Paper / Mylar / Vellum
Opening at Brian Gross Fine Art on July 2, 2009, Paper / Mylar / Vellum is a group exhibition featuring selected works by gallery artists that explore the use of three foundational mediums—paper, mylar, and vellum—in the form of prints, paintings, mixed media and drawings. Artists to be included are Joe Amrhein, Lewis deSoto, Josh Dov, Donald Feasél, Linda Fleming, Robert Jack, Stephen Sollins, Nellie King Solomon and Andrea Way. The show runs through August 26.
On display will be the KLS series of digital prints by multi-media artist Lewis deSoto. Inspired by the Hermann Hesse novella, Klingsor’s Last Summer, deSoto traces the colors described in each chapter of the story. With a system of analyzation using internet searches and image processing, he determines the palette of colors used to make each ring in the circular compositions. They comprise a powerful installation of ten framed works.
In counterpoint to deSoto will be a new eight by eight foot painting on mylar, Loud Cloud, by San Francisco painter Nellie King Solomon. Solomon has hit her stride in recent paintings, with bold, dramatic gestures and a sense of exuberance in non-traditional materials. New York artist Joe Amrhein will display a signature work that reproduces phrases from art criticism painted as signage on mylar strips. Bay Area sculptor Linda Fleming will exhibit a new five foot drawing, and Andrea Way will show a new ballpoint pen drawing that is a veritable patchwork of inked patterns. Other works on view will be a painting on vellum by Donald Feasél, and works on paper by artists Josh Dov, Robert Jack and Stephen Sollins.
Project Room: An adjunct exhibition of works on paper by Bay area legends Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Richard Diebenkorn, Roy De Forest and James Weeks.