Ancient City - the art of urban transformation
The opening reception will include wine by l'Uvaggio di Giacomo (www.uvaggio.com), sushi creations by Soul Cocina (www.soulcocina.com), and rare, vintage Jamaican oldies spun by Wake the Town (www.myspace.com/revivalsoundsystem).
Visit on web: www.ancientcitysf.com
At an unprecedented pace, we're witnessing a massive transformation of San Francisco; and cities are certainly unique in the dynamic way they process time. Whether one identifies with preservation or progress, is attracted by the geometry of the skyline or the oxidization of old steel, it is an auspicious moment in which to get a diverse set of artistic impressions on the theme of urban transformation. The "Ancient City" exhibition, running at the spacious, soon to be torn down, Hayes Valley Market Gallery, presents works by 15 Bay Area artists working in very diverse media: from hanging mobile, to concrete and recycled material sculpture, to encaustic lightbox painting, and time-lapse still life.
Ken Berman – Painting - http://home.att.net/~bermansworld/Website-2007-C.htm
Mitchell Confer – Painting - http://www.conferart.typepad.com/
Vera Fainshtein – Time-lapse painting installation - http://dma.sjsu.edu/~vfainshtein/
Terri Garland – Photography - http://perspectivefineart.com/_wsn/page7.html
Yong Han – Metal sculpture
Barbara Holmes – Reclaimed door sculpture - http://barbaraholmes.com/
Kay Kang – Mixed media painting - http://www.artgroove.com/kaykang/index.htm
Alexandre Koulouris – Mobile - http://www.geocities.com/koulou005/
Grayson Malone – Metal infused concrete sculpture - http://www.cowboy-zen.com/
Liz Mamorsky – Recycled materials sculpture and painting - http://www.lizland.com/
Alan Mazzetti – Mixed media painting - http://www.amazzetti.net/
Yvonne Mouser – Conceptual furniture and sculpture
Daniel Newman – Photography - http://www.danielnewman.info/
Scott Reilly – Encaustic light-box painting - http://www.scottreillyart.com/
Charles Trapolin – Wire and woven sculpture - http://www.soulatlas.com/
Five percent of the proceeds from art sales at "Ancient City" will be donated to San Francisco Beautiful, a non-profit organization whose mission is to "improve the quality of daily life, strengthen communities, and empower citizens to maintain the character of the city's parks, neighborhoods and streets" ( www.sfbeautiful.org).