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Let’s Review…

Holy holy!  It’s the end of the year already and looking back through the past twelve months, I’m really impressed by how great the art and shows were, and also dismayed by how I forgot some of them. So, in case all y’alls have forgotten because of the barrage of great art you have encountered over the year, let’s review and savor one last time before the end of the world comes (it’ll be 2012, after all).

We began the year with As It Was Before, a two person show by Martin Machado and Todd Freeman with install by Aleksandra Zee.

Ghost Fish by Martin Machado

Ghost Fish by Martin Machado

Torch Lake by Todd Freeman

Torch Lake by Todd Freeman

Then on to February with the resin collage work of Sebastian Wahl‘s Kaleidoscope Eyes.

Kaleidoscope Eye 4 by Sebastian Wahl

Kaleidoscope Eye 4 by Sebastian Wahl

In March we had The Letter Collector which was a massive group show with all the artists showing their love of script and type.

Z by Eli Harris

Z by Eli Harris

S by Damon Macgregor

S by Damon Macgregor

With April came American Mythic, Peter Gronquist‘s use of ebay items and mixed media to create a variety of interesting and tongue-in-cheek works.

American Mythic by Peter Gronquist

American Mythic by Peter Gronquist

Robert Minervini‘s Sunken Dreams owned May with the geodesic domes settled in quiet dystopian landscapes.

Under the Influence of the Season by Robert Minervini

Under the Influence of the Season by Robert Minervini

June was a healthy serving of Bad Casserole, David Bayus‘ mixed media works.

That Museum Visit by David Bayus

That Museum Visit by David Bayus

July came with Lisa Congdon‘s Icelandic inspired works in Boreas with installation by Sarah Applebaum.

Antarctic Camper by Lisa Congdon

Antarctic Camper by Lisa Congdon

Extra Dimensional Quilt by Sarah Applebaum

Extra Dimensional Quilt by Sarah Applebaum

We had Gregory Ito‘s Point of Vision, an exploration in broadening his own perception on time for the whole of August.

As the Sun sets with Grace by Gregory Ito

As the Sun sets with Grace by Gregory Ito

Post-apocalyptic Sanguine Machine: Antedeluvian Artifacts from Futures Past by Beau Stanton presented us with creation/destruction in September.

Mortality Mask by Beau Stanton

Mortality Mask by Beau Stanton

Pakayla Biehn had October superimposed and double-exposed with her paintings in (t)here.

On and Ever Onward by Pakayla Biehn

On and Ever Onward by Pakayla Biehn

And last but not very least, we finish out the year with Scott Greenwalt‘s Alchemist, delving into what “change” really means.

Thousands of Years ago in the Future by Scott Greenwalt

Thousands of Years ago in the Future by Scott Greenwalt

Dang. That’s a lotta good art.

Robert Minervini’s Paintings & Opening Reception Pics

We had a great time at the opening of Sunken Dreams by Robert Minervini and we hope you did too. We are psyched out of our minds because we love his work so much. We had an awesome opening reception, thanks to all you who made it out and we are looking forward to spending the rest of the month with Minervini’s work! We would like to take this time to show you some of his past paintings mixed with some new. Enjoy :)

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Here are some quick snap shots from the opening reception, if you didn’t make it out… the work is still up so come on by and see whats good.
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Robert Minervini: Sunken Dreams Video

As a busy weekend approaches of art auctions, exhibitions, and events, we’ve spotlighted a San Francisco artist who’s taken the surrounding environment and translated it into beautiful paintings for his solo exhibition titled Sunken Dreams. Check out what Robert Minervini has to say about his influences, views on art and upcoming exhibition.

Please join us for the opening reception on May 7th, 2011 from 6-11pm.

Video By Third Street Works.

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Artist video in the making.

Our lovely friends over at Lumbroso Productions have been working with artist, Robert Minervini, to produce a video about the process and inspiration behind the upcoming exhibition titled Sunken Dreams. Check out a few snapshots Hiro took from the shoot, and keep an eye out for the video in the coming week.

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Gallery Hijinks proudly presents Sunken Dreams, a solo exhibition by Robert Minervini. The paintings in this new body of work are inspired by the history of the geodesic dome and are a continuation of the artist’s urban landscapes exploring utopian and dystopian environments. Please join us for the opening reception on May 7th, 2011 from 6-10pm.

The word Utopia originates from the literal Greek meaning “non place,” suggesting that perfection can only exist in the realm of imagination. Minervini’s work presents invented spaces that are based on reality, but revel in artificiality.  In these desolate dreamlike non-places, the artist subverts nature and constructs or destroys architectural sites alluding to the making of a utopian and/or dystopian environment.

“Sunken Dreams” suggests the potential futility of aspiring for a better future in the face of humanity’s self-destructiveness.   The inspiration for this series comes from the life and work of R. Buckminster Fuller who had, among other things, popularized the geodesic dome. Fuller had a vision for a utopian future, one which he saw as attainable through the innovation and implementation of science and engineering.  Fuller’s iconic dome structure was the pinnacle of his design and by implementing them into this body of work, the artist hopes to make a connection between Fuller’s ideologies through symbolically utilizing his structures.

Minervini draws reference from an archive of photographs both personal and researched in order to construct the environments within each composition. With this framework he then utilizes innovative painting techniques to create layer upon layer of depth and texture. Vibrant colors remove the image from its reality and call attention to the origin of the digital image. “While I am interested in the process of working from digitally processed imagery, I place a strong emphasis on spontaneity, materiality, and revealing the painting process.” The end result is an image where abandoned landscapes stretch to the horizon and vast ruins of urban decay slowly crumble under the beauty of a pastel sunset.

Robert Minervini received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009, and his BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2005. His work has been exhibited nationally including Marine Contemporary, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, The Brooklyn Historical Society, the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, and the Pennsylvania State Museum. He has been awarded the Murphy/Cadogan Fellowship by the San Francisco Foundation in 2008, and the Edwin Austin Abbey Mural Fellowship by the National Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. He has been a resident artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Root Division Studio Program. His work has been published in New American Painting No.91, and Mural Art: Large Scale Art from Walls Around the World.

Sunken Dreams opens May 7th, 2011 and will be on display until May 28th, 2011 and is open to the public.

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