Spirit of Place - The Kaiser Permanente Series and related works
Reception: Wednesday March 2nd, 5 - 7 pm. Live music by a trio drawn from José Najera's "Bernal Beat:" / 7 pm - 8 pm Artist talk and videos
In January 2015, I was commissioned by Kaiser Permanente to paint a series of eight paintings of neighborhoods of San Francisco. Kaiser was seeking vibrant paintings that represented the cultural and topographical diversity of our city. The finished works are reproduced digitally as ten foot murals in the reception areas of eight floors of their Mission Bay Medical Offices. These murals which Kaiser has titled 'Heart Walls' will welcome patients with iconic scenes of our city.
The original paintings for these murals form the centerpiece of a solo exhibition at the SFMOMA Artists' Gallery. The exhibition will also include related works and paintings of Mexico and Italy and some paintings from The Garden Series.
Installed courtesy of Chandra Cerrito Gallery Art Advisors at Kaiser Permanente, Mission Bay Medical Offices, San Francisco California.