Composed of profusely layered original and appropriated images, Dean Byington’s paintings recall surrealist collage and assemblage that began in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the San Francisco Bay area. Byington has lived and worked in the Bay area since the mid-1980s and his work is known for its psychedelic aesthetic. His paintings envelope the viewer in an enigmatic narrative that hovers ...more
Locally Sourced is the first exhibition in the four-part Do You Know Where Your Art Comes From? exhibition series. The exhibition is curated by Transformer’s Executive and Artistic Director Victoria Reis, and presented in collaboration with AU’s Studio Art Program, Locally Sourced provides an in-depth look at the extensive collections of six regionally focused Community Supported Art (CSA) and ...more
Forty years ago, in a derelict building hidden among the abandoned amusement park rides of Glen Echo Park, four young photographers founded Photoworks with little more than a shared passion for the daily work of seeing, shooting, and printing images of lasting beauty and artistic integrity. Photoworks: Presence of Place will feature works by past and present members of the Photoworks community, ...more
Phyllis Plattner's art uses images of war and religion from art history and photojournalism to contrast the opposing drives of violence and peace. The contrasting images result in a stunning and poignant juxtaposition. The solo-exhibition features monumental, highly narrative altarpieces from Plattner's Legends and Chronicles of War series.
Sam Noto allows his materials to generate form and occupy space in a dynamic way. These large steel constructions, largely made of found materials, are both serious and playful and expresses the artist's improvisational technique.