Seraphin Gallery will be presenting at If So, What? booth #101 from April 26-29 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA. Exhibiting artists include Phillip Adams, Paul Fabozzi, James Fee, Craig Kraft, Youdhi Maharjan, Michael Morrill, Madeline Peckenpaugh, and Hiro Sakaguchi.
Phillip Adams, b. 1978
Focused on the place that lies between the mental and physical, Phillip Adams explores the moments in between our memories; the intense connection between the soul and the spaces that we inhabit. With a hyperrealistic sensibility, Adams transports the viewer to a landscape full of remembrance and nostalgia with brilliant detail and invention.
Paul Fabozzi, b. 1965
Exploring ideas of time and place through architectural abstraction, Fabozzi creates a visual language that dissects the urbanscapes of today's metropolitan locations. Through a process of meditative walking and documentation, Fabozzi reimagines a two-dimensional plane that incorporates the holistic experience of a journey through a particular site - the essence of being present, overwhelmed by thought and feeling.
James Fee, 1949-2006
The solarized figures in James Fee's Study for a Painting monoprints are burning apparitions that at once are impermanent, ethereal, and everlasting. They act as a mirror for the viewer to witness introspection, of the subject and of the self. Each work is one of a kind, and beautifully portrays the famed photographer's technical and compositional abilities.
Craig Kraft, b. 1949
Over the past 35 years, Craig Kraft has created works from light that appear painterly and intuitive, using gestural neon line as unique expression. He is one of only a handful of light artists in the world that bends his own glass as he shapes his works three dimensionally. Kraft has had major public and private commissions across the nation, and has a significant presence in his hometown of Washington D.C.
Youdhi Maharjan, b. 1984
Originally from Nepal, Youdhi Maharjan creates nuanced works that are beautiful in their simplicity, as well as powerful in their intricacy. His studio and meditative practices are fully intertwined as he preciously cuts out each letter. Inspired by underlying human truths, Maharjan composes new meaning to these pages and touches the viewer with his deliberate and gentle offerings. Maharjan has been internationally exhibited and collected.
Michael Morrill, b. 1951
Inspired by the interweaving threads of history and the history of art, Michael Morrill's new series envelops the idea of Déjà vu through his use of repeated and nuanced form. Creating a unique language of geometric abstraction, Morrill celebrates and recalls antiquity with his palette of rich indigo blues and his use of gilding. The artist has been collected by numerous institutions including the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
Madeline Peckenpaugh, b. 1991
Working from memory, Peckenpaugh creates metaphysical landscapes that are derived from her own recollection of a moment in time. Her techniques as an action painter through the sculptural act of addition and subtraction create compositions where light truly arrives from within the painting. Peckenpaugh has been collected by the Woodmere Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Fellowship.
Hiro Sakaguchi, b. 1965
Hiro Sakaguchi illustrates comments about our culture, political climate, and the mentality of modern life with a unique and innocent visual language. While his images may appear like comic or animation forms, his skill, technique, and use of line is masterful. Sakaguchi depicts his complex and adult subject matter using elements of warfare, destruction, interconnectedness, and domestic life - with this seemingly childlike hand.