Daniel Green - William Scott - Roger Swike - Joe Zaldivar
July 9 – August 27, 2016 RECEPTION: Saturday July 9, 7 – 10pm
The Good Luck Gallery is honored to present a show curated by Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz of Disparate Minds, a website that is dedicated to documenting progressive art studios. Their aim is to create a greater understanding of the importance of artists living with developmental disabilities in the context of the contemporary art world. Four artists will be on display, each of whom incorporates text into their work in a singular manner.
Daniel Green is a young but widely-exhibited San Franciscan who is based at that city’s Creativity Explored studio. His drawings exhibit a lively fascination with popular culture. Evocatively distorted figures appear among dense fields of dates, scores and statistics pertaining to politics, sports and entertainment.
William Scott, whose work resides in the permanent collections of MOMA and Harlem’s Studio Museum, attends the Creative Growth studio in Oakland. He paints with an evangelical fervor, producing exuberant text-laden paintings of an idealized San Francisco. The Good Luck Gallery will be showing paintings that are part of an ambitious urban planning project - consisting of carefully detailed architectural drawings - that imagines the razing and subsequent renewal of his own socially marginalized neighborhood of Hunter’s Point.
List-making is also a strong element in the work of Roger Swike, who is affiliated with Gateway Arts in Brookline, Massachusetts. His simple but mesmeric drawings, replete with smudges, deletions and erasures, seem like comments on the transience of life and are assembled in folders.
A similar aesthetic informs the work of Joe Zaldivar, an artist who works out of the First Street Gallery in Claremont, California. Zaldivar produces colorful depictions of Southern California street scenes and landmarks that often contain subtle pop culture references, alongside intricate personalized reproductions of maps and restyled business advertisements.
These four artists, united by an interest in the mapping and archiving of information, have been selected as some of the finest currently working in Progressive art studios around the country.
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