"Layers" Duo Exhibition
Featuring: John Osgood & Trent Thompson
Opening Reception: Friday, Aug. 6, 5-9PM
Showing: August 4-28, 2021
3344 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Voss Gallery presents “Layers” a duo exhibition of new contemporary paintings and sculptures by John Osgood and Trent Thompson, with woodworking by Ross Peters, showing August 4-28, 2021. An Opening Reception with the artists will be held on Friday, August 6th, 5-9PM. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6PM or by appointment.
"Layers have literal and symbolic meanings in my work. The literal component applies to the many physical layers in my process that I use to achieve the texture and dimensionality in the composition. Symbolically, the colors and brushstrokes match my emotions and feelings at the time of creation and the text, phrases and images represent the shared human journey that we are all experiencing together. I weave everything from pop cultural references and events to intimate family experiences like the birth of my son into my work. These narratives are represented through vivid colors, words, and hidden gems. My paintings share elements of the human journey filled with emotions and life experiences which makes each piece feel familiar and relatable.”–John Osgood
"In this series I seek to reveal unseen layers. Creating a sculptural element to an otherwise two-dimensional medium and an in-depth look at the process in which a piece comes to life. The paintings within “Layers” represents the human condition through reflections on creative process, interpretations of songs, and nature. I partnered with Ross Peters to bring these initial concepts to life. Each work is a new set of risks and rewards. I am inspired by the idea that my artwork has the power to spark movements and systems greater than myself.”–Trent Thompson
JOHN OSGOOD (b. 1977) is a contemporary urban artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work incorporates visual and stylistic elements of street art, graffiti, pop culture and cubism to depict the human condition. Osgood layers a combination of acrylic, aerosol, and oil paint on either canvas or wood panel to create his vibrant and textural paintings. This process-oriented approach mirrors the multifaceted nature of memory and the collective human experience. Osgood holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University with a minor in Fine Arts. He participates in exhibitions across the US and his murals can be found along the West Coast, UK, and Spain.
TRENT THOMPSON (b. 1995) is a dynamic artist and social entrepreneur based in the San Fransisco Bay Area. Born and raised in Rochester New York, childhood trips to contemporary museums and city streets exposed “E Trent” to the diverse creative potential of reinventing space through artwork. His work incorporates the bright chaos of street art with explosions of incandescent color filtered through a perspective of a more traditionally trained artist. Trent has sought to set himself apart not only through his portfolio but by the way his projects incorporate themselves into the community.