“Endless Dance” Art Exhibition – A Tribute to the Golden Gate Bridge & The City by the Bay
Endless Dance: A Tribute to the Golden Gate Bridge & The City by the Bay is an exhibition of twenty five artworks, mostly paintings on canvas with a couple of works on paper, that are on exhibit at the Embarcadero Conference Center, on the P (Promenade) level of the Four Embarcadero Center building, San Francisco 94111 (see map). It is on the corner of Embarcadero Center and Drumm Street in the Financial District, next to the Hyatt and opposite the Ferry Building. There is a parking complex in Four Embarcadero. It is easy to get to via Muni, Bart, bus and tram. The regular Conference Center hours are from 8:00am – 5:00pm. If you’re in the area please stop by during these business hours. The Reception on March 21st went very well, with about sixty people attending and me giving a guided tour of the paintings, explaining some of the stories and background behind them. One of the special guests who attended was Elvy, the subject, with her late husband Guillermo, of the painting that lends it’s title, Endless Dance, to the show. The picture below shows Elvy and I standing in front of “Endless Dance”. Elvy is an artist herself (ElvyVera.com). The story behind Endless Dance is very special and is explained in Stephanie Wright Hession’s wonderful write up in the Chronicle.
Elvy and I in front of Endless Dance
The artworks range from a 10′ x 7′ depiction of the Golden Gate Bridge created in celebration of it’s 75th birthday, to a series of portraits of Artistes who performed in the Cirque du Soleil TOTEM show, created as live performance art when I was painting in the Tapis Rouge VIP tent while they were in San Francisco. Every painting has a San Francisco connection. The title for the show, Endless Dance, reflects the diversity, artistic richness and dynamism of the city, an endless dance where iconic symbols like the Golden Gate Bridge set the backdrop for an incredible range of talented people, some who have lived here all their lives and some just passing through. This show reflects my interest in dance and you’ll find that as a recurrent theme in much of the work, spanning Lindy Hop Swing, Argentine Tango, Flamenco and Modern, all strongly represented in the city.
All the works in the exhibition are for sale. Please ask at the reception for a price list. Also don’t forget to ask to try out the 3D viewing glasses! You’ll be amazed at the 3D layering, movement and detail you’ll see in many of the artworks when viewed with the 3D glasses. Signed Gicleé fine art prints on heavy weight cotton rag paper (24″ x 20″) of any of the images you see in the show are available for $175 (plus tax and, if you wish, framing). If you are interested in purchasing any of the artworks, or a fine art print, or commissioning a painting, or would like to hire me to create live painting / portraits at a special event, then please email me.
Below are some photos of the reception and the exhibition:
Tiit, Ingrid holding her new baby Elli, and I in front of San Francisco Heart
Barbara, Elli, Ingrid and Lara in front of San Francisco Heart
The Golden Gate Bridge and bridge inspired calligraphic works on paper
Tina and friends in front of The Golden Gate Bridge
Lights on Mid-Market and San Francisco Heart
Looking at San Francisco Heart with 3D glasses (it is surprisingly interesting to do this!)
Ingrid showing 3D details she has observed in San Francisco Heart to Jeremy
Both depicting couples dancing Argentine Tango, Impassioned and Endless Dance, namesake for the exhibition
The Hyatt sign visible out of the window beyond Impassioned
Swing Out and Cityshapes – Metal
Yurong – Cirque du Soleil Unicyclist
Jazz Ambassadors and Cityshapes – Island
In front of a painting honoring the Jazz Ambassadors, jazz musicians sent around the world by the State Department to represent America in the ’50s and ’60s.
Rick and His Buick Beauty and Summer Afternoon
January 24, 2013
Marge BensonMarch 20, 2013
Wish we could be there! Beautiful work and outstanding representations!
Marge & Bob
Jeremy SuttonMarch 28, 2013
Hi Marge & Bob,
Thank you so much for your nice comment! Peggy and I wished you could have magically flown over for the reception:-)
Jeremy SuttonMarch 28, 2013
Hi Marge & Bob,
Thanks for your very nice note! Peggy and I wished you could have magically flown over and been there:-0