Classical Revolution Plays to the Tune of Sevilla Granger's Paintings:
A special opening at the Revolution Cafe, Friday July 23rd, 7 to 9pm
Opening is for the show Arboreal Portraiture by Sevilla Granger at The Revolution: July 21 through August 25, 2010.
Painting trees is my creative connection to ancient wisdom, my expression of grounded exuberance, my meditation. While the work is not religious, I am inspired and challenged by the spirituality of nature and the nature of spirituality. The exclusive use of trees for this exploration provides an archetypal structure, and frees my imagination to focus on the challenge of translating this ancient wisdom into graphic form.
Born and trained in Asheville, North Carolina, Sevilla has been painting the natural world for most of her life. With a grandmother who painted landscapes, a photographer for a Father and the daughter of Sallie Middleton as her best friend, art was omnipresent and encouraged in her formative years.
In the summer of 2003, after 15 years as a Costume Designer in the film industry, Sevilla was inspired to return to painting after an intense creative awakening on Palatine Hill in Rome. The work she makes today isn't far from the original inspiration there, just being constantly refined and focused.
Sevilla currently lives in San Francisco, and works in the vibrant artistic community at the 1890 Bryant St. Studios.
The Revolution Cafe is a Mission music, film, and arts cafe-bar with exceptional dive vibe and indescribable clientele. Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive distinctive last minute heads-up tips on our multimedia happenings. Open 7 days from 9am on, until midnight Sunday through Thursday, 2am Friday and Saturday. We are located at 3248 22nd Street, at Bartlett, between Mission and Valencia, in San Francisco. Look for the rusty red star.
Added by FullCalendar on July 12, 2010