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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2309 Bryant Street • San Francisco, CA 94110 • www.galleryhijinks.com • email@example.com
Showing Through: September 18th - October 9th 2010