In the Spotlight Gallery-
Nathan Oliveira was an American artist and prominent member of the second generation of the Bay Area Figurative artists. Though he worked with a variety of media, subjects, and disciplines over the course of his long career, Oliveira is best remembered for the brilliantly colored figurative and landscape paintings. This exhibit will include sculptures and other artwork by this renowned California artist who influenced generations of artists, including his friend Lowell Herrero.
Abstracted human silhouettes, delicate watercolors, and bronze works depicting distorted anatomy round out this exhibition celebrating the work of Nathan Oliveira, a skilled draftsman, gestural painter and figural sculptor. While he is remembered for his important role in the 1950s and 60s Bay Area Figurative Movement, European Expressionist movements were highly influential to Oliveira. The works included in this exhibition reflect humanistic themes of solitary figures, in contemplation and perhaps demonstrate experiences of our own condition.