our next show in san francisco

will be chris ballantyne, opening the 30th of january.   using simple, graphic imagery, he describes the edges of american landscape.    places between suburbia and wilderness.   scenes that are almost possible.

he’ll make a painting on the walls of the gallery, as well as having india ink on paper works like these — “yard” (above) and “untitled house (mobile)” (below),

and acrylic paintings on panel, like “plateau”

or the diptych, “waterfall.”

at the same time, we’ll show stephanie metz’s needle-felted wool sculptures.  they too are paradoxical.   formalist sculpture or house pet you don’t have to feed or clean up after?   attractive or kind of icky?