Gambini Gilhoolly + Hollowell: In.Novators. Exhibition through April 3, 2007

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Gambini, Gilhooly + Hollowell are living legends of modern creative vision. They complete their canvases with thoughtful ideas and paint with unabashed technical and artistic mastery. The exhibition at Micaela Gallery showcases talented work, rich in social commentary and relevant modern art. Micaela Gallery is privileged to represent these contemporary masters.

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Painting for me is a visual experience; a learning process of life and living. I do not have a technique; instead, I use a method which I have developed over the years. The arrangement of configurations, with pigment and color placed on the flat 2-dimensional canvas surface, creates light in time and space without shadows, modeling or perspective.

San Francisco gallery, Micaela, presents William Gambini, New York abstract expressionist, David Gilhooly, Funk Art founder, and David Hollowell, California surrealist, in their first collaborative exhibition.

William Gambini is an abstract and figurative painter who was a member of the infamous New York School of Painting in the 1950's. An important part of the Abstract Expressionist movement, he was a valued peer and colleague of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and Mark Rothko, and Pablo Picasso. Gambini states, "Painting for me is a visual experience; a learning process of life and living. I do not have a technique; instead, I use a method which I have developed over the years. The arrangement of configurations, with pigment and color placed on the flat 2-dimensional canvas surface, creates light in time and space without shadows, modeling or perspective." In 1975, Gambini received the Mark Rothko Foundation Grant and moved to San Diego where he continues to paint and sculpt. In 1999, he was awarded the prestigious Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant. Gambini's work has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art (NY).

David Gilhooly is a well-known painter and sculptor, recognized for his contributions to the Funk Art Movement. A graduate of University of California at Davis, Gilhooly collaborated with Manuel Neri, Richard Shaw, and Nathan Oliveira. Originally using ceramics as the medium for his sculptures, Gilhooly tired of the medium and sculpted with Plexiglas and shadow boxes. His paintings and lithographs are as witty and charming as his sculptures. Forever growing as an artist, Gilhooly currently uses a variety of media to surprise, stimulate, and educate our senses. His work is found in permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as in prestigious private collections.

New York born David Hollowell's paintings explore construction and space whether figurative or abstract. He confines his images into boxes while at the same time exhibiting complete artistic freedom with the subject matter within. Playing with illusion and perspective, Hollowell creates exquisitely detailed 'rooms' that make the viewer feel as though they can step inside. He states, "The concern of developing an image that plays with a picture plane in a traditional manner has always excited me. I seem to never tire of the magic that occurs when I get to a stage in my work when I actually feel as though I can enter into the space I've created." Hollowell is currently a Professor of Art at the University of California-Davis. He has won many awards, such as the Western States Arts Federation drawing award, and has shown his work within group exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the National Portrait Gallery among others.

Micaela Gallery represents contemporary and modern fine art - exploring the emotional and intellectual perspectives of select artists. The gallery assembles several solo and group exhibitions annually investigating artistic vision, as influenced by culture and the politics of life. Micaela is located at 333 Hayes Street, between Franklin and Gough Streets. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11 to 7 pm, Sunday from noon to 5 pm, and Mondays by appointment. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.micaela.com or write to us at info@micaela.com.

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