Caldwell Snyder Gallery
|341 Sutter St., San Francisco CA
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Biography : Education 1968 Attended Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA. Awards 1969 Young Talent Award, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Council. 1972 Wittkowsky Award, Art Institute of Chicago. 1974 Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts. 1975 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. 1982 Maestro Fellowship, California Arts Council. 1982 Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts. Public Collections Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL. The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI. Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO. Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain. Selected Museum Exhibitions 2002 Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea. 1999 The Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collections, California Center for the Arts Escondido, CA. 1999 The California State Senate Contemporary California Art Collection. 1998–99 State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA. 1999 Radical Past: Contemporary Art and Music in Pasadena, CA. 1960–97 Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA. 1991 American Narrative Painting and Sculpture: The 1980’s, from the Collect, Nassau County Museum of Art Roslyn Harbor, NY. 1991 The Unique Print: 70’s into 90’s, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA. 1991 Soho at Duke: Five Artists from Charles Cowles Gallery, Duke University Museum of Art Durham, NC. 1991 Visions/Revisions: Selections from the Contemporary Collection, Denver Art Museum Denver, CO. 1990 Monotypes from the Garner Tullis Workshop, Malmgran Gallery Göteborg, Sweden. 1990 Selections from the Carnation Company Collection, The Armory Center for the Arts Pasadena, CA. 1990 Color in Art: American Expressions from the Mid-Twentieth Century to the Present, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 1989 Recent Monotypes from the Garner Tullis Workshop, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery New York, NY. 1989 Art of the 80’s from the Collection of Chemical Bank, The Montclair Art Museum Montclair, NJ.
Also exhibited by: Modernism Inc., Peter Blake Gallery,
Biography : Born in Sheffield, England in 1960, David Bromley immigrated to Australia at the age of four. The self-taught artist became recognized in his early twenties exhibiting throughout Australia. Since then, he has emerged as one of the most recognizable and innovative painters in Australia. Bromley often surprises viewers with his dual artistic sensibilities. His influences although rooted in 50’s culture—are as distinct as his styles. Primarily a figurative painter, Bromley explores two distinct themes— images of children and the female nude. His youthful explorations can be traced to 1950’s children’s book illustrations. These works pointedly explore the innocence of youth and the world of a child—full of adventure, exploration and imagination. Bromley infuses these colorful works with his painterly style and unexpected metallic backdrops in gold and silver leaf. An avid collector of vintage objects, Bromley’s studio is a treasure trove of inspiration for the nostalgic imagery he employs. Exhibition : collections
Allen, Allen & Hemsley, Sydney • Annelie Brunsten Gallery, Germany • Artbank, Australia • Art Gallery of South Australia • Art Gallery of Western Australia • Baker & McKenzie, Sydney • Campbelltown City Art Gallery • CCT Internet Travel, Brisbane • Derwent Collection, Hobart • De Pasquale Advertising, Brisbane • Derwent Collection, Hobart • Flinders University, South Australia • Gadens Ridgeway, Sydney • Gold Coast City Art Gallery • Marsdens, Sydney • National Gallery of Victoria • Northern Territory Art Museum • Optus, Brisbane • Pan Continental Mining • Radisson Playford, Adelaide • Red Ochre Restaurant, Adelaide • St Peter’s College, Adelaide • Tamar Collection, Hobart • Taxation Department, Melbourne • Tiffins on the Park, Adelaide • University of the Northern Territory • University of Southern Qld.
341 sutter street | san francisco, ca 94108 | 415.296.7896 1328 main street | st. helena, ca 94574 | 707.200.5050 caldwellsnyder.com
2011 LookingGlass,CaldwellSnyderGallery,SanFrancsico,CA. Houston Fine Art Fair, Caldwell Snyder Gallery. Kaleidoscope, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, New York, NY.
