Michael Hall

This is Not My Beautiful Life

new work by Michael Hall and Daniel Healey

October 15 - November 15, 2009

Reception:
October 24th 6-9pm

First Friday Reception:
November 6th, 7-10pm

Sunday Tea;
November 15th 3-6pm(tea generously provided by NUMI tea of Oakland)

For this exhibition we are pairing two painters with radically different approaches to painting, but whom are both dealing with subjects of history, domesticity and narrative.

Michael Hall's work begins with an observation of history. He is particularly interested in historical narratives found in discarded photographs. Whether public or private these artifacts retain the ability to generate a dialogue not only about the time they originated but give perspective on current events as well. The resulting paintings are meticulous, photo realistic renderings.

Daniel Healey also begins with discarded photographs, but from magazines and reproductions. He creates colorful landscapes by layering paint, images transfers and mixed media. At first glance, the canvases appear to display a scene of chaos and disembodied domestic objects, further inspection reveals delicate lines, subtle color variances and a well thought out landscaping.

Michael Hall received his MFA from Mills College in 2008 and was the recipient of 2008 Headlands Center for the Arts MFA Residency and a Herringer Foundation MFA Award. Michael has exhibited widely throughout the Bay Area and West Coast. He lives in San Francisco, CA.

Daniel Healey lives and works in Oakland, CA. He has exhibited widely throughout the Bay Area and New York. His work was included in the upcoming new American Paintings publication and was recently acquired as part of the prestigious permanent collection at the Ellington in Oakland, CA.

The show received the Critic's Choice from DeWitt Cheng in the East Bay Express.

GALLERY HOURS:
THURS-SUN 12-6pm, FIRST FRIDAYS 7-10pm


Michael Hall
APR 66
12"x12"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$450


Michael Hall
Tucked Away
14"x12"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$675


Michael Hall
Bonus Photo
9"x12"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$275


Michael Hall
Stacks with Rooster
10x10"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$425


Michael Hall
This is not my beautiful wife!
8"x8"
Graphite on paper, 2009
$350


Michael Hall
Into the Blue Again
18"x18"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$975


Michael Hall
Folded In
14"x18"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$675


Michael Hall
Letting the Days Go by
42"x22"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$2200


Michael Hall
Same as it Ever Was
18"x42"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$1800


Michael Hall
And You May Find Yourself in Another Part
12"x12"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$450


Michael Hall
And You May Find Yourself Living
12"x12"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$450


Michael Hall
And You May Find Yourself Behind
12"x12"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$450


Michael Hall
And You May Find Yourself in a Beautiful House
12"x12"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$450


Michael Hall
And You May Find Yourself
12"x12"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$450


Michael Hall
And You May Find Yourself
12"x12"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$450


Michael Hall
And You May Find Yourself
12"x12"
Oil on canvas, 2009
$450


Daniel Healey
Apollo's return to Parnasus
48"x72"
2009
$2800


Daniel Healey
Orpheus Conducts "Le Scre du printemps"
60"x72"
2009
$3200


Daniel Healey
Ode to Joy: When Attitudes Become Form
34"x30"
2009
$800


Daniel Healey
Dawn of the Black Mountain
42"x26"
2009
$1200


Daniel Healey
Dawn of the Black Mountain, DETAIL
48"x72"
2009


Daniel Healey
Cause and Effect: from Eros with Love
28"x22"
2009
$400


Daniel Healey
When Season's Change, Time Rolls On
24"x24"
2009
SOLD


Daniel Healey
Paphos: the island of no return
18"x24"
2009
$250


Daniel Healey
Panarama: from the west, going east
28"x64"
2009
$1800


Daniel Healey
Installation view
2009


Daniel Healey
Installation view
2009


Daniel Healey
Installation view
2009