The last art exhibit of the year! The next one will mark my 1 year anniversary of curating the San Francisco office of Ntropic. Wow, time flies.
I chose the date and theme of this show specifically to work around most people's holiday schedule, and to give myself a little time at the beginning of next year to work out the 1 year anniversary/spring exhibit. Since this exhibit starts at the end of fall, and goes through winter, I've decided to make the changing seasons during this time my theme.
The artwork featured in Art Exhibit IV was chosen to represent various steps in the process of renewal through removal, mirroring some of the natural processes seen in the fall and winter seasons. Creatures shed their skin, grow thick fur, and go into hibernation. Trees lose their leaves, harden their bark, and set down deep roots. The process of shedding the old, stripping down, and letting go of the past in order to refresh and grow anew in spring.
Each artist I've chosen represents a different part of the cycle. Brian Conery and Victoria May’s mixed media and sculptural works represent the removal/stripping down/leaving things behind part of the process. Heather Day and Yoni Matatyaou's paintings remind us that this leads to new growth, renewal, and the spark of energy that erupts in spring.
As usual the opening reception is guest list only, if you're interested in viewing the exhibition at a later time, I'd be happy to schedule an appointment to give you a tour!