Guest curated by Danielle Steel
August 5 – August 28, 2009
Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce WORD, a group exhibition with guest curator, renowned author Danielle Steel. The show is comprised of artists represented by the gallery including Cara Barer, Patrick Dintino, and Mitch Jones as well as guest artists Ian Everard, Sofia Harrison, and Wendy Robushi among others.
“WORD. The very sound of it is such a strong message. There is so much contained in that single word. So much you can express with words. I’ve always been fascinated with paintings that have text in them, and enamored with both worlds: art and the written word. One is my passion, and the other a lifelong career, and what could be better than blending the two.
We have combined both elements in this show, and sought out artwork that includes text in the body of the work. It gives the art yet another dimension. So we bring you the beauty of the art…. and the power of the WORD.”
- Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel has been a passionate collector of art for many years. She owned and operated Steel Gallery in San Francisco from 2003-2006, exhibiting contemporary work by emerging artists. Steel has written 108 books, fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children's books. She runs two charitable foundations dedicated to mental illness and has received numerous awards for her work with the mentally ill. In 2009 she was honored with the Public Service Award from the Departments of Psychiatry at Cornell Medical Center and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the American Psychiatric Association. In 2002 she was decorated as an “Officier” of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for outstanding lifetime cultural achievement. She is the mother of nine children, and lives in San Francisco and Paris.
Andrea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South of Market district of San Francisco. ASG exhibits contemporary work of emerging to mid-career artists from the Bay Area and across the country. ASG participates in Last Saturday, www.last-saturday.com and is a member of SFADA, www.sfada.com. Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday 9 - 5, Saturday 1 - 5. Please note the gallery will be closed on Saturdays during the month of August. For further information and materials please contact Lauren Karas at 415-495-2090 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information may be found on our website, www.asgallery.com. Thank you!