Friday, January 29, 2010

New Work: Laurie Winthers

SD Gallery artist Laurie Winthers has been spending a lot of time in Monterey by the ocean. She describes these pieces as her "meditation on the sea."

Laurie's works have been receiving a lot of attention in the gallery for her beautiful handling of the medium and serene mood that these ocean works convey.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!
Surprise your loved one with these beautiful and original seascapes.

All works are acrylic on clay board panel.

Please contact the gallery for sales information.

Pajaro Dunes #12, 2009, 12" x 12"
Pajaro Dunes #11, 2009, 12" x 12"
Pajaro Dunes #10, 2009, 12" x 12"

Saturday, January 16, 2010

David Furman 2010 Exhibitions

The Lovers, glazed porcelain
Red Poeny Lovers, glazed porcelain

SD Gallery sculpture artist David Furman has works on view this weekend at Art Palm Beach through Loveed Fine Arts, New York, NY. Two pieces from the Chinese erotic mannequins series. For more information please click here.

March 31-May 1 David will be in a group invitational exhibition, "To Die For". His work will be titled "The Death of Dessert; the Birth of McDonald's" at the Projects Gallery in Philadelphia (in conjunction with the NCECA conference.

May 7-May 30, work in Small Favors V at the Harrison Gallery, the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

September 9-November 21, A 40 year Survey of David Furman's work at the Bakersfield Museum of Art.

To see David Furman's work through SD Gallery, please click here.

James Budde Sculptures

We are in the process of moving some of our inventory around and would love to share with you some of the unique works we have at SD Gallery. These two pieces are by James Budde, who had a fun Popeye themed show with SD Gallery in 2005. Here we have a sculpture of Hillary Clinton as a slot machine, and below a fanciful teapot composed with whimsical figures. Both of these works are on display in the gallery.

Double Down, 2006, ceramic, glass and digital images, 21" x 11" x 11" $3,400

Lovers 5, Teapot, 2006, Ceramic, 22" x 19" x 6" $2,600

Robert Arneson Tribute Show- Davis Art Center

Solomon Dubnick Gallery artists Jeff Nebeker, Peter and Camille VandenBerge all have ceramic works on view in the Robert Arneson tribute show at the Davis Art Center in Davis. Jeff Nebeker has two new ceramic busts included in this exhibition! Please treat yourself and support this show with a visit.

In January '10, the Davis Art Center will kick off its 50th Anniversary by celebrating one of California’s most irreverent Pop artists - Robert Arneson - through an exhibit showcasing the impact Arneson has had on artists in our community and beyond. Arneson pieces from the collections of The Nelson Gallery and the Davis Art Center will be on display, as well as works by Arneson students Donna Billick, Robert Brady, David Gilhooly, Kurt Fishback and Tony Natsoulas, among others.

EXHIBIT RUNS: January 8-February 5.

LOCATION: Tsao Gallery, Davis Art Center, 1919 F Street, Davis, CA 95616
GALLERY HOURS: 10 am- 2 pm, Tuesday-Friday; 1-5 pm, Saturday, January 9 & Saturday, January 30.

For more information regarding this show, click here.
To view works by Jeff Nebeker, please click here.
To view works by Camille VandenBerge, please click here.
To view works by Peter VandenBerge, please click here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mike Solomon: Photo(s) of the Week

Mike had the opportunity to visit the international art fair, Art Basel in Miami last month. Here are some of the photos he took while on his trip. Artists Jian Wang and Jessica Qu are captured in photos below. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wayne Jiang Paintings of San Jose | Features

The Metro's front page aptly titles Wayne Jiang as San Jose's Edward Hopper!
Wayne Jiang was featured in the Metro Newspaper for his Everyday San Jose exhibition. Please take a look at this impressive write up by clicking the link below. And go see his show!

EVERYDAY SAN JOSÉ: PAINTING BY WAYNE JIANG runs through May 30 at the Leonard and David McKay Gallery at the Pasetta House in History Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose. (408.287.2290)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

SD Gallery Extraordinary Objects and John de Wit Today

We've had a very busy day today here in the gallery. This morning, we had a special artist reception in honor of our current show, Extraordinary Objects. Following the reception, we hosted an informative lecture by amazing glass sculpture artist John de Wit. Extraordinary Objects will be on view through January 15th.

