Artist reception: June 22 / 6-8 pm
In this group show we’ve brought together the work of three San Francisco painters who find their inspiration, whether urban or rural, in the landscape around them.
For Larry Morace the city remains a favorite subject. The pieces chosen for this show depict urban scenes in San Francisco bathed in the dramatic light of early morning or late afternoon. Larry takes queues from the “built in visual structure” of an urban setting. Geometric shapes emerge from contrasting shadow and light; and are combined with striking tonal color, capturing fleeting moments of city life.
Jenny Wantuch’s life long love of the natural world is evident in her dynamic landscape paintings. She often paints en plein air using those works as reference for larger studio pieces. Physically being in the elements, painting what she sees and feels is key to work. The pieces, included in this show, mostly depict water in both calm and energized states. Her color pallet is bold and the line work somewhat graphic, giving her landscapes a highly contemporary feel.
Bruce Katz has been painting and drawing from an early age. In recent years he he’s turned his focus to working directly from life whether his subject is landscape, city streets or still life. Bruce enjoys painting en plein air. The play of light and shadow, the juxtaposition of architectural forms against organic shapes, inform his compositions. The pieces being shown depict both familiar San Francisco street scenes and rural landscapes.
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