Friday, December 17, 2010

David Molesky @ Rae Douglass

Artist David Molesky had an opening at the Rae Douglass Galley located in Berkeley, CA.

"Rae Douglass Gallery announces Turbulent Mirror, a solo exhibition of paintings by San Francisco-based painter David Molesky. The exhibition dates are December 11 – January 8, 2010, and the artist reception will be held on Saturday, December 11, from 6 to 9 pm. 15 percent of all sales will be donated to Ocean Voyages Institute/Project Kaisei and their effort to rid the Worlds oceans of plastic debris.

In this series of oil paintings Molesky has moved out of the context of naturalism by depicting waves with a darkly saturated palette that heightens their emotive force. His use of modern synthetic colors not only suggests the oil and plastic present in today!s oceans, but also represents a deep emotional reaction to the environment." - Rae Douglass Gallery

The gallery is located here and if you are in the area you should see the strokes in person:
Rae Douglass Gallery
2911 Claremont Ave.
Berkeley, CA
Here are some images from opening night. It was great fun with lots of laughing. Molesky always puts on a great show! David just published his first book which can be purchased here.

David and Charles Cunningham of epressbooks.

Nicholas Coley and David.

It is always wonderful to meet up with my painting peers and get some fresh air.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Madera Dedication

About a week ago was the dedication for the Madera Police Station, for "Currents". I came in on this project when it was almost complete, I got to paint what John and I call the haiku trees. This mural has the most people any mural John has painted thus far. The Madera mural, "Currents" is a diptych and discusses about the history of police as well as opening up the discussion of the choices we make as children and teenagers and the impact our choices have on our future.

I wrote about the installation here ::

Here are some images from the dedication. The mural is located at The Madera Police Department Headquarters 330 South C Street, Madera, Ca 93638.

The trees, inside the trees!