July 25 — September 4
Javier Arizmendi Kalb
Mexican-American contemporary visual artist and celebrated architect Javier Arizmendi-Kalb creates bold oil paintings on a grand scale that are comprised of both abstract and representational elements, and consider the natural world as it intersects with utilitarian design.
American Realist artist Peter Loftus paints nature and ocean scenes, capturing the intensity of our contemporary living and breathing planet. The oil on canvas works in the exhibition have a focus on our beautiful Bay Area, Santa Cruz beaches and the mountainous Tahoe regions of Northern California.
Gloria Matuszewski’s drawings are inspired by and pay tribute to anonymous artisans, usually women and children, who have worked for centuries, and continue to work laboriously — often under horrific conditions — to create fabrics and textiles to clothe, decorate and bring warmth and beauty to everyday life.
Matuszewski likens her drawing process to her daily tai chi practice, where her task is to simply pay attention and mindfully go through a slow moving dance, learning from and absorbing the form, to embrace the “chi” created, and then, finally, to let it go, without attachment. These original works take their titles from the names of the Prismacolor pencils used in their creation.
Russian American Elena Zolotnitsky is Inspired by the concepts of beauty, adolescence, and time passing. She seeks to create works that are alive with the raw physicality of paint, to which viewers can relate on an emotional level.
The exhibition includes a selection of stunning new works from Elena Zolotnitsky depicting figures, head studies and still life flowers.
Dilettantes Travel No. 3, 2019
oil and gold leaf on mylar over panel
16 x 15 inches / framed 16 X 16 inches (detail)