Pier 70, Dogpatch, San Francisco, CA
SAN FRANCISCO - For Untitled San Francisco’s inaugural fair, Jane Lombard Gallery will exhibit Squeak Carnwath, Sarah Dwyer, and Carmen Neely: three generations of outstanding painters who continue to drive the medium forward by offering new discoveries, insights, and possibilities through their works and practice. Please join us in San Francisco from January 13 – 15, 2017 at Pier 70, booth A8.
Squeak Carnwath has been a leading figure in the Bay Area art world since the 1970s, with a signature style that incorporates meticulously applied layers of oil paint with text, repeated symbolic iconography, and abstract patterns, to create complex works which gradually reveal her personal exploration of representation and memory. Featured in the booth will be a salon-style hang of her notebook paintings, which offer witty and insightful commentary on painting, art, and the human condition, done in her masterful “trompe l’oeil” style.
Sarah Dwyer draws inspiration from art history and literature as well as her own personal history and childhood spent in Ireland. At Untitled San Francisco, we will debut four new paintings, including a companion piece to Protrero, which was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize in 2016. Dwyer’s paintings reveal traces of memory through fragments of found imagery. Her rigorous process results in works that offer viewers a lush and nourishing experience, demanding careful viewing and re-viewing as new nuances and moments slowly reveal themselves over time. Possessing elements of both figuration and abstraction, they are a result of an intimate relationship between the act of painting, the unconscious, and intuition.
Carmen Neely is obsessed with gesture. Every stroke and splatter in her work—a combination of painting and found objects—is imbued with deep intention and awareness of her identity as a young black woman making art in the twenty-first century. “The mark”—revered and mythologized as the purest form of artistic intention by her (mostly) white, male predecessors in the art historical canon— becomes an act of subtle subversion in Neely’s paintings. Her attention to her own context in the broader sense is skillfully complemented by the fact that her work is also deeply personal and self-reflective, imbued with a lively sense of marvel and joy.
Jane Lombard Gallery has a rich twenty-year history with an established reputation for supporting artists who work within a global perspective and aesthetic relevant to the social and political climate of today. The gallery promotes both emerging and mid-career artists in a variety of media - painting, sculpture, installation and film - in the US, Europe, and Asia. Formerly Lombard Freid, the gallery re-opened as Jane Lombard Gallery in 2015 with an expanded roster and continued commitment to providing a platform for some of the most exciting artistic talents working today.