2010 TheCatStreetGallery,Adeliade,Australia. Perl Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
2009 CuratedbyDavidBromley,HillSmithGallery,Adelaide 2008 ScottLiveseyGalleries,Melbourne,Australia.
Kieran Smyth Gallery, New Zeland. Obsessions Gallery, Japan.
Perth Galleries, Perth, Australia.
Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, Australia.
Murrurundi, Michael Reid Galleries, Hunter Valley, Australia. Art Obsession, Kyoto, Japan.
Sophie Burbury Fine Art, Tasmania, Australia.
Kieran Smyth Gallery, New Zealand.
Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.
Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
Hill - Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia. Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
Biography : You won’t find David Buckingham at an artist foundry, nor will you see him buying tubes of paint at your local art store. Buckingham is among an elite group of artists who wander the deserts and scour junk yards looking for just the right metal scraps to craft their art. It is with this collection of metal that Buckingham carves, bends, bolts and welds his assemblages. With skilled craftsmanship, he breaths life into these discarded forms. Colorful scraps of painted steel, iron, and copper are pieced together into beautiful constructions while baring scars from past lives. “I love the idea that these forgotten relics are rescued and converted into art”, Buckingham recalls. Once discarded car parts, they now adorn the walls of famous art collections around the world. Buckingham’s work is clever, brash, ironic, and playful all in one. The LA artist finds inspiration from popular American culture—cars, television, film, music and advertising. A former advertising copy writer, words come easy to Buckingham. Indeed, one of the compelling elements of his work is in his clever use of text. Often shocking, mildly offensive, thought provoking, and sometimes blatantly simple, Buckingham weaves in and out of themes effortlessly, tying them together with an easy visual narrative- colorful, rustic and playful. His work commands attention and begs to be “reclaimed”.
Biography : Education Master of Arts, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA. UCLA, Graduate School, Los Angeles, CA. Selected Corporate Collections Charles Saatchi London, England • Playboy Enterprises, Los Angeles, CA • ARATEX Inc. San Francisco, CA • ODEDEX Corporation, Anaheim, CA • Community Arts Inc. San Francisco, CA • Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation • AmFAR. Los Angeles, CA • San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA • FAGO Foundation, Los Angeles, CA • Robert Pecota Winery, Napa, CA • Interscope Records, Los Angeles, CA • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO. Museums Napa Valley Museum, Napa, CA • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA • Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art • Pepperdine University, CA • Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA • Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO • Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA • Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA • Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA • Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA • Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, CA. Selected Private Collections Sharon Stone • Jane Witter • Jennifer & Gianluca Galtrucco • Nancy Sheffner • Ann Janss • Sue & William Brandt • Barbara & Sam Masket • Herb Bloch • Sheryle Ulyate • Debbie & Dave Schneider • Judy Slutzky • Staci & Bruce Kirschbaum • Stephen Reiss • Len Jacoby • Eddie Irvine • Milton Verret • Sean Mays • Tobey Maguire • Jessica Alba. Awards 1981 National Endowment for the Arts, Publication Grant. 1980 National Endowment for the Arts, Exhibition Grant. 1978 National Endowment for the Arts, Publication Grant. Bibliography American Art Collector, April 2009 • Art Works, March 2009 • Cate McQuaid Going Back to Cali, The Boston Globe, February 20, 2008 • David Pagel, Art Reviews Los Angeles Times, December 31, 1992 • Arlene Shattil, CIACE, Art Chicago A Study of Co Exhibition : Exhibitions
Solo and group exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, London, Colorado Springs, New Orleans, Miami, Aspen, New York, Vancouver, Chicago, San Francisco and Boca Raton since 1975. Detailed Description : Infused with a fresh, neo-Pop persona, Greg Miller’s work captivates at first glance. Yet his paintings also pulse with mystery and complexity, with elusive narratives that reward careful examination. While Miller’s paintings employ contemporary media such as resin and airbrushing, the draw subject matter from a historical place, eliciting nostalgia for an idealized mid-century America. In documenting the disappearing cultural landscape of America, he keeps it alive. From vintage cars to classic pin-up girls, aged signs to film stills, he carefully selects each image for its iconographic potency.
