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Shooting Gallery

Exhibition Detail
886 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

June 14th, 2014 - July 5th, 2014
June 14th, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Butterflight, Charmaine OliviaCharmaine Olivia, Butterflight,
Oil on panel, gold frame, 18 x 24"
© Courtesy of the Artist and Shooting Gallery
Union Square/Civic Center
Tue-Sat 12-7pm

Shooting Gallery is pleased to present the new work of Charmaine Olivia in her third solo exhibition with the gallery titled, Bloom. The opening reception will be Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 7 pm to 11 pm. The exhibit will be on display through July 5, 2014 and is free and open to the public.

Charmaine Olivia, the renowned oil painter, has become an icon both locally and globally for her art and style. The self taught artist is best known for her oil paintings of beautifully rendered women that are almost too beautiful to be real. Their luminous and starryeyed qualities paired with vivid hues and visible brush strokes that seem to flicker before our eyes emphasize the both unattainable and inspiring beauty unique to Olivia’s idyllic muses. With a Klimt-like decorative quality, her paintings redefine what it means to be beautiful.

In her new body of work, Bloom, Olivia revisits many of these past muses. However, in a different light. Her perspective is nostalgic, while also seeming to grow and evolve, just as her title suggests. While maintaining her signature style in terms of color and content, but experimenting with the abstract, Olivia explores new realms in Bloom by creating a dreamlike springtime.

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