Alan Mazzetti

(415) 336-8970

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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 1: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
OCT 14 & 15, 2017
Hunters Point Shipyard, Bldg. 116
Galvez Ave and Donahue Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 4: SOMA
NOV 4 & 5, 2017
Arc Studios & Gallery
1246 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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The Landscapes Series has become, in many ways, a journey back to my origins. It's a return to representational work, informed by years of working abstractly. The subjects that I began with are based on imagery from regular trips between San Francisco, my home, and Santa Barbara, my birthplace.
Making an image of something is a deeply satisfying way to know and appreciate it. Re-presenting the forms, textures and colors of the scenes I pass through repeatedly has led to a renewed perception of them. And vice-versa: seeing the world from a new perspective has challenged me to recreate that image as a sucessful painting. For me, that means one that is true to the subject, unique in its making, and meaningful to both the artist and the viewer.
Basing the imagery on an actual time and place keeps it objective, while abstracting color and form allows for subjective viewpoints. A personal experience becomes universal and everyone sees the world in a new way.