Spoke Art is having another incredibly engaging group show this month. With many other curated shows behind him, artist Nathan Spoor brings together a dynamic group of artists in the Suggestivism: Resonance exhibition. Over 40 talented artists will participate and were asked to consider Nathan’s description – suggestivism as an art movement, flowing from “the artist’s specific and unique vision, a psychological or even mystical manifestation brought into reality by an artist’s personal aesthetic… including a variety of vivid, original and technically obsessive individuals.”
Suggestivism: Resonance is a journey into another world; it reminds us of the importance of imagination and embracing the unknown and all of its implausible characters. There is vibrancy to these pieces that pulls you into the world the artist is giving you, a glimpse into their personal ethereal landscape, if just for a moment. Head down to Spoke Art or get online to check out this inspiring dreamlike event!
September 1 – 24, 2016
Curated by Nathan Spoor
816 Sutter Street | San Francisco CA 94109
Alex Pardee, Allison Sommers, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Hurd, Audrey Kawasaki, Boris Pelcer, Charlie Immer, Dan Christofferson, Dan May, Eric Richardson, Esao Andrews, Fulvio Di Piazza, Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins, Hannah Faith Yata, Heiko Muller, Jana Brike, Jen Lobo, Jeremy Nichols, Jet Martinez, Joe Hengst, Joe Vaux, Johnny Rodriguez, Jon Fox, Ken Garduno, Kiel Johnson, Kristen Reichert, Lauren YS, Marisa Aragón Ware, Meghan Howland, Meredith Marsone, Natalie Foss, Nathan Spoor, Nick Sheehy, Nicole Duennebier, Peca, Peter Ferguson, Sarah Joncas, Scott Musgrove, Scott Teplin, Skinner, So Youn Lee, Stan Manoukian, Syd Bee, Tran Nguyen, Troy Coulterman, Vasilis Avramidis, Wendy Ortiz, Yevgeniya Mikhailik
Spoke Art is pleased to present Suggestivism: Resonance, a group show curated by Nathan Spoor. With over 40 artists from around the world participating in the exhibition, each piece brings a unique perspective and development to what it means to be a Suggestivist. Rendered in a variety of media, each artist has a distinct approach and style while maintaining commonality through painstaking details and phantasmagoric scenes. Curator Nathan Spoor describes Suggestivism as an art movement, flowing from “the artist’s specific and unique vision, a psychological or even mystical manifestation brought into reality by an artist’s personal aesthetic… including a variety of vivid, original and technically obsessive individuals.” Each artist’s contribution to the exhibition creates a sense of tension in a dream-like moment constructed with familiar components, characters and objects that make them at once recognizable and also discombobulating. Drawing from a deep well of inspiration including Rococo and Renaissance masters, painters James McNeill Whistler, Georges Seurat, writers like Edgar Allan Poe, contemporary surrealism and imaginative personal ruminations, Suggestivism: Resonance takes the viewer on a journey through alternate worlds. At the core of many of the artist’s work is the importance of imagination and an exploration into unknown landscapes populated by ethereal and implausible characters.
About the Gallery:
Spoke Art is an art space specializing in new contemporary painting, sculpture and illustration located in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood. Our rotating monthly exhibits feature a wide variety of solo and group shows, many of which feature our international roster of represented artists.
About the Curator:
Nathan Spoor is an artist and curator living in Los Angeles, CA. He has curated exhibitions nationally and internationally including five editions of Suggestivism in New York, Italy and California. Spoor also published Suggestivism with Ginko Press in conjunction with the accompanying exhibition at the Grand Central Art Center Museum.Most recently Spoor curated Risqué and Masterworks: Defining a New Narrative at the Long Beach Museum of Art.
Troy Coulterman – Scratch that Itch
Audrey Kawasaki – Lush
Esao Andrews – Kelly
Natalie Foss – The Gap
Hannah Yata – Water Dancer
Jet Martinez – Cierra La Boca, Abre Los Ojas
Meredith Marsone – Sweet Rumours
Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins – The Tea Bringer
Nathan Spoor – Good Listener
Syd Bee – Morta
Peca – Saturnalia