September 12 — October 23
The exhibition includes a suite of new “Shadows and Silhouettes” acrylic on canvas photorealistic paintings by Lynette Cook. The work depicts the artist’s favorite theme: striking and layered shadows cascading across Bay Area architectural facades that tell stories of the times and cause viewers to wonder about their inhabitants.
On view for the first time is Mimi Jensen’s “On the Town” series of narrative interior oil on canvas paintings that are inspired by meals shared at San Francisco, Napa, New York, and Parisian restaurants. Whether a romantic date, an intimate dinner with friends, or a gathered family, the artist captures the dramatic ambiance of intimate restaurant dining, inspired both by experiencing and observing many such memorable occasions.
Original, zany, bold, and provocative paintings created with oil on canvas are on display from Polish Justyna Kisielewicz, whose dazzlingly detailed works of art draw viewers in like a magnet, holding them spellbound, while probing more deeply with questions about life and cultures that are both old and new.
Myron Stephens’ delightful trompe l'oeil oil and acrylic paintings on panels are convincingly painted illusions in a style that “tricks the eye” and lifts one’s spirit with wit, wisdom, and a nod to the past. The exhibition features traditionally painted works with an appearance of chalkboards, scribbled stick figure chalk drawings, and roughly hewn notes that are taped to the boards, conveying rich and caustically humorous stories of contemporary American life.
20/20 Vision (detail)
acrylic on canvas
60 x 30 inches - 2020