Saturday, November 16, 2013

Shingo Francis at Galerie Kornfeld

Cristina Barroso 
Shingo Francis 
Bodo Korsig 

Curated by Patricia Kornfeld

November 19th - December 21st, 2013  

Opening Reception: November 19th, 8:00-10:00pm
Galerie Kornfeld 
Laupenstrasse 41 
Bern, Switzerland 3008
tel: 031/ 381 46 73
Shingo Francis will be showing with Stuttgardt based artist Cristina Barroso of Brazil, and Trier based artist Bodo Korsig of Germany at the historic Galerie Kornfeld located in the Swiss capital of Bern. Curated by Patricia Kornfeld, the three person exhibition brings together painting, drawing, sculpture and installation. Although each artist has their individual studio practice which has evolved over the years, they share common sensibilities of line, shape, form, color and an underlying concept.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sam Francis: Five Decades Reviewed in Art Ltd. Magazine

Sam Francis, Middle Blue #5, 1959-60
Watercolor on paper, 26 3/4" x 40 1/4" 
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Gift of Julian J. and Joachim Jean Aberbach
Artwork copyright: Sam Francis Foundation, California / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Molly Enholm reviews "Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections" at the Pasadena Museum of California Art in the November/December 2013 issue of Art Ltd. magazine:

Ultimately, PMCA’s exhibition offers much more than can be summarized in a decade-by-decade synopsis of the artist’s formal excursions and influences. Although the exhibition lacks any of the monumentally scaled paintings that have the ability to truly envelop the viewer, it offers a journey through the full arc of the artist’s career. Taken altogether, the exhibition finds clarity through Francis’s relatively fixed palette, dominated by cerulean blues and primary colors— a visual cohesion that unites his seemingly inexhaustible manipulations of this motif. 

Click here to read the complete review on the Art Ltd. website.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Debra Burchett-Lere Speaks About Sam Francis in Pasadena

On Sunday, November 3rd, Debra Burchett-Lere -- Director of the Sam Francis Foundation -- spoke to a crowd of about 75 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Walking through the exhibition "Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections," Burchett-Lere spoke about the artist's personal history and gave personal insights into his works and ideas.

Here are some photos from the event, followed by a brief video clip:

Burchett-Lere describes the impact of Francis' Parisian period

Debra Burchett- Lere accompanied by PMCA Director Jenkins Shannon

Burchett-Lere makes her point in front of a Sam Francis painting from the 1970s