About the curator and host
Tanya Gayer. Photo by Laurie Polson.
Tanya Gayer is a current resident in Oakland, California. She previously served as the gallery director for Gallery Hijinks in San Francisco. Currently, she works as an independent curator and artist in the Bay Area. Before moving to California, Tanya interned in Espacio Minimo, a gallery located in the heart of Madrid, Spain and attended the hybrid artist residency/art academy Picture Berlin in Berlin, Germany. As a recent BFA graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno she understands the interests and concerns that many young artists have as they work professionally in the present economy and their need for supportive communal ties outside of an academic setting. Tanya's formation of Artshop evolved as she was immersed in this environment outside of academia and realized its' need for other art students and recently graduated art students. As the year progresses Tanya will be applying to Museum Studies masters programs with hopes to further her career as a curator and art enthusiast.
curated and hosted by Tanya Gayer
produced by 14 Black Poppies
Artshop is a conversation and workshop about the profession of being a visual artist. How do you network? How as an artist do you continue improving your artistic practice? These are just some of the questions to be explored with artists exhibiting at Progressive Grounds.
This month, 14 Black Poppies is proud to host cxBost for a special Mission Arts and Performance Project Artshop.
April 5 to May15, 2013
RECEPTION + ARTSHOP: SUN, May 12 / 4PM
Progressive Grounds Mission
2301 Bryant Street, San Francisco
We see uniquely, catching glimpses that can appear sublime and terrible. Early morning light before the day swells anxiously tense, the gentle color of Winter’s first clouds, subtle natural details inform deeply. Visual representation is fraught with tropes, limited tools for describing unlimited experience. My effort as a painter is process-oriented, methodical activity, stripe upon stripe upon stripe, drawn from experience within landscape. Rote work to investigate our perceptual habits and the glorious flickers that emerge midst obvious patterns. The paintings involve gestures that push beyond the wall AND settle readily into known flatness. Within this tension, terrain is provided for an encouraged journey into untold expansive visual awareness. the paintings are an invitation to find respite, to step beyond our daily moment to contemplate deep satisfactions known in nature.
March 20 to April 4, 2013
Will Grogan, Simon Wolf, Maxx Newman, and Caitlin Moorleghen
Reception: FRI, March 22 | 7pm
January 31 to March 20, 2013
Luciano Aita Talpini and Grace Cooper
Artshop: SAT, February 2 | 8pm
November 3, 2012 to January 19, 2013
Artshop: SAT, December 1 | 7:30pm
October 6 to November 2, 2012
Artshop: SUN, October 21 | 4pm to 6pm
August 3 to October 5, 2012
Artshop: THURS, September 27 | 7pm to 9pm