Exhibition | Alex Zecca 'New Work' | Contemporary Art at Gallery 16 | San Francisco | Art Week

Alex Zecca 'New Work'

Share this

Categories:

Exhibition Type:

How many artists: 
1

How many exhibition works:

Country:

Date: 
Friday, 6 September 2019 to Friday, 25 October 2019
Opening: 
Friday, 6 September 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Gallery 16 is pleased to present its seventh solo exhibition with San Francisco artist Alex Zecca. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Friday, September 6, from 6 to 9pm.

 

The action of drawing a straight line from edge to edge is completely fulfilling, meditative, and focusing. For me, this wonderfully simple mark, has it all. - AZ

 

The central focus of Zecca’s practice continues to be about process and color mixing. Zecca’s system is a specific and exacting methodology as is his exercise in focus and precision. His hand-drawn works marry a sense of the scientific with the art of craft, the conceptual with the handmade. 

 

The new pieces expand on the artist’s obsessive and precise technique but present fresh variations on his time-intensive practice of accumulating thousands of colored, ruled lines. The vibrant abstractions, each made of the literal recording of innumerable, painstakingly rendered marks, are made with only a pen and a straight edge. These cumulative sequences of inked lines on paper are then cut into strips, reconfigured, and mounted on plywood panels. The end results are bigger areas of saturated color and bolder, more active paintings. 

 

Art critic Kenneth Baker wrote, “Alex Zecca has long worked with such methodical consistency that I go to each new exhibition of his expecting to see more of the same. But he has not yet failed to surprise. You move around certain of Zecca’s new works on paper expecting flickers of iridescence, so keenly do they recall the powdery luminosity of a butterfly wing or exotic plumage.”

 

 

Artist ( Name ):

Artist ( Description ): 

Zecca attended California College of the Arts and studied in Italy before receiving his MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. Zecca’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions in San Francisco, CA and has been curated alongside other masters of pattern including Yayoi Kusama and Ross Bleckner in the Crocker Art Museum’s exhibition Approaching Infinity: The Richard Green Collection of Meticulous Abstraction.

 

Telephone: 
415 626 7495

Venue ( Name ):

Venue ( Address ): 

501 3rd St. 

Add new comment

Other shows from Gallery 16

view
Johanna St. Clair
02/07/2020 to 03/27/2020
view
Jason Jägel "La Machine Molle"
02/07/2020 to 03/27/2020
view
Shaw & Co.
11/15/2019 to 01/17/2020
view
Hal Fischer: The Gay Seventies, An artists talk and book signing
10/19/2019

Pages

_____________________________________________

Related Shows This Week

view
H2O
H2O
07/11/2020 to 08/22/2020
view
"Shades of Blue" International Online Award Exhibition
06/06/2020 to 09/06/2020
view
„ART IS A REMEDY“ – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
06/19/2020 to 08/22/2020
view
THE LABYRINTH An Installation and Exhibition by Indira Cesarine
06/24/2020 to 08/28/2020
view
Hunger nach Bildern
07/03/2020 to 08/22/2020
view
Marie McCallum, Artist
06/12/2020 to 08/31/2020
view
Welcome Featured Artist Bob Fesser
07/10/2020 to 07/09/2021
view
Light and Shadow
08/05/2020 to 08/26/2020

Pages