Jeff began his talk by commenting that his last FOG exhibition was about his love of the ocean. This one is more about his love of the weather at the ocean. His recent work focuses more on clouds and sky at Ocean Beach. These paintings have more brush work than palette knife and the surface is not at dense as his previous works.
from your friends at FOG. We sang some songs, we read your poems, we cut your cake and drank to you.
Anne read “The Artist,” and Peter read from “Little Boy” and also recited “Baseball Canto.” There was a great reading of “I Am Waiting.”
All in all–including the cake and Prosecco–it was a magical event. Enough so that we’ve decided to host a yearly LF celebration.
TIDES: PAINTINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER
Her opening was packed with devoted friends from near and far as well as the regular FOG family art lovers.
Carol talked about the influence of her Buddhist practice on her life, and the fact that her life is her art. She described her process as a search and shared her method of making these paintings beginning with no preconception. She asks her mind to step out of the way to allow her intuition to take over. From there, she and the paint have a dialog where recognizable forms such as ships and figures emerge. Carol’s art straddles abstract and recognizable worlds for the viewer to explore.
Hank’s message: Take Time. Look Around. Listen. His photographs are combinations of images taken mostly in San Francisco. They are montages of pavement, walls, dumpsters, trucks, etc., combined with painterly techniques from Photoshop.
He asks us to slow down. Much of today's media forces us into "automatic mode,” where things move faster than we can absorb them. At this rate, much of what’s around us is lost and cannot be acknowledged. It’s easy to lose our sense of self in our own environment.
Calling all San Francisco lovers and art lovers: Robin is showing 18 paintings of our colorful city.
The most amazing art. Not to mention the cookies.
This year’s celebration was the BEST EVER. Thank you for coming!
Fox in the Box was the name of the show.
Eye candy – but more than eye candy – everywhere you looked.
Above: Fighting over Barbara’s wonderful food.
Thank you, Yvonne, for reading to us from your new book, Going Up the Country – also from Octavia Boulevard – and for the thought-provoking conversation that followed.
Love, laughter and good wishes for Anne.
A bright and beautiful opening.
We were all starstruck.
Such a great group showed up for Noah’s pool party.
We celebrated! With FOG friends, old and new. We sang the new season in. We talked. We ate. We drank in the art along with the wine.
A great time was had by all!
I will never forget my party.
I got so many presents!
Friends and family showed up, and everyone had a blast.
ONE FUN PARTY!
Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff has a new book out called Cooking Together: A Vegetarian Co-op Cookbook. This afternoon she read to us, and then gave a demonstration using herbs and spices, and explained their role in various cuisines. She taught us how to make chutney, and served Chai and crackers! We ate it up.
And the gallery practically bursts with Zirker's joy.
THIS SKIN I'M IN THAT HOLDS AN
ANCIENT ARTIST'S HEART AND SOUL
THINS AND STRETCHES COLD WITH
EACH SUNSET'S DARK. YET, ONCE
AWAKE, A HORIZONTAL DREAMER
DREAMS UPRIGHT, BRIGHT LIGHT
SHINING COLOR, LINE AND FORM,
WIELDING BRUSH WITH CANVAS
TIGHT, SLOWLY MOVING, SHAPES
RELEASING FROM MY HAND AN
–Joseph Zirker May 12, 2018