Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Curating the new January exhibit

So last December, I had the same challenge i'm faced with right now: find the most determined emerging artists that I can find, then have a huge group show for them. Let me tell, you, it is a fascinatinating process. We have been meeting artists from as far away as Sonoma, to as close by as the Haight district, and so far it has been an amazing journey.

The whole reason for us wanting to do this kind of exhibit is because, as emerging artists ourselves, we know how hard it can be to break into the scene, and we know that not a lot of galleries are interested in the emergers, and that can dampen their inspiration. I do believe however, that by me curating my second anual emerging artists exhibit, that word can spread, and all you artists wanting to take the plunge might have an extra reason to for 2013! And soon maybe even other galleries will be inspired to feature the brand new emerging artists in their city.

What's most fascinating to me about the aspiring artists is the rawness in their works. The haven't been so polished that they know exactly what to paint and in what style, but rather, their images are full of imagination and possibilities. The are on the path to where soon their art form will be so finely executed and with so much purpose as they evolve. But one day, they will come back over these first few paintings from their first few series, and remember what they were, where the came from, and where they are going.

Here are some images from our studio visits!
Sarah Haba

Sarah Haba

Beatrice Hunt

in the studio with Paul Morin

Hephaestus, oil and leaf on canvas, Paul Morin
oil on canvas, Kate Daly

It Will Only Leave A Little Scar, oil on canvas, Kate Daly

This new show will open on Friday January 6th at 6:00pm at Driftwood Salon and will feature many of the above images and many many more not posted here. Hope you guys can make it!

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