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Gale Hart "Sic" Solo Exhibition

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On View: March 3 - 28, 2021
Virtual Preview: Wednesday, Mar. 3rd @ 6PM PST
VIP Collectors Event: Friday, Mar. 5, 5-9PM

Gale Hart's abstract paintings are debuting at Voss Gallery, San Francisco in Match 2021.

Voss Gallery presents “Sic,” a solo exhibition of abstract paintings and bronze and steel sculptures by Gale Hart that were created during lockdown in response to the pandemic and America’s political meltdown.

The exhibition is on view March 3-28, 2021. A virtual exhibition preview will be held on Instagram Live (@vossgallery) on Wednesday, Mar. 3rd at 6PM PST. Join us for a VIP Collectors event at the gallery on Friday, Mar. 5th 5-9PM to enjoy the first viewing of the exhibition in an elevated and fun environment. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6PM or by appointment; face covering required and social distancing enforced. We are closely following the situation with COVID-19 via the CDC and SF Department of Public Health and will share any updates on our website, newsletter, and social media channels.

The evolution of an ongoing series, Hart's latest sculptures are more ambitious in scale and complexity of materials.  In the context of the studio, the spray can is simply one tool among many. Here, they are magnified in scale and covered with a colorful fusion of gestures and images from abstraction to Pop Art and graffiti. Twisted and bent, the cans appear to be crushed, suggesting their emptiness and demise as a useful tool. But a can is not just a can—their grand scale and sensual folds reference classic definitions of sculpture. The process of experimentation and fine tuning reflects an unwavering interest in the impact of form that aligns Hart’s work with earlier masters in the tradition of sculpture. Merging technical mastery, Pop Art and contemporary street vocabulary is her way of examining the historical tradition of multiple mediums.

The bronze hoods are mini monuments to the street artist. They started out as knit beanies, a symbol of toughness meant for concealing the identity of the artist bombing pieces under cover. The beanie is iconic streetwear, uniform of artists, athletes, the hip and the hardworking. However, in the midst of the pandemic and civil uprising the hoods became more ominous as the alchemy of fabric to metal turned more evocative of a reflection on masking and protection.

Deep in isolation, pandemic and political meltdown, what began as a journey into abstract painting evolved into striking visceral gestures of coiled, arteries that pulse and slide out of frame.

“While we focus on differences and issues, in the end we all are made up of the same tissues. We are precious and vulnerable.”—Gale Hart

View Gale Hart's available bronze sculptures at Voss Gallery, San Francisco.

Self-taught artist GALE HART (b. Lansing, Michigan, 1956) has established an energetic 40-year career experimenting with new techniques and materials often incorporating sarcasm and humor in her work to exaggerate the absurd.  Hart’s work serves as a vehicle for her witty and critical eye on the social issues of contemporary life in American culture over the past half-century. She has shown at Context Miami, FL; Context New York, NY; The Los Angeles Art Show, CA; and Art Aspen, CO; and exhibits nationally. Since 2012, Gale has received over five public art commissions for the city of Sacramento, CA and recently completed a major commission for the city of Elk Grove, CA.

VOSS GALLERY's mission is to inspire, connect and enrich lives by making the art buying process easy, accessible and fun! We’re committed to helping collectors at any stage find the perfect piece for their space with a variety of options for every budget. We work closely with our family of artists to produce dynamic solo and thematically organized group shows and socially-conscious projects to benefit the greater community. New exhibitions are presented approximately every three to four weeks and are curated with an emphasis on New Contemporary work by national emerging artists.

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Joshua Nissen King "Fruit of Another"

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ABOUT THE SOLO EXHIBITION

Voss Gallery presents “Fruit of Another,” a solo exhibition of pop surrealist paintings by Joshua Nissen King which depict nature as a kaleidoscopic dreamscape where the harmonies of color turn chaos into serenity.

