October 2nd, 2010 – November 29th, 2010
Part Two: Delineation
October 2nd, 2010 6 - 9pm
RVCA l VASF Gallery
Gallery Hours 11:30am to 7pm daily
1485 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 701 – 7822
Ingrid Allen, Mark Benson, Michelle Blade, Matt Chen, Dallas Clayton, Kelly Lynn Jones, Alex Kopps, Amelia Layton, Brigid Cathleen Mason, Adam Tullie, Sage Vaughn, Sumi Ink Club, Mathew Zefeldt.
RVCA and VASF are proud to present Golden State. A series of three events showcasing some of the finest and most talented artists California has to offer.
The concept for Golden State elaborates on a previous exhibition we initiated in October of 2008 called Locals Only. In this we invited a group of San Francisco based artists to take over our gallery and explore their talents, we now look to expand our horizons too all of California. With this resource we invite our favorite artists to participate in this presentation. By gathering a broader community we refine our focus, exhibiting work that shows how much we all love this great state. Golden State expands on how the essence of California has found its way into all of our work. Within this land is the opportunity to embrace diversity and strive against the status quo. The creation of new and expanding thought allows any individual to express him or herself without the judgment that lies elsewhere. With Golden State the artists challenge themselves to show how California is inside of us all; emotionally, spiritually, and physically. We are happy to have over 50 artists that can each make different claims on how they express this through their work.
In the second-third of RVCA and VASF’s series Golden State, Delineation brings the forms of painting and drawing to our gallery. Each artist has their own take on the freethinking California spirit RVCA fosters, allowing them to deviate from the traditions of the original handheld form. Though a variety of viewpoints each artist shows their take on these traditions, and does not always follow the convention of paint on stretched canvas. Artists such as Michelle Blade, who transforms painted patterns into experiential sculptures, and Dallas Clayton, whose work takes the form of a child’s book, help push the limits of what is expected from a painter.
Coming soon Part Three: Interactive Media in December.