New work from San Francisco artist Lisa Congdon

Zoe Sernack Reader Find

By Zoe Sernack in New Art on Wednesday 28 March 2012

San Francisco artist Lisa Congdon does beautiful mixed media drawings. This one is of a woman from the arctic Sami people, taken from her Boreas series. Her work is nicely coloured and insightful, yet childish in the most perfect way.

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A Collection A Day

Lamia Larkin Reader Find

By Lamia Larkin in Cool Websites on Monday 18 July 2011

San Francisco artist Lisa Congdon was looking to try something different from her regular illustration work. So she looked around her studio and realized that she had enough items to photograph and document every single day.

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Seiko Tachibana

Tidelands Reader Find

By Tidelands in New Art on Wednesday 22 June 2011

Seiko Tachibana is a Japanese born, San Francisco artist who beautifully blends the juxtapositions of her experience in her work. Taditional tendencies with a modern approach, excellent use of negative space, and the boldness to work in large formats, her art to me seems so respectful of traditions while offering a glimpse of a design […]

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Augustus Thompson

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 29 March 2011

The big, bold splats and blobs of color of San Francisco artist Augustus Thomas’ paintings and prints give them a really kinetic feel, as if they are mid metamorphosis or mid movement.

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Manny Fabregas at Hyde Street Gallery

Domingo Antonio Robledo Reader Find

By Domingo Antonio Robledo in New Events on Monday 27 April 2009

Stored somewhere in an old shoebox, there’s a pile of old photos that retain random slivers of our lives. For San Francisco artist Manny Fabregas, these forgotten images seem to hold something beyond his imagination. Arbitrary images that might seem worthless in a digital age are the very snapshots of people and things that he values most as an artist. Fabregas paints in traditional form of oil on canvas, but his works vary in social concept and format. The works draw from a serious (and not so serious) source of visual stimulus — a draw full of vintage photos found at flea markets and garage sales. ‘Every photograph serves as visual groundwork for an intriguing narrative’, he says. ‘It’s the mysterious journey of the vintage photograph that constitutes the focus of my paintings’. His work is showing from May 8 at San Francisco’s Hyde Street Gallery.

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