Summer Salon: Paint

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Untitled, 2011 Oil And Cold Wax On Canvas Over Panel 40 X 38 © Henry Jackson
Wink Wink, 2012 Oil On Canvas 42 X 40 © Leslie Allen
Postcard from Santa Monica, 2011 Oil On Canvas 60 X 48 © Chris Gwaltney
Beautifall, 2012 Oil On Canvas 36 X 36 © Kim Kitz
Bath Time, 2012 Mixed Media 24 X 24 © Michael Cutlip
Caelum 3, 2012 Mixed Media 48 X 48
Remnant, 2012 Mixed Media 20 X 20 © Dana James
Summer Salon: Paint

108 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
August 1st, 2012 - August 1st, 2012
Opening: August 11th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

North Bay/Napa
11 to 6, Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 on Sunday
Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, Art, best gallery in the Bay Area, color, oils, exhibition, reception, fine art, contemporary fine art. Leslie Allen, Michael Cutlip, Jylian Gustlin, Chris Gwaltney, Henry Jackson, Dana James, Kim Kitz, mixed-media, figurative, modern


Seager Gray Gallery presents the second in their two part Summer Salon Series.  The August exhibition focuses on paint with an emphasis on color. Artists include Leslie Allen, Michael Cutlip, Jylian Gustlin, Chris Gwaltney, Henry Jackson, Dana James and Kim Kitz.  The exhibition runs from August 1 through August 30.  There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday August 11 from 6 to 8pm.

Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience.   Chuck Close

For the second part of the Summer Salon series, we selected seven artists, each of whom has developed a signature and recognizable expression using paint as a medium.  Whether it is constructing and then deconstructing as in the works of Chris Gwaltney and Henry Jackson or in building up luminous divisions of space like Kim Kitz and Leslie Allen.  Michael Cutlip’s work resembles improvisational jazz compositions that bring disparate images together, finding new resolutions. Jylian Gustlin’s new series, Caelum, depicts colorful evocative figures in charged and airy atmospheres.  Finally, New York artist Dana James uses inks and glazes with acrylics to create images that have watercolor-like qualities in some areas contrasted with bright areas of opaque applications of paint. 

What: Summer Salon: Paint

Where: Seager Gray Gallery, 23 Sunnyside Ave.  Mill Valley, CA  94941
When: August 1 through August 30, 2012,
Reception for the Artist, 6 to 8 pm, Saturday, August 11

Hours: 11am to 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 on Sunday.