A look at Joshua Mays huge mural he recently completed in Oakland with Athen B. Gallery! The wall is titled "Beacon Frequency Reader" and is painted in Joshua's signature style. Be sure to stop by and check it out on in person as it is located at 1700 Broadway St. in Downtown Oakland.
A huge thanks to everyone that made it out to the opening reception of "Conversations and Color" a solo exhibition by Heather Day currently on view in Downtown San Francisco with Athen B. Gallery. This exhibition was a long time coming and we can't thank Heather for all of her hard work! It's an exhibition will never forget. We want to also thank all of the collectors and our gallery staff for their patience and support with making this exhibition come to light. It was a night filled with excitement so again we cannot thank our Bay Area art community for coming out to show support! More pop ups soon?!
The exhibition is currently open to the public, Tuesday to Saturday 12-6pm at 160 Spear St. If you can't make it to the exhibition but would like to view the works online, you can here: Paper - Canvas. If you would like to grab one of the catalog's from "Conversations and Color" you can find that here: Catalog. If you have any questions about the exhibition of works in the exhibition contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Photographs by Gallery Curator, Brock Brake.
Be sure to join just this Tuesday, October 10th at the pop up space for a conversation with Athen B. Gallery Direct Sorell Raino-Tsui, Creative Director Luke Williams and artist Heather Day.
October 17th we have Facebook Design Program Manger James Fleming, Musician Chase McBride, Artist Anna Segreeva and Artist Thomas Koff!
On October 24th, Athen B. Curator Brock Brake put together a local Female Artists Panel hosted by Alfonso Cosio and will feature artists - Heather Day, Meryl Pataky, Kelly Ording, Yetunde Olabaju, Nicomi Nix Turner, Erin Fong, and Lena Gustafson.
Where: 160 Spear Street, San Francisco
Who: The show is freely open to the public. No tickets needed.
When: 6:30 p.m. October 10, 17 and 24, 2017
Thanks to a partnership with Subaru, on October 10, 17 and 24 we will be holding lectures about working within the creative process. From music to painting, our speakers span multiple careers and genres, as do our topics.
Press Release | Athen B. Gallery is delighted to open our fall season with the solo exhibition "Conversations and Color" by Heather Day on October 6 at 160 Spear Street in San Francisco. Join us for the opening from 6-10pm. The exhibition features new mixed media paintings on canvas that convey a year of travel and research into the relationships between color, line, texture and conversation. Photographs by Margaret Austin.
Artist Statement by Heather Day | I travel seeking stories of all kinds—stories behind people, places, sound, and nature—and bring them home to my San Francisco studio to create an interpretation. From collecting moments in wooded areas or near agitated rivers, travel is research and painting is the reaction. It lets me go deeper through combining the images and emotions I accumulate from the road; it’s the reflectionary period where all elements of an experience come together.
My recent work tells the story of a year looking, feeling and listening to the connections between conversations and color. Conversations represent interaction and exchanges—not only between people themselves, but also between nature and human. Observing the rhythm of a tide and the rhythm of a city—it all breaks down into line, texture and hue. Conversations are merely reactions to this rhythm. Whether we’re talking to a friend, interacting with nature or are left stewing in our own thoughts, conversations permeate life. They become ideas and memories that evolve and eventually dissolve.
At the center of all is color. It’s raw emotion, movement and response. It’s the means to control energy and direct the eye. Color parallels the same energy and motion I see in life, which dictates the act of painting. The process requires the fluidity and strength found in nature—from short, abrupt marks to great surging washes of paint. It demands the entire body, not just the hand. With each piece, I’m in a new place. And the more I paint, the more I want to keep searching.
Bio | Heather Day was born in 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2012, she graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with her BFA. Her work is included in both national and international collections, including Facebook Inc., Warner Brothers Inc., The Ritz-Carlton and Snapchat Inc. This is her fifth solo show and first with Athen B. Gallery.