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UNIX Gallery is excited to announce its participation in Art Market San Francisco 2018 at booth 611, to be held at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture from April 26 - April 29, 2018. The gallery is presenting a carefully curated show including new works by Justin Bower, William Bradley, Ellen de Meijer, Pablo Dona, Tom McFarland, John Messinger, KwangHo Shin, Christian Voigt, and Llewellyn Xavier. Exhibiting paintings, sculpture, and innovative mixed media artwork UNIX Gallery commits to the highest standards of connoisseurship and professionalism within the evolving contemporary art market.

Justin Bower, known for his anonymous portraits, uses his brushstrokes to give us an understanding of an extensive subconscious reaction to technology. The fragmentation of his subjects is a reflection of today’s generational influence from technology. He intends to identify this disjunction and offer a perspective of techno-saturation.

William Bradley’s work begins with abstract gestural watercolors, which are then manipulated into a calculated arrangement. These resolved designs are then repainted in oil on canvas. His work can be described as “abstract art about abstract art” with an underlying concept that explores the communicative disconnect between artist and viewer that is specific to the pure abstract language. Bradley constructs a language of references or quotes from mostly Abstract Expressionists including Motherwell, Still, Gottlieb, De Kooning, while maintaining his own distinctive approach.

Ellen de Meijer’s paintings tend to give the viewer a unique feeling of sympathetic tension and pathos, simultaneously. Her portraits show figures of successful repute, yet vulnerable with empty gazes. Ellen de Meijer’s figures are armed with digital gadgets such as Google Glasses or iPhones, which refer to our zeitgeist of access to information and power. This proliferation of technology becomes a point of dependency while our human instincts docilely move to the background.

Pablo Dona’s sculpture and photography explore an imaginative world of miniature marvels, deeply colored by a child-like playfulness and wonder at the breadth of creative potential. In Dona’s unique world, tiny figures embark on great adventures surrounded by, to their eye, giant emblems of childhood and domestic comforts. Incorporating both found objects and elements of his own creation, Dona’s work succeeds in bringing us back to our earliest memories through the dreamy narratives that his miniatures find themselves in: a new realm of possibility.

John Messinger combines elements of photography and tapestry to create large-scale, 3-dimensional mixed media artworks. His body of work consists of thousands of individual 4.25” x 3.25” instant photographs assembled together to create photographic tapestries that examine the proliferation and ubiquity of the photograph in the digital age. Inspired by the notions of singularity and time, Messinger combines hundreds of varying images and transforms them into a single experience. His work fuses indexical and abstract imagery to question the notion of photography, photographer, and subject.

Tom McFarland’s mixed media works use string, hardware, resin, mesh, and acrylic paint within a geometric frame to create shadow and layered interplay between light, material, and negative space. Heavily process oriented, McFarland creates balance between heavy texture and elegant coloration to create a quizzical, idiosyncratic space for the viewer. McFarland’s works of string and mesh patterns utilizes a process-oriented technique that highlights the artist’s hand within the confines of his framing. Weaves are decidedly angular and tighter or heavier based on McFarland’s feeling and spans structural constraint and improvisation.

Evoking themes of Abstract Expressionism, Korean artist KwangHo Shin employs intense and vibrant colors to depict the individualistic expression of emotion and a sense of self. He applies charcoal and oils in thick brushstrokes to distort and exaggerate the subject’s facial features. His technique confronts the viewer with an emotional impact, affecting our understanding of the human form. Whether it is the external pose of the subject or the unique color combinations, abstraction or layered texture, the portraiture of KwangHo Shin is able to document the psychological changes and clashes that arise in us all.

Christian Voigt is a German photographer, known for his impressive images created using large-format cameras. Voigt has photographed great libraries, museums, landscapes and temples. Through his lens, Voigt captured mankind’s extraordinary buildings and architecture. The artist offers an illuminated tenor, delivering with his photography an inescapable sense of history and verve.

Renowned for using brilliant colors to reflect the light and life of the Caribbean, Llewellyn Xavier’s art serves a multiplicity of functions; philosophical as well as aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from contemporaries of American Abstract Expressionism, Xavier’s bold daring vision and grandiose gestures manifest in a boundless energy of sheer force of purpose and power. His artwork is free of restrain, creating a pure vision that is both relevant and immediate.

UNIX Gallery is located at 532 W. 24th Street, New York, NY 10011. Telephone: 212-209-1572. Website: www.unixgallery.com. Email: info@unixgallery.com. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. For more information or further inquires please contact Robert Berry at robert@unixgallery.com or by phone at 212-209-1572.