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San Francisco

Anglim Gilbert Gallery

Exhibition Detail
14 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

June 10th, 2009 - July 11th, 2009
May 11th, 2009 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Oblaka (PW), John ZurierJohn Zurier, Oblaka (PW),
2003 , oil on linen, 70" x 42"
© John Zurier
Union Square/Civic Center
Tue-Fri 10-5:30; Sat 10:30-5

Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to exhibit new paintings by John Zurier.  His new canvases will be presented in a special installation with new sculptures by John Beech.*


Zurier’s exhibition will feature a group of large vertical paintings on linen, each an open composition

of nearly transparent gestures of variations of light blue.  Fascinated by the movement of light and color across a surface, the artist seeks a simplicity wherein this sensation becomes embedded in the painting’s surface.   Above all, Zurier is interested in a naturalness and directness in the relationship of viewer to the artwork.


Evidenced by their titles, the paintings were inspired by a trip the artist took to Sweden and Finnland.  For the most part the names are towns in Finnland.


With a 25-year career in painting, John Zurier  consciously addresses the material fact of painting and painting’s history.  His reductive, nearly monochrome, soft-hued abstract paintings play at crossing the line into representation.  Filled with an awareness of nature, they evoke the silence of luminous weather and the presence of a human touch.


John Zurier lives and works in Berkeley, CA. Recent exhibitions include: Peter Blum Gallery, New York 2007;  Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005;  Exodus: Between Promise and Fulfillment, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England, 2003;  Oblaka, Peer Trust, London, England, 2003; Whitney Biennial 2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 2002.

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