Carrie Ann Plank "Confluence Form #1"|artwork by Carrie Ann Plank

Shipyard artist Carrie Ann Plank in group show at George Lawson Gallery June 14 to July 13

Carrie Ann Plank announces Events and Openings in June 2019

artwork by Carrie Ann PlankSecret Lives
George Lawson Gallery
1401 Park Ave, #108
Emeryville, CA

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 15th, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:00pm
Exhibition: Friday, June 14th- July 13th, 2019
Gallery Hours: Thursday- Saturday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm and by appointment

George Lawson gallery is pleased to present a modest sampling of the work of four emerging Bay Area artists: Oakland-based Laura Hapka* and San Francisco’s Jary Niebur, Carrie Ann Plank, and Ron Moultrie Saunders** grouped together here under the curatorial tie-in, Secret Lives. Each could be imagined as approaching this lyrical title from a different perspective. Laura Hapka embeds into her work public content of personal concern, a subliminal narrative, mixing torn acrylic skins with shredded currency and documents (the Paris Accord in our example), in a hybrid form of painting that incorporates collage and assemblage. Jary Niebur puts down measured marks in gold leaf and paint on stretched polyester muslin interfacing, a translucent support that allows the wooden strainers underneath to show through. In this manner he reveals the structural underpinnings usually kept hidden in painting. Carrie Ann Plank uses sophisticated geometry to govern the compositions of her complex woodblock prints, a less-than-apparent math that culminates in her Tondo forms. Ron Moultrie Saunders plays with photographic overlays in his cyanotypes, creating symbols for the inner life. (* former Shipyard artist ** former Shipyard Artist in Residence)

The exhibition runs from preview day June 14 through July 13, 2019. Please join us for a reception for the artists on Saturday, June 15, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, and note that the entrance to the gallery is around the corner and down the block from the Park Ave address, right off the sidewalk on Holden Street, unit #108.

Still on View
Water Music, DZINE Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Installations at Sloan Miyasato, Sloan Miyasato, San Francisco, CA
Twenty/Twenty, ArtHaus, San Francisco, CA

New Collections
Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami, Miami, FL
Bancroft Library, Special Collections, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Current Residency Project
Konstnärernas Kollektiva Grafikverkstad (KKV Grafik), Malmö, Sweden

Image featured on this page: Carrie Ann Plank “Confluence Form #1,” multi-block color woodcut on CNC routed form with matte resin finish, 23” diameter, 2019

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