JULY EXHIBITIONS: 3 – 28
Tafoni Formations, Tara J. Graves
Artist Reception: Thursday, July 11 5:30 – 7:30
Regatta, Steven Stodor
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11 5:30 – 7:30
For his 2013 solo exhibition, Steven Stodor experiments in abstraction, drawing inspiration from his life by the water. Using imagery of nautical flags and silhouettes, Regatta presents an alternative view of this life.
Growing up on Lake Michigan before moving to the City by the Bay, water has always been a significant part of Stodor’s environment. This upbringing is juxtaposed with his interest in geometry and linear design, inspired by his mother’s stained glass. Stodor is endlessly intrigued by negative space and the contours of maritime life, resulting in this dynamic body of work. His subject matter is brought to life through the use of a vibrant palette, a harmonious balance between organic and geometric forms, and a distinct impasto.
Stodor moved to San Francisco in 2002, and has exhibited throughout the city since 2004. Stodor’s interest in abstract oil painting was fostered during his time studying at the Academy of Art University, where he graduated in the Spring of 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, Painting.