Biography : Witty, playful, and enigmatic, the paintings of Cole Morgan appear to map the mysterious processes and uncharted territories of the mind. His bright, light-filled canvases create a precarious balance between logic and imagination: gridlines dissolve into spontaneous drips; text teases us with legibility before vanishing behind ghostly overlays. Yet despite the apparent intervention of random events, each painting constitutes an exquisitely wrought pattern. “Every square millimeter of canvas is controlled,” Morgan says. “There are no ‘accidents’ in my compositions.” Through his labor-intensive process of layering and re-layering, modeling and drawing, Morgan sets up compelling tensions between form and formlessness, abstraction and representation. Morgan’s work has been exhibited internationally at the Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany; CIGE, Beijing; the Korean International Art Fair; Galerie Mi a Joosten, Amsterdam; and Museum Laerken Nykobing Falster, Denmark, among many others.
Biography : MFA Painting, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA BFA Illustration and Advertising, Directorate of Art, Bombay, India Grants 201213 PollockKrasner Foundation Grant Corporate/Public Collections Dell Computers, Austin, TX The Kidney Group, Fort Lauderdale, FL Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL South Central Zone Cultural Center, Nagpur, India Selected Solo Exhibits 2014 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, "Ambiance Not Identity", San Francisco, CA 2013 Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA 2012 “Wanderlust”, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Nostalgia”, Sue Greenwood Fine Art Laguna Beach, CA 2010 “Habitation”, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA 2009 “The Architecture of Emotion”, Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Siddharth Parasnis: New Paintings”, Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Color Fields”, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA “I was there once”, Phoenix Gallery, Park city, UT www.caldwellsnyder.com/artists/siddharth-parasnis/bio?SQ_DESIGN_NAME=print 1/2 11/25/13 Caldwell Snyder Gallery | Bio 2008 “Presence”, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA “I was there once”, Phoenix Gallery, Park city, UT 2007 “Architectural Gestures”, Guest Artist Show, Chroma Gallery, Savannah, GA 2006 “Architectural Abstracts”, Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2003 GO Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland Selected Group, and Juried Exhibits 2013 Art Wynwood, Miami, FL Palm Springs Art Fair, Palms Springs, CA 2012 . Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA 2011 “artMRKT, Modern and Contemporary Art Fair”, San Francisco, CA 2010 “San Francisco Fine Art Fair”, San Francisco, CA 2009 “Los Angeles Art Show”, Los Angeles, CA 2008 “Expressions West 2008”, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR “Painterly Painting: The Next Level” The Art Museum of Los Gatos, CA “AAFContemporary Art Fair, New York, NY “22nd international Juried Show
Biography : Intimate, daring, and psychologically acute, Brazilian artist Marta Penter's paintings describe endlessly compelling emotional terrain. In her charged imagery, figures seem on the verge of secretive, often erotic acts. The viewer becomes audience and voyeur, watching as Penter's enigmatic characters whisper together or escape into private moments. Whether they’re performing for us or we are peering in on their world, undetected, is deliberately left unclear. The paintings hover intriguingly between the candid and staged—we're left to wonder what would happen if these figures caught us standing on the opposite side of the frame. The ability of Penter's work to float between real and imaginary states is partly the result of her monochromatic style—a technique that also showcases her masterful use of shadow and light. As in the work of renowned artist Gerhard Richter, who likewise blurs the distinction between photography and painting, Penter's carefully restricted palette both heightens and suppresses reality. On one hand, we feel as if we're looking at an altered world; on the other, we're led to believe in her scenes just as we trust the authority of actual photographs. Penter studied psychology before becoming an artist, a sensibility that remains ever-present in her work. Her complex portraits describe not just moments in time but slices of life: every canvas provides details that invite the construction of stories. The characters' gestures, their body language, speak volumes about their mutual relationships and private interior states. Like stills excised from a mysterious film noir, each of Penter's canvases seems only one fragment of a vast narrative web. Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1957, Penter was involved in art from an early age. She has exhibited at numerous galleries and art fairs both in Brazil and internationally, including Galeria de Arte Mosaico in Porto Alegre, Brazil; Galeria Joao Lagoa, Portugal; and IV Bienal de Aquarela de Vina Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions
