Figurative Painters: Bay Area and Beyond

Hours: Friday 11-5, Saturday & Sunday 12-5

We’re kicking off the new year with a showcase of works from the Bay Area Figurative Movement. This movement, also known as the Bay Area Figurative School, Bay Area Figurative Art, Bay Area Figuration, was a mid-20th Century art movement made up of a group of artists in the San Francisco Bay Area who abandoned working in the prevailing style of Abstract Expressionism in favor of a return to figuration in painting during the 1950s and onward into the 1960s. Our exhibition features works from artists like Theophilus Brown, James Weeks, Kim Frohsin, Manuel Neri, Paul Wonner, and many more.

Kim Frohsin Painting

Exhibition

Yoshio Taylor

Join us for new, never-seen-before works by Yoshio Taylor whose latest colorful menagerie of works expand upon his ideas on the culture and history of ages past.

Yoshio Taylor has worked in clay for over two decades and has become one of Sacramento Valley’s foremost artist in the field of ceramics. Taylor received his master’s degree from California State University, Sacramento in 1979. He went on to University of California, Berkeley where he received his Master of Fine Arts while studying with Peter Voulkos. Currently, he teaches full time at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento.

DATES

Start: October 21st
End: January 30th

Exhibition

Pat Mahony

This exhibition includes works by colorist Pat Mahony whose focus remains centered around how to equally convey dramatic impressions and intensity. Mahony’s paintings in this exhibition are the culmination of a career spent exploring the contrast of light and dark; the results are the closest Mahony has come to absolute abstraction—her ultimate goal. Her work, often large-scaled, emphasizes color, composition and drama. Pat Mahony was born in 1951 in Los Angeles, California. In 1973, she graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara. Her work hovers between abstraction and representation; saturated tones and lush abstraction are combined with the goal of creating the perfect balance between dark and light. Mahony’s subject matter ranges from urban scenes, river landscapes, and still life to figures.

DATES

Start: October 21st
End: January 30th

Pat-mahony-paintings

“Art Objects”: Palette to Palate

Many artists have a diverse palette to their glazes and highlight a range of visual dioramas through ceramics. Art Objects: Palette to Palate aims to celebrate this through the form of functional tabletop ceramics.

The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts will provide several culinary experiences using works from the exhibition.

DATES

Start: December 2nd
End: January 24th