Recent Paintings

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18, 2007 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 34" © courtesy of the Artist and Brian Gross Fine Art
Recent Paintings

248 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
May 22nd, 2008 - June 28th, 2008
Opening: May 22nd, 2008 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Potrero District
Tue-Sat 11-6


Bay Area painter Donald Feasél, opens his fourth solo exhibition at Brian Gross Fine Art on Thursday, May 22 with a reception for the artist from 5:30-7:30 pm. Feasel's bold new works are explorations in energetic pours of black pigment on raw canvas. The exhibition will continue through June 28.

Known for his abstract paintings, Feasél has created new gestural works in a fresh way. The warmth of the canvas juxtaposed to the dark, energetic lines give the work a retro feel, harkening to the days of cool jazz. The compositions have a minimal, yet exceedingly vibrant quality, as the marks zig-zag across the canvas, bouncing from one side to another, drips trailing the spontaneous but controlled movement. The artist moves from one painting to the next, working on unstretched canvas later mounted on frames. On display will be small to mid-sized paintings, the largest painting measuring 48 by 72 inches in size.

Donald Feasél is an accomplished Bay Area painter, whose abstract oil paintings have generated critical acclaim over the years. Originally from Los Angeles, he received his BA from UCLA in 1976, and studied with Elmer Bischoff at the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his MFA in 1984. His work has been included in numerous Bay Area exhibitions, and he is represented in the collections of the di Rosa Preserve, Napa, and the San Jose Museum of Art. He is currently a lecturer at San Jose State University and maintains his studio practice in San Francisco.