2011-Campton Gallery, New York, NY. 2010-Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2009 - Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2008 - IntimidadeCompartilhada, Bolsa de Arts de Porto Alegre, Brazil. 2007 - Ao Pe do Olhar, Aquarelas, Galeria Joao Lagoa, Porto, Portugal. 2004 - Cruzamento de Tempoos, Bolsa de Arte de Portp Alegre, Brazil. 2002 - Memorias, Bolsa de Arte de Porto Algre, Brazil. 1995 - Aquarelas, The King Hooper Mansion Gallery, Marblehead, MA. 1994 - Viajando Por Si Mesmo, Galeria de Arte Mosaico, Porto Alegre. Brazil. 1992 - Aquarelas, Galeria do Arco, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Biography : In Douglas Schneider’s captivating and enigmatic paintings, disparate worlds marble together and merge. Each canvas seems to contain an elusive narrative, a chain of cause and effect whose broken links lie embedded in the picture plane, tantalizing us with possible convergence. A man holds a garden hose as suburban homes drift overhead in a sky of abstract color; a triplicated girl in historical dress blends with washes of pigment and with text that fades in and out of view. The “occasional use of illusionistic perspective against raw expressionistic brushwork,” Schneider notes, “gives the impression of being able to look deep into the canvas only to be thrust back to the surface.” Looking at his paintings, we feel our perspective constantly shift. Schneider’s process is one of improvisation and excavation, combining elements of autobiography with images pulled from historical photographs, documentary films, and contemporary life. Like renowned post-Pop artists David Salle and Lari Pittman, Schneider fearlessly blends styles, periods, influences, and inspirations. History mingles with the present; abstraction meets realism; the unconscious mind bleeds into consciousness; exterior seeps into interior; background slips into foreground; and art invades everyday life. In developing a painting, Schneider seeks actively to incorporate these polarities, allowing, at the same time, his intuition to guide the form of the final artwork. Selected Collections SFMoMA, San Francisco, CA • The Fisher Collection, San Francisco, CA • The Anderson Collection, San Francisco, CA • Kent and Vicki Logan, Vail, CO • Jim and Patt Aitchison, Moraga, CA • David and Susan Coulter, New York, NY • Nancy Constlne, San Francisco, CA • Charles and Rebecca Daggs, Lafayette, CA • Dixon and Carol DolI, San Francisco, CA • Joe and Sandy Gandolfo, Palos Verdes Estates, CA • Chaim and Elisheva Gur-Arieh, Piedmont, CA • Tom and Kate Kelly Kleln, San Francisco, CA Exhibition : Selected Solo Exhibitions
2011 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2009 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2007 MW Galleries, Aspen, CO. 2006 Go Go Gallery, Miami, FL.
2006 Meyer Milagros Gallery, Jackson, WY.
2005 Kiddersmith Gallery, Boston, MA.
2005 Larry Evans Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2004 Pac III Silpakorn University Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.
2004 Scott White Contemporary Art, Telluride, CO.
2003 Larry Evans Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2002 Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho. 2002 Scott White Gallery, La Jolla, CA.
2001 Larry Evans/James Willis Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2000 SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA.
1999 Larry Evans/James Willis Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1997 Larry Evans/James Willis Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1996 Larry Evans/James Willis Gallery, Sen Francisco, CA.
1995 SFMoMA, Artists Salon Exhibition.
1995 Larry Evans/James Willis Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1995 Plaza Gallery, Bank of Amerlca World Headquarters,
San Francisco, CA.
