Mary Southall "Heart Song"
Mary Southall "Heart Song"

Clare Metague and Mary Southall in Arc Gallery show “The Music of Art”

Works by Shipyard artists Clare Metague and Mary Southall are included in a music-themed exhibit at the Arc Gallery. Both artists use musical motifs in their art.

The Music of Art
Exhibition: April 13 – May 4, 2024
Opening reception: Saturday, April 13th, 7-9 p.m.

Arc Gallery and Studios, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA
Gallery hours: 1-6 p.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays and 12-3 p.m. Saturdays

From the gallery’s announcement:

Music and visual art share deep connections in their ability to evoke emotions and communicate ideas without the need for words…. This exhibit explores this intricate link, demonstrating the different ways that music guides and inspires visual artists.

Music serves as a special muse for the artists in this show, deeply influencing the way they conceive and construct their art. These artists work in very diverse styles and media. In addition, they have found unique methods of incorporating music into their art, including creating ingenious musical instruments and musical scores, working with instrument parts, rendering images of iconic musicians, and painting the music they hear. The pieces are in turn insightful, ethereal, whimsical, and wildly imaginative. The combination makes for a show that is exciting, curious and oddly cohesive in its cacophony.

Curated by Rachel Leibman and Barbara Pollak-Lewis