are a particularly rich source of such images, shot through the windshield or standing next to the car for a brief moment before moving on to the next thing.
This work continues my investigation of light in the landscape as seen through the lens of a camera. I incorporate digital artifacts, dust on the sensor, reflections in the car window and other “aberrations” found in photographic source material into my paintings, to celebrate the way in which these otherwise unwanted mistakes highlight the colors and textures of the natural world. In fact, they cause me to look again at moments in the landscape that might otherwise be forgotten.
Arrested motion and surprising color in the photo reference allow me to be highly specific about light conditions in the paintings. Rendered realistically, they provide a familiar frame of reference from which to view unfamiliar things. My aim, however, is not solely to reproduce a photograph. Oil painting has its own “artifacts” and unpredictable process related effects that bring more life to the image. Rough painterly marks are often enough to indicate detail, and each medium mixed with the paint adds its own unique texture to the painting’s surface. Combined, the digital and painterly effects clarify and enhance the experience of seeing, allowing us to slow down and take a longer look.
Acylic on Panel
18″ x 18″
Minimum Bid: $300
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Mazzetti has been a visual artist all his life—beginning with Graphic Design, then Illustration, and exhibiting his fine art since 1996. A native Californian, his most recent paintings reflect his knowledge and love of the land he knows best. Manzzetti says, “Making an image of something is a deeply satisfying way to know and appreciate it. Re-presenting the forms, textures and colors of the surrounding scenery I pass through regularly has led to a renewed perception of it. Seeing it from a new perspective, I am challenged to recreate that image as a good painting. For me, that means one that is true to its subject, unique in its making, and meaningful to both the artist and the viewer. A personal experience becomes universal, and everyone sees something in a new way.”
Oil on Canvas
24″ x 24″
Minimum Bid: $450
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Loosely improvisational, my work is direct and unpredictable. I work on two or more paintings simultaneously. A color will come to mind and I’ll make a calligraphic mark. In response, the next stroke occurs to me. Contemplating what is already there I wait for the awareness of the next step. Brush strokes and color move the eye over the canvas like choreography. Very much like a dance I feel where the next step, the next mark should be. Insight can be rapid and exciting, other times requiring patience. I work until information no longer comes, the movement and the painting complete.
Donated by George Billis Gallery and The Artist
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel
28.5″ x 32″
Minimum Bid: $1,000
Daniel Phill was born in Tacoma, Washington. He earned a BFA degree at the San Francisco Art Institute and completed his MFA at Stanford University.
The artist works with acrylic and mixed media on canvas, as well as on paper. Many of his abstract paintings have naturally evolved into allusive representations of botanical imagery. “The forms in his current series of floral paintings owe a great debt to abstract expressionism’s fluidity and improvisational process. Not a trace of angst or elegiac feeling is to be found in these calmly sinuous paintings. Phill composes his paintings at the same time that he tries to dissolve the representational element of his images to create what could be called premier-coup abstraction,” says Bill Scott, in Art in America Magazine.
Daniel Phill lives and works in San Francisco. Exhibitions of his paintings have been held at: Woodside/Braseth Gallery; Foster/White Gallery; John Pence Gallery; Berkeley Art Center; Bradford Campbell Gallery; Smith Andersen Editions; Eleonore Austerer Gallery; San Diego Museum of Art; SFMOMA Artists Gallery; George Billis Gallery; Karan Ruhlen Gallery; Studio Shop Gallery; Marie Park Fine Art; Ramey Fine Art; William Havu Gallery, as well as other venues.
His paintings have been reviewed or published in: ARTnews Magazine; Art in America Magazine; New York Sun; California Home+Design Magazine; New Yorker; Los Angeles Times; Art & Antiques Magazine; Who’s Who in the West; and Artweek, among others.
Daniel Phill has exhibited nationally and is in diverse public and private collections, such as: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI; de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA; Tucson Museum of Art; Citigroup; Clear Channel; Ernst & Young; First USA Bank; GTE; Kimberly Clark Inc.; Nordstrom; Pfizer Inc.; Sharper Image; Sprint; Stanford University; and US Department of State.