The exhibition is on view September 9-October 3, 2020. Contact us to schedule an appointment to meet the artist on Saturday, September 12th between 2-6PM; these 30 minute visits are limited to 4 people at a time. A virtual celebration with the artist will be held on Instagram Live (@vossgallery) on Saturday, September 26, 6-7PM. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6PM or by appointment; please wear a face covering and observe social distancing. We are closely following the situation with COVID-19 via the CDC and SF Department of Public Health and will share any updates on our website, newsletter, and social media channels.

A serpentine shape beckons explorers to follow; this uncanny narrator will be our guide, twisting and turning through a saturated world, each abstract painting both a portal and horizon for the next. Movement is paramount, collisions inevitable, yet the sense of play is primal. Seeds, blossoms, flora and flesh drift this world on ethereal currents. Suffused in luscious color, they break all bonds with their beginnings and search out new roles in this strange, wondrous tapestry.

In “Fruit of Another,” Nissen King explores nature's panoply of conflict and desire, in which disparate elements, structures and hues portending chaos mysteriously twist, weave and merge into gardens of unexpected wonder and tranquility. Refusing all boundaries and rules of known gravitation, a fertile new ecosystem declares its quest for connection and profound determination to thrive.

“We all bear our own fruit and shine our own light. We are inherently drawn to each others blossoms in a primal way. Just as color knows no bounds, love and lust doesn't either. The purest form of existence is the desire for one another.” –Joshua Nissen King

 

JOSHUA NISSEN KING (b. 1987) is a contemporary painter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He employs oil paint, aerosol, and masking techniques to depict the detritus of the artificial world in relation to nature. King holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in education from California State University, San Francisco. He participates in exhibitions across the West Coast and has received an arts grant from the Mondavi Foundation, CA and a painting scholarship from the Martin Wong Foundation, CA.

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Tati Holt "Fabuloso"

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ABOUT THE SOLO EXHIBITION

Voss Gallery presents “Fabuloso,” a solo exhibition of hyperrealist oil paintings by Tati Holt that are inspired by the unique cultural heritage of San Francisco’s Mission District.

The exhibition is on view July 8 - August 1, 2020. A virtual reception with the artist will be held on Instagram Live (@vossgallery) on Saturday, July 18, 7-8PM; RSVP is encouraged for event updates and special promotions. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 12-6PM or by appointment.

“I want people to take away what a special place it is. Even though things change, it is important for us to preserve our cultural heritage and traditions––which is what makes The Mission so special.” –Tati Holt.

View available work by Tati Holt!


Tati Holt (b. El Paso, TX, 1980) is a hyperrealist painter based in Los Angeles, California. She has shown at Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL; Superfine! Fair, Los Angeles, CA; Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA and exhibits internationally. Holt studied visual art at The Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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Tati Holt's "Fabuloso" Install Photographs at Voss Gallery, San Francisco

Tati Holt's "Fabuloso" Install Photographs at Voss Gallery, San Francisco

Tati Holt's "Fabuloso" Install Photographs at Voss Gallery, San Francisco

Tati Holt's "Fabuloso" Install Photographs at Voss Gallery, San Francisco

Tati Holt's "Fabuloso" Install Photographs at Voss Gallery, San Francisco

Tati Holt's "Fabuloso" Install Photographs at Voss Gallery, San Francisco

Tati Holt's "Fabuloso" Install Photographs at Voss Gallery, San Francisco

Tati Holt's "Fabuloso" Install Photographs at Voss Gallery, San Francisco

Tati Holt's "Fabuloso" Install Photographs at Voss Gallery, San Francisco

Tati Holt's "Fabuloso" Install Photographs at Voss Gallery, San Francisco

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Jeremy Novy "The First Pride Was A Riot"

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View install photographs of Jeremy Novy's "The First Pride Was A Riot," a pop-up exhibition of street art organized in conjunction with SF Pride. The exhibition is on view June 24 - July 4, 2020.

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John Osgood "In Plain Sight" Solo Exhibition

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View install photographs of John Osgood's "In Plain Sight" solo exhibition at Voss Gallery from May 20-June 20, 2020. The exhibition features contemporary urban paintings by Osgood that examines our perception of identity and the collective human experience.

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