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.
Diego Marcial Rios