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June/

(In addition, in July we will also feature ART JAM, see under the heading Upcoming Exhibits)

We are excited to introduce to our gallery San Francisco Artist

WARD SCHUMAKER

PREVIEW RECEPTION
Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 5-8 pm

SECOND SATURDAY RECEPTION
Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 6-9 pm

SHOW DATES
June 11 - July 30, 2011

GALLERY HOURS
Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 5pm
And by appointment

SECOND SATURDAY WEEK ONLY
Friday 12-5pm


Aaron Copland, 2010, acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel, 49.25 x 33.5 inches



This show is made possible with courtesy of the artist and George Lawson Gallery.

Quoted from San Francisco artist Ward Schumaker own words on this ongoing series on the composers:

"I frequently ask myself, what is the difference between design and art, between illustration and painting? For this series, I created work inspired by posters in the 2009 Contemporary Museum show of Russian Jewish Theater, employing the names of classical composers whose works I admire. In the 1970s, Ray Johnson of the NY Correspondence School (see the movie, How to Draw a Bunny) had sent me art work with letterforms that looked a bit Russian, cyrillic-like, and I liked that connection with the posters at the CJM, so I decide to use my variation of it.

My first pieces (Stravinsky, Prokofiev) ended up quite poster-like with large letterforms of the composers' names cut from paper. Later, in some (Bartok, Stockhausen, Andriessen) the names disappeared under layers of paint. In others, (Janacek, Dodge, Byars, Weill, Gorecki) words appear which derive from descriptions of the composers' work. And in some pieces (Copland, Satie, Berg) I included recognizable images, drawn simply and hearkening back to graphic design and illustration. Design or art? I felt I had come full circle."

Artist Website:
http://www.warddraw.com/site05/pages/w_editorial.php

Artist Bio:
http://www.georgelawsongallery.com/artists/w_schumaker_bio.html


Aaron Copland
Acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel
49.25 x 33.5 inches
2010

Alban Berg
Acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel
49.25 x 33.5 inches
2010

Bela Bartok
Acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel
49.25 x 33.5 inches
2010

Charles Dodge
Acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel
49.25 x 33.5 inches
2010

Erik Satie
Acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel
49.25 x 33.5 inches
2010

Gavin Bryars
Acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel
49.25 x 33.5 inches
2010

Gavin Bryars (detail)
Acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel
49.25 x 33.5 inches
2010

Hector Berlioz
Acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel
49.25 x 33.5 inches
2010

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel
49.25 x 33.5 inches

Kurt Weill
Acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel
49.25 x 33.5 inches
2010

Leo #35
Acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel
49.25 x 33.5 inches
2010

Paul Hindemith
Acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel
49.25 x 33.5 inches

Phillip Glass
Acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel
49.25 x 33.5 inches
2010

Satoh Somei
Acrylic, ink and paste on paper on panel
49.25 x 33.5 inches
2010