ATHEN B. GALLERY
Athen B. Gallery is proud to announce, “Opus Die”, a solo exhibition by San Francisco artist, Beau Adams. Adams creates richly textured oil paintings on canvas and finely detailed watercolor works on paper with gold leaf applique. In a style inspired by classical pietas and Byzantine era icon paintings, the works introduce modern symbolism and ideologies. Beau creates images of holy men with patterned vestments and Russian gang tattoos, vivid and energetic oil paintings borrowing from classical composition that highlight a violence intertwined with religion throughout history. “Opus Die” is a play on the name of a religious sect Opus Dei, meaning Work of God.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 13th in Downtown Oakland at 7pm. The exhibition will be on view through March 4th, 2015 and is free to the public.
About Beau Adams:
A San Francisco native, Adams has been creating works intimately in his Potrero/Mission based studio for the past decade. Having stepped away from the exhibition circuit, Beau has amassed a large collection of works that have never been exhibited and are the culmination of a dedicated and profound personal and creative evolution. Having been in San Francisco for most of his life, Beaus roots in the community are strong. Beau is also a musician who’s performed with many bands throughout the years. When not in the studio, you can usually find Beau helping out at Idle Hand Tattoo or around the Lower Haight.