“Some of the references in each piece can be described as random, as the scenarios that are able to pop in our head and transition from one second to the next inspiring our own sense of grandeur.”
Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition for Seamus Conley, opening Wednesday, April 1, 2009. His surreal hyper-realistic paintings depict strange and elusive narratives, which offer the viewer no easy answers.
Conley’s new body of work investigates the overlap of the vivid imagery in one’s imagination with the ordinary blur of the external world. In his paintings, the real and the imagined dissolve into one another, creating narratives that unfold like dream sequences. Conley’s work explores how those internal holograms are often times more desirable, exciting, anxious, or threatening than what's seemingly there.
Conley is self-taught painter. He was awarded the prestigious Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant in 2007. This is his second exhibition with Andrea Schwartz Gallery.
Andrea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South of Market district of San Francisco. ASG exhibits contemporary work of emerging to mid-career artists from the Bay Area and across the country. ASG participates in Last Saturday, www.last-saturday.com and is a member of SFADA, www.sfada.com. Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday 9 - 5, Saturday 1 - 5. The gallery will be closed on April 9. For further information and materials please contact Lauren Karas at 415-495-2090 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information may also be found on our website, www.asgallery.com. Thank you