“Sweatin’ to tha Oldies”
This show, by Fanee, ran from December 12th 2009 through January 2nd 2010.
This collection of new works used sexual imagery to represent romantic, but still naughty mentalities of a somewhat juvenile teen. Please join us at Gallery Three for the opening reception of “Sweatin’ to tha Oldies,” December 12th, 2009 from 7-11pm.
Fanee’s subject matter deals with the many fundamentals of naive love, dating and “sweatin” over various infatuations. This exhibit boldly showcases Fanee’s provocative vision of female sexuality in society. She uses inner conflicts to explore the fine line between passion and delirium. Her characters take on different personas of clown-faced women, tattooed up, dressed in costume, and jeweled to the max. Shadowed by twisted song lyrics and provocative poses, her characters entrance the viewer by revealing their vulnerability.
This collection incorporates mixed media works creating a hybrid of drawing and painting on magazine paper. The premise of each piece begins with an image ripped from a kinky porn magazine. Fanee outlines her subjects with pen and pencil, adding and subtracting from the original image. She uses white oil-based markers and colored paint to add contrast and subtle pigments to the page.
A native of the Midwest, Fanee moved to New York City to begin her art education at Parsons The New School for Design. From there, she returned to her Midwest roots and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). After a six-year tenure in Chicago, she relocated to San Francisco to further her passion and her artistic career.
“unseen on tv”
Works by Erik Foss, ran from Saturday, November 14th 2009 through December 5th 2009.
Gallery Three presented Unseen on TV new works by Erik Foss. This overflowing, compulsive accumulation of works mirrors the chaotic conditions in which they have been made. Unseen on TV symbolizes the irony of our culture’s founding beliefs and ideologies, revealing America uncensored. Please join us at Gallery Three for the opening reception on Saturday, November 14th 2009 from 7-11pm.
Seemingly naïve perceptions of sex, religion and politics are represented in the form of collage, combined to form a disordered setting for Erik Foss’ new exhibition, Unseen on TV. This collection is fueled by a sociological deviance from American culture, while at the same time reflecting the cultures very ideals. Foss’ raw collages on distressed paper are an assembled collection of antique pornography and photographs, dating as late as the 1800’s. Erotic cut out hearts cover the faces of stoic portraits, questioning the distinction between offensive vs. provocative or private vs. public concern. Manipulating American history and politics with fearful symmetries and collective despair, Foss dares to push the boundaries of relative understanding.
Erik Foss has been living and working in downtown Manhattan for over twelve years. This will be his second solo show at Gallery Three in San Francisco. He has also shown in several New York galleries including White Box, Dietch and Jonathan Levine, as well as The Contemporary Art Museum in Chicago, Collette in Paris and V1 Gallery in Denmark.