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December 30, 2011 > Interactions at Sun Gallery

Interactions at Sun Gallery

Submitted By Jacqueline Cooper

The Sun Gallery is proud to announce a two person exhibition, "Interactions," featuring the artwork of Joseph Slusky and Katie Hawkinson. Both artists are long time Bay Area residents and their home and studios are located in Berkeley. Although they work side by side their artwork appears, initially, to be very different. Hawkinson paints luminous abstractions that have their roots in nature, sacred geometry and rhythms, while Slusky creates metal sculptures whose limbs extend out into space and are often brightly painted and detailed. Standing amongst the work, however, one begins to get the sense that the artworks "talk" to each other, subtle conversations based around color and form which are reflected in both artists practice.

Surface is also crucial in both artists work. Some of Slusky's sculptures are burnished bearing a strong resemblance to the shiny, candy apple colored exterior of hot rods and low riders. On other works, Slusky paints highly detailed motifs that almost resemble hieroglyphs, a playful language that appeals to both adults and children.

For this exhibition, the artists have filled the Sun Gallery, creating meditative spaces lined with Hawkinson's gorgeous paintings and whimsical environments filled with Slusky's bright, animated three-dimensional work. Both artists have shown extensively and their work is featured in collections throughout the United States. The Sun Gallery will be hosting a reception for the Artists on Saturday January 14 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. featuring an informal talk with Slusky and Hawkinson at 4 p.m. Please come prepared to ask questions and be a part of what promises to be a lively conversation.

For more information, please contact Sun Gallery Artistic Director Jacqueline Cooper at (510) 581-4050, or e-mail The Sun Gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

January 4 - February 4
Wednesdays - Saturdays: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Reception for the Artists
Saturday, January 14
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Sun Gallery
1015 E. Street, Hayward
(510) 581-4050

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