ON THE EDGE OF DELICATE LINES
Paintings by Patricia Araujo
Saturday, July 27th
12:00 - 4:00pm
July 27th - September 7th, 2013
336 Liberty Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Alphaville Gallery is proud to present "ON THE EDGE OF DELICATE LINES", a solo exhibition featuring original paintings by Patricia Araujo related to San Francisco's central city architecture. Notable landmarks include the original Fox Theatre, the Warfield, The Golden Gate Theatre, Hibernia Bank, the Old Mint, Old Emporium dome, Furniture & Carpets, Federal Building, the thermal plants of 6th & Jessie Streets and the new high rise additions in SoMa. She will be exhibiting new paintings, along with other unseen and past works. The femininity Patricia Araujo expresses in these selected paintings mirrors her unique and personal interpretation of cityscapes.
While living in the South of Market, Patricia Araujo was a witness to many of the changes taking place in this redeveloping neighborhood. Her fascination with domes, towers, sacred and municipal structures began with daily observations of the Golden Gate Theatre at Sixth and Market. For over a decade, she has painted the facades of both iconic city landmarks and downtown buildings. Her paintings depict praiseworthy examples of San Francisco architecture, some utilitarian and others grandly ornamental; addressing the themes of urban growth and decay. Araujo continues to deepen her conceptual themes on architecture, place and change in the urban landscape.
“Araujo reminds us that the buildings of our cities' commercial neighborhoods were architects' fantasies before they became assertive new realities and then, after the passage of time, objects of nostalgia. Her paintings as a whole reaffirms the city's daydream of itself as a uniquely beautiful amalgam of past and present.” By Jerome Tarshis, excerpt taken from Araujo's book, "SOMA SEEN".
Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, July 27th, from 12:00-4:00pm at the NEW Alphaville Gallery, 336 Liberty Street, in San Francisco. Curated by Betty Bigas and J. Politi. (Free admission). Exhibit runs through September 7th. Open by appt only, please contact: email@example.com
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ABOUT PATRICIA ARAUJO
Patricia Araujo was born in Miami, Florida, the daughter of Colombian parents. She grew up in Bogota, Colombia and lived there until the age of 19. She began drawing at a very early age, always intrigued by architecture and form. After completing high school in Bogota, Araujo moved to Northern California and studied architecture, painting, and photography. In 2005 she obtained her second B.F.A in Painting, from the San Francisco Art Institute.
She has been exhibiting in San Francisco since 1998. In 2008, she published her first book, entitled ”SOMA SEEN”. Her work has been written about in the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, ARTslant, 7x7 SF, Beyondchron, Examiner and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. To view her complete portfolio and resume online, please visit: http://www.abstractmetropolis.com/
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They plan to periodically invite these artists to exhibit their works, give lectures, and offer workshops. Invited artists will revel intervening in the singular and chameleonic spaces provided. A magnetic momentum will attract audiences and lead the way towards an enhanced appreciation of art and the environment. Alphaville's society cultivates intense interaction and discussion, because an emotion can be elicited by a piece of art, but describing that feeling means developing a whole new language.
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