Join Athen B. Gallery tomorrow, June 11th in celebrating one full year of exhibitions, public art projects, and community happenings. We are so proud to be a part of the Bay Area art community, and look forward to more years of serving the neighborhood.
The One Year Group Exhibition includes 15 local and international artists that embody the core aesthetics we value as a creative space. The show epitomizes the diversity of talent and approach prioritized by our curatorial vision.
CANNON DILL | FRANCO FASOLI | HERAKUT | KYLE LYPKA
LAURA BERGER | LEIGHTON KELLY | MERYL PATAKY
MICHAEL REEDER | NICOMI NIX TURNER | RICKY LEE GORDON
SERGIO GARCIA | SHERYO AND THE YOK | TROY LOVEGATES | ZIO ZIEGLER
OPENING RECEPTION | JUNE 11TH AT 7pm
ON VIEW THROUGH | JULY 1, 2016
Franco Fasoli’s contribution to the show comes from the Benaki Museum of Art in Athens, Greece. His large works depicting outbursts in clusters of figures express confusion of identity and power struggles. His latest collaborative work “Primer territorio libre de America” was created with the help of five other artists, and local children. The massive collage is hanging in the Caraffa Museum in Córdoba, Argentina as part of the show "Pioneros de un viaje a ningún lado" translating to “Pioneers of a trip to nowhere”.
Cannon Dill’s piece “Climb all ya want, there’s nothing at the top” is a departure from Dill’s past work, and a preview for Dill’s upcoming solo exhibition “Casual Decline” at Athen B. Gallery in October.
Kyle Lypka, a local emerging artist brings the spirit of experimentation and process based learning to the show. His ceramic figure sculptures are textured with unnamable crusts of color, and placed upon plaque and pedestal. The figures fuse fine art sensibility with the innate desire to define the role of man.
Sergio Garcia has shown in galleries and museums internationally, and joins the One Year Anniversary show with three sculptural pieces. The culturally resonant sculptures are a hyper real representation of isolated gestures and props that relate to the viewer in a variety of responses- all welcomed by the artist.