Friday, August 6, 7-10PM marks the opening of our next exhibition, a group show called Multifarious Tendencies with artists Adam Flores, Brett Amory, Micke Tong, and Kevin Earl Taylor and curated by Sandra Silvoy.
While different in style and background, these artists translate a mutual concern for the particularities of human tendency. Touchstones of the human experience arise in combining these multifarious tendencies.
Brett Amory was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and moved to San Francisco in 1996 to study motion pictures at the Academy of Art. After one drawing class, he switched his major to fine art and started his first body of work called “Waiting,” a series of paintings about the anticipation of the next moment, which he still continues to paint today.
Adam Flores illustratively analyzes and illuminates contemporary issues that are often questioned but rarely answered -- religion, mortality, society, consumption, and the improbable acquisition of the American Dream. He holds a BFA from Academy of Art University.
Kevin Earl Taylor holds a BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design and has exhibited throughout the United States as well as internationally. Primarily an oil painter, he has lately been exploring animals and other subject matter that people consider sacred.
Micke Tong perceives art as his way of assimilating into humanity. Much of his work reinterprets life and does so through unusual use of color, shape, and transparency. In his latest series, he builds three dimensional landscapes that have graphical pop-art sensibilities with underlying narrations that touch upon current events, politics, religion and sociology. He holds a BFA in New Media Arts from Academy of Art University and is the Art Director for Computers & Structures, Inc.
Curator Sandra Silvoy recently earned a degree in Art History/Art Management from the University of San Francisco. She has worked with White Walls, Art Business, KQED, KALW, and Electric Works.
Multifarious Tendencies will be on exhibit from August 6 through August 30, 2010.