Fort Collins Lincoln Center’s Annual Contemporary Art Survey

Just received fabulous news! One of my pieces was chosen for Fort Collins Lincoln Center’s Annual Contemporary Art Survey. The works chosen present a survey of contemporary art in America. The Guest Curator for this exhibition is Dean Sobel, Executive Director of the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, CO.

The following excerpt about the guest curator is from the prospectus for this exhibition.  “Dean Sobel was instrumental in the creation and development of the Clyfford Still Museum and has been the museum’s Director since its opening in February 2005. A specialist in 20th Century art, Sobel was the Director of the Aspen Art Museum from 2000-2005 and was concurrently Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He has organized over 60 exhibitions of international contemporary art including multiple solo retrospectives. He is the author of One Hour Ahead: The Avant-Garde in Aspen, 1945-2004, published in 2004.”

The Figure: A Bay Area Legacy; Exhibition Dates: March 6 – April 27

Looking forward to this exhibition next month!

My work will be on display at Gary Francis Gallery from March 6 – April 27

The following exhibition information and write up is courtesy of the Gary Francis Fine Art Gallery.

The Figure: A Bay Area Legacy
Opening Night: 6-9p, Friday, March 14
Exhibition Dates: March 6 – April 27

The subject of the human figure in art has remained a constant theme for artists and art lovers across time and cultures. The beauty of the human form – in its strength as well as frailty, its sensuality as well as ordinary – is undeniably engaging. Artists are driven by their personal quest to represent the figure in a new and ambitious manner, to fulfill the desire of allowing the human figure to be redefined in each generation. Many artists consider the human form to be the most important, and the most challenging, study there is.

The Bay Area Figurative style is an art movement which spanned two decades during the 1950s and ‘60s made up of a group of artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. David Park is credited with starting the movement evolving from Abstract Expressionism. He painted a new and recognizable image with the vigor and spontaneity of an abstract painting. Park’s novel approach sparked a dynamic dialogue between abstraction and representation which continues today. The Bay Area Figurative style has become one of the most important and well-known art movements, not only in the Bay Area, but in art across the world. Art enthusiasts and collectors flock to view exhibits and purchase works by the Bay Area Figurative artists, such as Park, Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, Theophilus Brown, Paul Wonner, James Weeks, Bruce McGaw, Joan Brown, Nathan Oliveira and Manuel Neri.

The Figure: A Bay Area Legacy at Gary Francis Fine Art is an exhibition that demonstrates our enduring interest in the human figure and the impact of the engaging and flexible Bay Area Figurative style on successive generations of artists.

Exhibiting Artists
Kanna Aoki
Claudia Bicen
Olivia Chen
Gary Comoglio
Natasha Dikareva
Nathaniel Evans
Jane Fisher
Kim Frohsin
Chris Kanyusik
Diego Marcial Rios
Erica Norelius
Shilo Ratner
Fernando Reyes
Brandon Smith
Sandy Walker
Nina Katz

Shilo’s Studio Update

This year is off to a great start. Spending time with family and enjoying just being in the moment is going to be my mantra for 2014. This February is starting out to be all about reorganizing my studio. Every year that takes on a new meaning. Last year, I organized my loft storage this year it is about getting my workspace up to par.

Today, I had a studio visit from Gallery Owner/ Director, Gary Comoglio from the Gary Francis Fine Art Gallery in Alameda, CA. I’m really excited that some work of mine will be on display in their upcoming exhibition “The Figure; A Bay Area Legacy” taking place on March 6-April 27th, 2014. I’ll post more about this exhibition as the date gets closer.