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William Theophilus Brown

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Ken Auster, Jeff Bellerose, Dana Hooper, Francis Livingston, Sandy Ostrau, Michael Reardon, Stevan Shapona, Veerakeat TongPaiBoon at Thomas Reynolds Gallery August 4th, 2012 - September 29th, 2012
Posted 9/24/12

By PAMELA A few years ago (was it really 18??), I lived in Europe for a few months, and when I came home, I found that my friend Thomas Reynolds had opened a little art gallery just off Fillmore Street. I knew he loved art — we’d gone to many galleries and museum shows together — but I had no idea he was interested in showing it. Nor had he, until the day he walked by a solo MFA-student show at the Academy of Art on Sutter Street, went in, and fell in love with the student’... [more]

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William Theophilus Brown at Elins Eagles Smith Gallery February 2nd, 2008 - March 14th, 2008
Posted 2/11/08

Contemporary artists have such an overwhelming array of esthetic choices available to them that imagining the art world dogma of a few generations ago —and the passion aroused then by apostasy and betrayal— is almost inconceivable. Bay Area Figurative artists like San Franciscan William Theophilus Brown, who applied Expressionist paint handling to representational art, dismayed 1950s-1960s esthetic purists no less than Philip Guston’s treasonous return to figuration did later in... [more]

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