Twenty Four Seven
HANG ART is pleased to present Twenty Four Seven, a group exhibition of new works by HANG ART artists Jeff Dikio, Katja Leibenath, Eddie O. Rodriguez, and Catherine Saiki. A reception for the artists will be held on First Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 6pm to 8pm at HANG ART, 567 Sutter Street, San Francisco.
On view November 1 - 15 2009, Twenty Four Seven takes on the varying perspectives of day and night. These artists each share unique outlooks on the every day and evening and the secrets that are unveiled within each hour. Whether it be a delicate painting of a deserted amusement park in the depth of twilight or a quiet and evocatively outlined scene of a passersby on a morning train commute – this grouping of art provides the viewer with an entirely different outlook on the day to day and night to night.
Jeff Dikio's paintings are narrations of life choices with simplicity of form and a distinctive personal painting style. In his figurative works, sparse landscapes rendered in a rich, dark palette focus the attention on the psychological state of his solitary personages. Dikio earned his BFA in painting at UC Santa Cruz and participated in a study abroad program in Prague.
Katja Leibenath began compiling a detailed photographic diary of her surroundings; her paintings are often based on these studies. Leibenath has been painting in San Francisco since 2006. Her work as been showcased at SomArts Gallery, Artist X-Change Gallery, RSSB at UC Berkeley, The Lab, and Liquid Spaces. Leibenath earned a Bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture from the Peter Behrens' School Of Architecture in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Eddie O. Rodriguez was born and raised in San Jose, California. Rodriguez’s work focuses on people riding San Francisco’s Muni metro buses and streetcars, and BART trains. Rodriquez received his BA in Fine Art from the Academy of Art University in 2008. While a student, he received 8 awards for excellence including a First Place Faculty Choice prize, and a First Place Figurative prize.
Catherine Saiki’s abstract paintings are inspired by the industrial city — from the steel detritus left in the wake of urban development to the rusty patina of an ever-changing landscape. Saiki documents and reassembles these found moments through the textures and colors of her paintings. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005 and her BA from Scripps College in 1995. Saiki currently lives and works in Oakland, California.
HANG ART is located at 567 Sutter Street, between Mason and Powell Streets. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. For further information or high resolution images, please call 415 434 4264.
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