Eternal Beauty Rest with Jason VivonaJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 03 Nov 2009
Gallery Six will present Eternal Beauty Rest: the observation and classification of phantasmal specters and the interdimensional experience by Jason Vivona. This exhibition showcases more than sixty original drawings, paintings, masks, and mixed media works.
Join in for the opening reception this Friday, November 13th 2009, from 7-11pm at 66 Sixth St in San Francisco.
The art of Jason Vivona presents a combination of abstract expressionism, skate-punk culture, and design. An emphasis on spontaneity serves as a platform for surrealist work with unexpected juxtapositions.
Initially unidentifiable visual elements meld to create cohesive, realized images that are often laced with cultural reference and satirism. Incorporating a diverse array of mediums - including latex, aerosol, gouache, ink, and even tea or wine - Vivona creates complex and beautiful works on paper. Bright, vibrant colors explode with random drips and variations, other times with deliberate appearance using stencil and print making techniques.
Jason Vivona is a gypsy, folk artist living in Northern California. He’s had solo exhibitions at Syracuse University and Homestar Modern in Portland, OR, as well as group shows at 111 Minna in San Francisco, The Museum of New Art in Detroit, and Vitale Gallery in Florida to name a few. His work has been published in Juxtapoz, Transworld Skateboarding, WARP, DIW, Skyscraper and RELAX Magazines.
Eternal Beauty Rest runs through December 11th 2009 and is open by appointment only. The first 25 people to attend the opening reception will receive a free limited edition print and mixed tape.
For more information please visit their website at www.gallerysixsf.com