1994 Evans-Gropper-Willis Gallery, San Francisco, CA,
1993 Larry Evans Fine Art San Francisco, CA,
1991 Isabel Percy West Gallery, California College of Arts and Crafts,
1990 Tecoah Bruce Gallery/Oliver Art Center Oakland, CA,
1989 Isabel Percy West Gallery California, College of Arts and Crafts
Biography : Julie Speidel’s sculptures engage an extraordinary array of cultural influences, reaching back through antiquity to the stone- and bronze-age peoples of Europe, the early Buddhists of China, the indigenous tribes of her native Pacific Northwest, and on into twentieth-century modernism. Depending on our own spheres of knowledge, we may find in her work echoes of the British Isles’ megalithic stone structures, Cycladic Greek fertility figures, Native American totem poles, and dozens of other iconic cultural forms, some universally recognized, others buried by history. At the same time, her work is strongly linked to that of modernists like Henry Moore and Picasso, who were likewise enormously influenced by the language of antiquity and sought to reinterpret it through a contemporary lens. Speidel often works at the intersection between figuration and abstraction, suggesting the human form though combinations of elegantly simple shapes. At times, her sculptures appear to diverge from the figure altogether, but they often preserve the basic components of bodies: circles and ovals evocative of heads, vertical forms echoing limbs. On the other hand, they seem inextricably linked to the natural world, their forms equally influenced by boulders and trees. It’s a dichotomy that, at its core, taps directly into the intimate connection ancient people felt with the earth. “The inspiration for my work is rooted in the power of travel,” Speidel remarks, and indeed, her sculptures assimilate cultural influences in a manner reminiscent of travelogue—organic and intuitive, not academic or preordained. Her work encourages us to make complex associations, but it delights as well in purely formal properties: color, carefully poised compositions, the natural qualities of bronze, glass, and stone. Seen in a landscape, Speidel’s sculptures have a Zen-like relationship with the surrounding area, humbling themselves to the natural world while simultaneously enhancing it, am
Rik Van Iersel
Biography : During the initial stages of his career, van Iersel experimented with cartoon illustration but eventually directed his artistic pursuits to the possibilities of painting, within both a technical and subjective realm. Entirely self taught, van Iersel’s work coincides with Art Brut’s hailing of marginal, outsider artist figures and the COBRA movement’s revival of expressionism. Over the years he has developed a collection of powerful and unadulterated subject matter by weaving his everyday impressions of the outside world with his own internal dialogues. As a perpetual, obsessive adventure, painting functions as a means to exploring and richly satisfying van Iersel’s curiosity. His primary concerns revolve around the dynamics of human relationships in its many different revelatory forms, and for Rik, painting announces those resolutions. He exalts the communicative power that the actual “process” of painting allows him. The viscosity of the paints, the electrified palette, the furious, determined strokes, wandering sketches and scratched surfaces demonstrate an uninhibited, raw expression through his materials. Furthermore, the elongated anatomy, distorted countenances and skittish lines expose an art laden with idiosyncrasies. Van Iersel reveals an intense psychology coupled with a playful, childlike innocence.
Biography : Nicholas Wilton lives and works in Northern California. He attended the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduated from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, California. Rich in color, texture and symbols, Wilton’s work references a personal vocabulary of botanical forms, patterns and abstract designs. Wilton’s paintings are an expression of his deep interest and close examination of nature. Observing, photographing and sketching in wilderness areas of Northern California provide him with the studies that initiate and inform his work. Arranging and composing renderings from life into abstract compositions and groupings provides the underlying structure of his paintings. In them, natural forms are shown juxtaposed with abstract and spontaneous marks and shapes. His process combines intuitive painting with fundamental principles of color harmony, juxtaposition of form and excavated texture. The resulting work, often called “contemporary organic” addresses the spiritual potency of Nature, and celebrates the fragile balance between the natural and developed world in which we live.