Project One Gallery at ArtPadSF
- May 17, 2012—May 21, 2012
Project One Gallery is proud to present Room 46 at the second annual ArtPadSF, a boutique art fair at the Phoenix Hotel happening May 17 to 20. Last year’s ArtPadSF successfully established the event as an innovative and illustrious new force in San Francisco’s art scene. Project One is excited to be a part of ArtPadSF 2012 and to take this opportunity to showcase the work of nine bold, boundary-pushing artists, six of whom will be presenting solo exhibits at P1 in the coming months.
Nick Flatt’s five-foot-wide painting SuckFuckYon is indicative of his provocative thematic point of view and hyper-realistic style, which will also be on display at Project One beginning June 6.
Franz Szony, whose solo exhibition at P1 begins July 8, aptly describes himself as a “photographic painter” or “character portraitist”; his photographs capture a lush, seductive beauty that transcends traditional photography.
Jet Martinez and Kelly Ording will be showing at Project One beginning on August 8. Jet Martinez’s striking use of color and pattern celebrates traditional Mexican folk art while establishing a fresh, modern, original aesthetic, which can also be seen in public murals across San Francisco. Kelly Ording’s work includes public murals and installations, and has recently explored mark making and the use of repetitive geometric shapes to create a visual language.
Justin Young’s work, which considers the idea of evolution as a fusion of nature and technology and addresses environmental and anthropomorphic themes, has shown at numerous prestigious institutions around the globe. He will present an interactive visual display as well as projected images, and more of his work in a range of mediums will be on view at P1 beginning November 1.
René Garcia, Jr., whose dazzling, glitter-coated canvases have been displayed at Project One since its inception, will present a new piece inspired by a classic painting of Napoleon Bonaparte, and even more of his meticulously handcrafted, decadently enticing work can be viewed at P1 starting November 28.
Aline Dargie will be installing sensuously organic blown glass sculptures, Xiang Gao will display sharp, emotive, strikingly graphic images influenced by a blend of Gao’s Chinese background and Western cultural influences, and Robert Bowen, whose work is currently displayed as part of Ceci n’est pas une Galerie, P1’s tribute to contemporary surrealism, will be sharing more examples of his distinctively odd and evocative reappropriations of familiar images in humorously skewed contexts.
Project One Gallery is thrilled to highlight these artists’ impressive talent and techniques in the uniquely intimate and exciting setting provided by ArtPadSF 2012.