Highly Contagious

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Highly Contagious

September 18th 2010 to October 9th 2010
Opening: September 18th 2010, 6-10pm

Highly Contagious is Gallery Hijinks’ second group exhibition featuring Chris Blackstock, Peter Gronquist,

Robert Minervini, Sebastian Wahl, Langdon Graves, Andrea Wan, Catherine Ryan, and Jen Mann. Together these eight artists bring a refreshing assortment of artistic mediums and perspectives.

Please join us for the opening reception on September 18th 2010, from 6-10pm.

Chris Blackstock's clay sculptures and installation depict a narrative of the notorious Tenderloin district in San Francisco. The “Loiners” and the “Creeples” include found bits and pieces of the neighborhood from which they were inspired.

Peter Gronquist is a sculptor who manipulates and glamorizes animals inspired by taxidermy mantle heads. He transforms these trophy heads, elongating and embellishing their horns, accessorizing them with skeletons and other adornments.

Robert Minervini’s work explores the intersection of nature and culture, drawing from 19th century heroic landscape painting and contemporary urban dwelling. For this exhibition his canvases take new shape and incorporate innovative painting techniques.

Sebastian Wahl’s enormous collages are meticulously created with countless details, sometimes taking up to a year to complete. At first his works may appear as large forms but upon closer inspection reveal great depth and narratives within them.

The figures in Langdon Graves’ drawings possess symbolism from ancient folk traditions, mysticism and various world religions. She creates multiple distinctions between these realities through her subjects anatomical transformation and disfiguration.

Andrea Wan has a strong passion for storytelling and image making. With a background in film and animation, her poetic watercolor and acrylic works depict scenes of action, adventure and imagination.

Catherine Ryan’s charcoal and acrylic artworks are strikingly luminous and mysterious. Her pieces investigate the relationships that exist between species, questioning the position of man as warrior, predator, and consumer.

Jen Mann is inspired by her own experience and understanding of society. The oil paintings that make up her Ornithology collection reflect freedom from societal norms, relating human nature to flora and fauna.

We present these eight emerging artists as a glimpse of what hijinks lie ahead. Highly Contagious opens September 18th and will be on display until October 9th, 2010 and is open to the public.

For more information on the exhibit or featured artists please visit galleryhijinks.com or email info@galleryhijinks.com

2309 Bryant Street • San Francisco, CA 94110 • www.galleryhijinks.com • info@galleryhijinks.com

Showing Through: September 18th - October 9th 2010

Highly Contagious is Gallery Hijinks' second group exhibition featuring Christopher Blackstock, Peter Gronquist, Robert Minervini, Sebastian Wahl, Langdon Graves, Andrea Wan, Catherine Ryan, and Jen Mann. Together these eight artists bring a refreshing assortment of artistic mediums and perspectives.

We present these eight emerging artists as a glimpse of what hijinks lie ahead. Highly Contagious opens September 18th and will be on display until October 9th, 2010 and is open to the public. For more information on the exhibit email info@galleryhijinks.com

Shows Images:

Langdon Graves - Life Like - graphite on mylar - 42" x 32"
Langdon Graves
Life Like
graphite on mylar
42" x 32"
Langdon Graves - Sisters - graphite on mylar - 32" x 32"
Langdon Graves
Sisters
graphite on mylar
32" x 32"
Langdon Graves - The Lovers - graphite on mylar - 38" x 32"
Langdon Graves
The Lovers
graphite on mylar
38" x 32"
Chris Blackstock - Leavenworth & Turk - clay, glass eyes, found objects, and spray paint - 15" x 15" x 19"
Chris Blackstock
Leavenworth & Turk
clay, glass eyes, found objects, and spray paint
15" x 15" x 19"
Chris Blackstock - Geary & Hyde - clay, glass eyes, found objects, and spray paint - 15" x 18" x 15"
Chris Blackstock
Geary & Hyde
clay, glass eyes, found objects, and spray paint
15" x 18" x 15"
Chris Blackstock - Jones & Ellis - clay, glass eyes, found objects, and spray paint - 8" x 17" x 14"
Chris Blackstock
Jones & Ellis
clay, glass eyes, found objects, and spray paint
8" x 17" x 14"
Robert Minervini - Inspiration - acrylic on canvas over panel - 18" round
Robert Minervini
Inspiration
acrylic on canvas over panel
18" round
Robert Minervini - Mobilization - acrylic on canvas over panel - 18" round
Robert Minervini
Mobilization
acrylic on canvas over panel
18" round
Robert Minervini - Aquafication - acrylic on canvas over panel - 18" round
Robert Minervini
Aquafication
acrylic on canvas over panel
18" round
Robert Minervini - Domestication - acrylic on canvas over panel - 18" round
Robert Minervini
Domestication
acrylic on canvas over panel
18" round
Catherine Ryan - The Bedroom - charcoal & acrylic on paper, mounted on panel - 47" x 46"
Catherine Ryan
The Bedroom
charcoal & acrylic on paper, mounted on panel
47" x 46"
Catherine Ryan - The Gorge - charcoal & acrylic on paper, mounted on panel - 9" x 12"
Catherine Ryan
The Gorge
charcoal & acrylic on paper, mounted on panel
9" x 12"
Catherine Ryan - Untitled - charcoal & acrylic on paper, mounted on panel - 18" x 24"
Catherine Ryan
Untitled
charcoal & acrylic on paper, mounted on panel
18" x 24"
Peter Gronquist - Unicorn Jackalope - taxidermy with gold plated sculpted unicorn - 7" x 12" x 14"
Peter Gronquist
Unicorn Jackalope
taxidermy with gold plated sculpted unicorn
7" x 12" x 14"
Sebastian Wahl - The Shrine - collage with resin on panel - 48" x 30"
Sebastian Wahl
The Shrine
collage with resin on panel
48" x 30"
Sebastian Wahl - Flower Of Life - collage with resin on panel - 24" x 24"
Sebastian Wahl
Flower Of Life
collage with resin on panel
24" x 24"
Jen Mann - Follow - oil on canvas - 48" x 48"
Jen Mann
Follow
oil on canvas
48" x 48"
Jen Mann - Dont Hide Your Face Dear - oil on canvas - 24" x 30"
Jen Mann
Dont Hide Your Face Dear
oil on canvas
24" x 30"
Andrea Wan - Suburbians 1 - watercolor on paper - 12" x 16"
Andrea Wan
Suburbians 1
watercolor on paper
12" x 16"
Andrea Wan - Suburbians 2 - watercolor on paper - 12" x 16"
Andrea Wan
Suburbians 2
watercolor on paper
12" x 16"
Andrea Wan - Suburbians 3 - watercolor on paper - 18" x 24"
Andrea Wan
Suburbians 3
watercolor on paper
18" x 24"
Andrea Wan - Suburbians 4 - watercolor on paper - 12" x 16"
Andrea Wan
Suburbians 4
watercolor on paper
12" x 16"
Andrea Wan - Suburbians 5 - watercolor on paper - 12" x 16"
Andrea Wan
Suburbians 5
watercolor on paper
12" x 16"
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