Almost Forgotten, 9 x 13, oil on linen
If you are a fan of landscape paintings and you live in the San Francisco Bay area, you are in for a real treat. This weekend a group show titled A California Spring opens at Holton Studio Gallery in Emeryville, and it promises to be an exceptionally wonderful collection of landscape works by some very talented artists.
Just look at this line-up;
If you're familiar with the works of these artists and noticed a bias towards tonalist painters, you'd be right. Not that this is a tonalist show per se, but all of the paintings are framed by master frame maker Tim Holton's beautiful hand crafted frames, which go so well with tonalist landscapes. It's as if the paintings and the frames were made for each other.
Actually, they were. Tim studies each painting, and makes each frame from scratch, from selecting the wood to the finish detail to give the pieces the best possible presentation. That the frames themselves are works of art, goes without saying. It's custom framing in the purest sense of the word.
I, and I'm sure many of the other artists in this show, selected pieces with Tim's framing in mind, too. It's a true collaboration, and if you came to see the show, I think you'll agree in recognizing just how much framing matters.
The opening reception is this Saturday, May 3rd, from 5 - 7 pm. If you're in the area, please come join us for a great art evening. See some great paintings, meet the artists, talk art, sip some wine.
'Hope you can make it!
5510 Doyle Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608