the farther away the better I see you

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we shared a horizon, 2010 Oil On Panels, Wood Shelf Variable © Miguel Arzabe
the farther away the better I see you

2326 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
November 10th, 2010 - December 7th, 2010
Opening: November 10th, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



The Cottage Industry Painting Salon is pleased to announce the farther away the better I see you, an exhibition of new paintings by San Francisco based artists Miguel Arzabe and Kristen van Diggelen.

The reception will be on Wednesday, November 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Salon is located at 2326 Fillmore Street in San Francisco.

The work of Miguel Arzabe activates the visual vocabulary of landscape to contend with memory, desire, and the dynamic disjuncture between romantic expectations and reality. His process-based paintings fluctuate between the pictorial and the abstract as they undergo multiple revisions and permutations. Kristen van Diggelen engages magic realism and landscape painting with a Baroque sensibility, anthropomorphizing natural elements, to create mysterious, monumentally scaled portraits of a spiritual journey or condition.

The Salon

The Cottage Industry Painting Salon is a not-for-profit, artist-run salon created to champion fresh and ambitious emerging Bay Area painters by providing an alternative exhibition space.

The Salon is located below the famed apartment, 2322 Fillmore St. in San Francisco where Jay DeFeo painted The Rose and where Bruce Conner shot the film The White Rose, documenting the epic removal of DeFeo’s legendary painting from her apartment in 1965. In February 2010 artist Kristen van Diggelen established the Salon in the spirit of the Beat gatherings that took place in the historic building.

Every second Wednesday of the month, van Diggelen invites a new local contemporary painter to exhibit a self-curated show. This is the tenth installment of the Salon to date.