Contemplation and Musings: Kathryn Kain, Tatiana Lyskova, Mary Southall, Linda Larson

posted by on 2018.05.10, under Uncategorized
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Opening Reception May 12 / 6-8 pm

As a poetic precursor to the long days of summer, we’re pleased to present this lovely group exhibit, featuring the work of four Hunters Point Shipyard artists. Stop by for the reception or come view it during gallery hours, through the 10th of June.
Kathryn Kain was born in Toledo, Ohio and studied art at the Cleveland Art Institute, Toledo University and Arizona State before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. She completed a BFA, emphasis on printmaking at San Jose State University. She earned her MFA in printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. Nature, nurture and the deep connection between humans and plants inspire her work. Drawing perishable objects in the vanitas still life tradition, her work features beautifully rendered fruits, flowers and branches. Selected ephemera, collected images and found papers offer hints of narrative in her drawings and prints. Her monotypes, collages and paintings have been shown across the US and Mexico.
Tatiana Lyskova was a widely-acclaimed, prizewinning illustrator and printmaker in Moscow before she moved to San Francisco in 1998. She graduated as a Bachelor of Graphic Design from Moscow University of Print (Press), Russia. She has successfully worked in fields of book illustration, print design, typeface design, and web design. Fine art, and particularly etching, is important part of her life. Her subjects are literary in nature – witty, ironic and graceful. She strives to capture a vision that sees nature in alternative way; one full of details that may pass unnoticed by many. Tatiana’s works are held in private collections in USA and Europe. 
Originally from Edinburgh Scotland, Linda Larson is a painter that lives and works in San Francisco. Formally educated in both Scotland and the US, Linda is life long artist who has shown in many galleries throughout California and the UK. She uses oil paints and mostly traditional grisaille methods of layering light. She paints on wood, art board and clay board as these rigid surfaces hold light well. Linda’s work often depicts the ephemera of seasonal transitions through lush, vibrant, dreamlike landscapes. Fragments from her past that connect with her present work that inspire her everyday observations. Her work is always evolving.
Mary Southall is a San Francisco artist, originally from Texas. She received her BFA from Texas State University in San Marcos. Mary spent several years in Austin as director of a cooperative gallery. She also founded Acme Art Gallery and Studios before relocating to San Francisco. After taking a hiatus from painting Mary began to experiment with new techniques. She discovered inspiration in a plethora of old family papers and images. By working in collage, paper, image transfer and acrylics, she’s found a new visual depth. Her paintings serve as visual journeys, seeking answers to questions about life’s mysterious connections.

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