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Stan Washburn: Museum Perspectives, Recent paintings and subjects

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Models in a Tapestry Gallery, 2010 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" © Copyright: ArtZone 461 Gallery and Heidi McDowell
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Lobby of the Met, 2009 Oil on Canvas 30" X 30" © Copyright: ArtZone 461 Gallery and Heidi McDowell
Stan Washburn: Museum Perspectives, Recent paintings and subjects
Curated by: Steve Lopez

461 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
July 23rd, 2011 - August 21st, 2011
Opening: July 23rd, 2011 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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landscape, figurative

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ArtZone 461 Gallery is happy to present recent paintings by Stan Washburn in the Side Gallery.  He says his work is drawn from daily life, but with adjustments:  His interiors, for example, seldom represent any real place.  "I notice the parts of the world that suggest formal elements that intrigue me - certain patterns of light and dark and color, certain surfaces and textures and brushstrokes."  A gentle humor the artist finds appealing is shared by a portrayal of nude gallery-goers, but in the context of art it makes a sort of sense.

Washington believes the potential for art is everywhere, but some subjects are more engaging than others. "These predispositions and their technical expression are what constitute style: the part of the process that an artist doesn't rethink each time. Style comes from personality and experience-from history, from ancestors. It all gets very tangled and complex. If it were less so, the results would be much less interesting."