After her death in 1929, Lillie Hitchcock Coit left one-third of her estate to the city of San Francisco for “Civic Beautification” providing the budget used to build Coit Tower.
Please join me Saturday October 28th at the Haight Street Art Center 215 Haight Street, to celebrate my Coit Tower Residency project from this summer. It is a collection of drawings, photographs, and screen prints that celebrate The City of San Francisco, our beloved monument, and the magical six weeks I got to create art inside the caretaker’s kitchen.
“Civic Beautification” The Coit Tower Artist in Residency Exhibition
at The Haight Street Art Center, 215 Haight Street San Francisco, Ca.
October 28th – January 1 2018 Opening reception Saturday 10/28 5-8pm
Halloween costumes are encouraged, the first 50 people in costume to attend
the reception get a free tee shirt from this project.
I am proud to announce that for the month of August 2017, I will be the official Artist in Residence at Coit Tower here in San Francisco. The artwork produced will be screen printed and displayed at the brand new Haight Street Art Center, which celebrates its grand opening this Saturday. More details soon. I still love you very much San Francisco, see you in August on Telegraph Hill.
Coit Tower, also known as the Lillian Coit Memorial Tower, is a 210-foot (64 m) tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The tower, in the city’s Pioneer Park, was built in 1933 using Lillie Hitchcock Coit‘s bequest to beautify the city of San Francisco; at her death in 1929 Coit left one-third of her estate to the city for civic beautification. The tower was proposed in 1931 as an appropriate use of Coit’s gift. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 29, 2008.
My largest body of work to date, “The Spirit Animals” opens June 24th at The Jonathan Levine Gallery in the Mana Contemporary Art Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. I was inspired by our relationships as humans, with our motor vehicles. The motor vehicle has more of a soul, or a spirit than most objects because we risk our lives riding in them. I have really enjoyed creating these, and I hope to see you in Jersey City in June.
I have started a new body of work for an upcoming solo show at The Jonathan Levine Gallery in June 2017. I was inspired by our relationships as humans, with our motor vehicles. The motor vehicle has more of a soul, or a spirit than most objects because we risk our lives riding in them. This body of work is in cooperation with the Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles, and The Piaggio Museum in Italy. I am hoping to visit Detroit soon, to see the Ford and Chrysler Museums. Below are the 20 sketches I have completed this month. More info soon!