Special Fall exhibits at Firehouse

Posted Sunday, September 27th

September 27, 2015

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Jane Onojafe
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Special Fall Exhibits: On view from October 15/16 through December 5.  The Harrington Gallery and Firehouse Arts Center present works by two distinct artists in the public exhibition areas.  Opening October 15: Prolific Los Gatos artist Ed Lucey will be exhibited in the hallways galleries. Lucey’s paintings in oil are of the Central California farmlands.  Opening October 16: Oakland artist Jon Steven Walters has created two paintings specifically for the Grand Atrium exhibit space.  Walter’s technique juxtaposes mixed layers of media, colors and shapes to transform figures into skewed afterimages harnessed in layers of translucent paint. The work is somewhat reminiscent of the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s-60s.

The public is invited to explore and enjoy the exhibits during Firehouse Arts Center open hours.  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 12:00-5:00 p.m.; Saturday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.  Donations always appreciated. For more information, contact Gallery Director: JFinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov, or call the gallery: 925-931-4849.

Press Release

Special Fall Exhibits @ Firehouse

Central California Farmlands and Two Large Figurative Works

Pleasanton, Calif. – In a special Fall Exhibit, the Harrington Gallery and Firehouse Arts Center present two new installations in the public exhibition spaces. On display from October 15/16 through December 5 are works by oil landscape artist Ed Lucey, and two large semi-figurative pieces created specifically for the Firehouse Grand Atrium space by Jon Steven Walters.

The public is invited to explore and enjoy the exhibits during Firehouse open hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.   The Firehouse Arts Center is located in beautiful downtown Pleasanton at 4444 Railroad Avenue.  Admission is free.

October 15 through December 5:  A prolific painter who resides in Los Gatos, Ed Lucey’s early arts education was at San Jose State University and later at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.  After a long career in industrial design, he turned his full attention towards fine art, and has taught design and drawing at Stanford and San Jose State.  Lucey’s work has been exhibited in the Harrington Gallery’s annual “Fresh Works” juried exhibition, as well as the Los Gatos Art Association, Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, and the Triton Museum in Santa Clara.   The special Hallway Gallery installation of Lucey’s oil paintings will feature Central California farmlands.

October 16 through December 5:  Upon accepting an invitation to show his paintings in the Lobby Gallery, Jon Steven Walters chose to create two new paintings with the space in mind.  His technique juxtaposes mixed layers of media, colors and shapes to transform figures into skewed afterimages that appear to be harnessed in layers of translucent paint. Drawing on inspiration from the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s-60s, Walters’ spin on figuration builds depth through each layer of media, largely obscuring the under-painting creating an ethereal mix of lucid color-scapes on clay board canvases.

Born in Oakland in 1958, Jon Steven Walters grew up in Castro Valley, receiving his BFA in illustration from the Academy of Art University of SF in 1989, and his MFA in Studio Art from JFK University in Berkeley in 2008.

For more information, contact Gallery Director: JFinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov, or call the gallery: 925-931-4849.

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