Installation view, Altered States, Bedford Gallery Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California
Chris Duncan, JUNE 21st 2018-RED AND BLACK, (6 month exposure), Sun, time,thread in fabric, 7’ x 5’, 2018
Altered States opening reception January 13,2019 from 3 - 5 PM
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
Guest curated by Heather Marx, Altered States features artists across generations living and working along the California coast who harness natural elements or the environment to create their artwork. The artists work in a wide range of media and share a passion for creating art that is about process and reclamation. This exhibition highlights the natural cycles of our complex environment and offers patrons an opportunity to slow down and reflect on how we are all interconnected by the sun, moon, air, and tides.
Artists include: Kim Abeles, Mari Andrews, Chris Duncan, Tanja Geis, Sonja Hinrichsen, Jay McCafferty, Klea McKenna, Sam Perry and Victoria Wagner. For more information about location and visiting please link HERE.
Altered States At Bedford Gallery Opens January, 2019
Heather Marx curates Altered States, a group exhibition featuring California artists across generations who harness the natural environment to create their work.
The show opens January 13, and runs through March 28, 2019 at the Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA. Artists are: Kim Abeles, Chris Duncan, Sam Perry, Tanja Geis, Jay McCafferty, Victoria Wagner, Klea McKenna, Mari Andrews, and Sonja Hinrichsen. For more details like HERE.
Spring exhibit opens at Zuni Café In San Francisco
HMxAA Spring exhibit features 14 contemporary artists in a range of media. Curated from local galleries and artist studios, you will see an excellent overview of trending art in photography, painting, and sculpture. Link HERE for the newsletter.
Installation view, John Warren Travis' "California Wonders" at Slanted Door, San Francisco, California
John Warren Travis at Slanted Door
John Warren Travis has taken over the iconic Slanted Door restaurant in San Francisco's Ferry building. On view are a series of paintings and works on paper by this Mission district based artist. The exhibit is long term, so be sure to pop in and check out his latest work that responds to California's natural beauty and ever changing environment.
For a checklist of works on view, please contact HMxAA directly.
Leo Bersamina and Arngunnur Yr solo exhibitions at Domincan University in San Rafael, California
We have had the pleasure of working with Leo Bersamina and Arngunnur Yr and wish to congratulate them for their stellar solo exhibitions at San Marcos Gallery at Dominican University.
To learn more link HERE.
Melissa Manfull in Play exhibition at the Palo Alto Art Center
Melissa Manfull's game inspired ink on paper on panel pieces are featured in the group exhibition Play at the Palo Alto Art Center on view through December 27. Patterns found in board games, pinball and pachinko are layered into Manfull's intricate designs.
Please link HERE for more information about the exhibition.
John Warren Travis, Sangre de Cristo, Alpenglow II, 2017
14 x 11 inches, graphite, Caran d’Ache, and oil pastel on paper
Heather Marx to curate, Altered States, at the Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California. Exhibition dates: January 13 - March 24, 2019
Altered States will feature artists who harness natural elements and the environment to create their artworks. A range of media across several generations of artists will be on view. Please stay tuned for more details over the next year.
Heather Marx to moderate panel for the exhibition Spectral Hues: artists + color March 5, 2017 at Palo Alto Art Center
Heather Marx will moderate an artist panel for Palo Alto Art Center's exhibition Spectral Hues: artists + color on Sunday, March 5 at 2 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Participating artists in the panel are Leo Bersamina, Mitchell Johnson, Amy Ellingson, and Lisa Solomon.
Guest curated by Sharon Bliss, Spectral Hues showcases a diverse selection of work by Bay Area artists who are exploring the optical and emotional influence of color, or lack of color, on the viewer, as well as the interaction of light and color. For more information about the show, please link HERE. A complete press release can also be read HERE.
Heather Marx curates social injustice exhibition Then & Now (Again) with her Gallery/Museum Management students at Diablo Valley College Art Gallery
Then & Now(Again) a group exhibition pairing historical and contemporary artists whose artwork advocates for social change opens Monday, November 7 at Diablo Valley College Art Gallery and runs through December 1, 2016. Artists featured are: Honore Daumier, William Hogarth, John Sloan, Eugene Delacroix, Enrique Chagoya, Travis Somerville, Michele Pred, Favianna Rodriquez, Sandow Birk, and Rodney Ewing. You can read the complete press release HERE.
HMxAA helps tech company with their Art Collection
MediaMath just published a beautiful catalogue of their art collection. HMxAA is proud to have helped develop and expand their art program across the county. You can take a look at how this dynamic company focused on emerging and mid-career artists to build an engaging portfolio of contemporary art which continues to expand. You can link to the catalogue HERE.
Installation view from HMxAA Zuni Cafe Fall art program co-curated with Britta Campbell. Paintings by Suhas Bhujbal courtesy Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Heather Marx in the East Bay Times
A big thank you to writer Lou Fancher and the East Bay Times for spotlighting the show Heather Marx juried at the Village Gallery in Danville, CA. The exhibit runs through October 15 and includes over 30 artists including Tony Bellaver, Victoria Wagner, Scott Davis and John Warren Travis to name a few. You can read the article HERE.
I Look for Clues in Your Dreams complete press coverage in a single PDF now available!
HMxAA has compiled the excellent press coverage for this exhibition into one file. Please check it out here to learn more about the show, its themes, and artists.
I Look for Clues in Your Dreams exhibition catalogue now available
The digital catalogue is now available for the celebrated exhibition, I Look for Clues in Your Dreams, at the Berkeley Art Center which closed on July 21, 2016. An essay by Heather Marx and over 15 color reproductions including installation views are reproduced in the catalogue. Purchase HERE.
Alissa Polan, Lighting reflects his love of materials (San Pietro Pendant and Mariposa Grove), 1973/2015
25 x 25 inches framed, collage on postcard
HMxAA Shop New Collection artist Alissa Polan in the news
Catch friend and HMxAA New Collection collage artist Alissa Polan's podcast with Angela Valente Romeo on the website Colliding Worlds as she discusses her latest work. Listen HERE.