Extraordinary Objects artists: Paul DiPasqua, John de Wit, Laura De Anna, and Gale Hart.
Crowd shot: Can you spot Maija Peeples-Bright, Mike Solomon, and Jian Wang in this photo?
John de Wit gave us a very informative lecture on the process of his work. Thank you John for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us. We all enjoyed your lecture.

The day is not over! Please come by to see our show, we are open this evening until 9pm. Or stop by Capital Public Radio to see Les Birleson's River Series paintings.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lecture by John de Wit, Extraordinary Objects, and Les Birleson's River Series Tomorrow- 2nd Saturday

John de Wit, Over There, 2007, Glass, Glass paint, Diamond Wheel Carved, 20" x 9" $2,400 (Sold)

Tomorrow is Second Saturday and we have two great receptions for you to come and join. Beginning with our Extraordinary Objects show at SD Gallery! We have had a lot of people stop dead in their tracks as they've passed by our front window to see this show. Intrigued? Well, you'll have to stop by and see for yourselves!

This group show features the works by Laura De Anna, Gale Hart, Paul DiPasqua, and John de Wit. Come meet these artists in person. John de Wit will be giving a lecture on his work and process that is not to be missed!

Special artist lecture by John de Wit beginning at 2pm.

Join us at SD Gallery, 1017 25th Street (between J & K St.) for this rare opportunity.
SD Gallery Second Saturday hours, 2-9PM.

Our gallery will be open in the evening during Second Saturday.

Les Birleson's River Series paintings, large paneled abstracted landscapes are a visual delight. The opening reception will take place tomorrow evening at Capital Public Radio beginning at 6pm. Please join us at CPR to enjoy the show and meet the artist.

Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd.
2nd Saturday Reception
January 8th
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Les Birleson, High River, 2009, Oil on Canvas, 60" x 78" $5,000

For more information about Les Birleson's reception and show at Capital Public Radio, please click here.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

SD Gallery John de Wit: Special Artist Lecture Saturday

Please join us this Saturday at SD Gallery for a very special artist lecture with John de Wit.

Glass Artist John de Wit to Speak at Solomon Dubnick Gallery

Renowned glass artist, John de Wit, will present a slide show and lecture on his work at 2:00 pm on 2nd Saturday, January 9th at Solomon Dubnick Gallery.

John is recognized internationally as a leading glass artist for his unique and ever-evolving work. Born in Panama in1952, de Wit was raised in Woodland, CA and attended California State University, Chico, simultaneously studying in Sociology and Ceramics. He graduated with a Bachelors of Art Degree in Sociology in 1976 and continued his education with postgraduate studies in Ceramics and Glass before accepting professional employment at Orient & Flume Art Glass in 1978.

John moved to Washington State in the early 1980’s and soon opened his Cultus Bay Studio on Whidbey Island. After working as a glassblowing assistant for Dale Chihuly in Seattle, de Wit went on to teach at Pilchuck Glass School, Pratt Fine Art Center, and several workshops and lectures in France.

Pursuing his vision of using “glass as a canvas” de Wit is credited with developing the innovative use of high-fire enamel paints in the glass blowing process . Ultimately, his works are both paintings and sculptural vessels, with interiors and exteriors, multiple layers and all of the qualities of paint, metallic leaf and the glass itself.

John has participated in solo and group exhibitions across the United States as well as in Europe and Asia. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Gold Prize at the 4th Cheongju International Craft Competition in South Korea. His work is included in important public, private and corporate collections world wide, including the collections of the Boeing and Microsoft corporations, the Corning Glass Museum, di Rosa Preserve in Napa, California, and the Niijima Contemporary Glass Art Museum in Niijima, Japan. His sculpture has been the focus of feature articles in national publications such as American Craft, Glasswork Magazine, Glass Art Magazine, Glass Quarterly, and the French Revue Céramique & Verre.

John's inspiration comes from various sources: African objects, Japanese and Korean ceramics and Persian and Indian metal work. He combines his own painting techniques with hybridized Swedish and Italian glass blowing processes. When it comes to describing a theme or thread in his work, the artist states that, "The vessels and objects I produce reflect an interest in glass transcending its common purpose and achieving a sculptural possibility".