Friday, September 28, 2012

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Upcoming: Moon Goddess Exhibit, October 27, 2012





We are so excited for the Moon Goddess Exhibit opening exactly 1 month from today at Modern Eden Gallery. This exhibit is being curated by the talented Aunia Kahn and Russell J. Moon. They have put together an amazing line-up of world-renowned artists. Here are some teaser images courtesy of the curators and artists, stay tuned for more updates and preview images!

Upcoming: North Beach First Friday, October 5th

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In conjunction with NBFF, Bradley Platz will be on-hand signing copies of his "Blood & Marble" catalog hot off the presses. Featuring 20 full-color images from the series in a very limited edition of 10, signed and numbered. Don't miss out!

AND Check out Angela Casserly's jewelry line "Lacquered". She will be setting up a trunk show of available works on First Friday. See this piece that is inspired by her clock altar now on display at the gallery as a part of 'The Altar Project' group show:
 Drinks, Music, + Art.

Friday, October 5, 2012 from 6:00-9:00 pm

North Beach First Fridays: http://northbeachfirstfridays.com/
Modern Eden Gallery: www.ModernEden.com
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/329898500439175/?ref=ts

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bradley Platz's “Blood & Marble” at Modern Eden Gallery - Hi-Fructose


Thanks to Nastia from Hi-Fructose for the feature! There were some technical difficulties with the site so if you missed out, here's the write-up.

Bradley Platz' Blood & Marble will be on view through October 21, 2012, these pieces look even better in person, don't miss it!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Upcoming: 5th Annual North Beach ArtWalk



ArtWalk Dates: September 22 - 23
Gallery Hours: Saturday - Sunday, 11a - 7pm


In conjunction with the 5th annual North Beach ArtWalk, Modern Eden will be hosting an open house all weekend! On view will be Bradley Platz' solo exhibition "Blood & Marble" and the international group show, "The Altar Project".

Complimentary drinks will be served along with fun events all weekend long!
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Upcoming: The Altar Project: International Group Exhibition


Opening Reception: Saturday September 15, 2012, 6-10 pm
Exhibition Dates: September 15 - October 21, 2012
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11a - 7pm

Modern Eden is proud to present “The Altar Project”an international group exhibition featuring works inspired by historical altars, reliquaries, and shrines with a modern twist.  This show will feature dimensional work with sculptural elements.


© Archer Dougherty

 
Technology and Science have been replacing older entrenched ideas of religion and as our society changes our icons of worship change as well.

“The Altar Project” takes a traditional altar shaped archway with an object, or subject of worship as the centerpiece. This can be something common in the modern world, historically significant or have a personal meaning. Each artist’s particular piece will be their own altar or reliquary, an effigy or an object of intention; A shrine to the gods of the modern age or an altar of worship to ones own personal deities or demons.



 © Sara Sanz

Featuring dimensional works from Sheri DeBow, Archer Dougherty,  James Marc, Erika Sanada, Tammi Otis, Calvin Ma, Cayetano G. Valenzuela, Sara Sanz, Derrick Scocchera,  Debra Gardner Abarca, James Garcia, Sherry DeLorme, Kim Larson, Marisa Arag√≥n Ware, Angela Casserly, and Helen Wilson.


© James Marc

The opening reception for "The Altar Project" will be held at Modern Eden on Saturday, September 15th from 6-10pm. The exhibition will be on display through October 21, 2012 and is free and open to the public. Complimentary drinks will be served by Rolling Rock and Three Wishes.  There will be an accompanying special musical performance by DJ Brendan J. during the reception. Exhibiting artists will be in attendance.

For more information please contact Modern Eden: (415) 956-3303, Info@ModernEden.com

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Upcoming: Bradley Platz' 'Blood & Marble' Opening September 15th

Upcoming: Blood & Marble: Bradley Platz Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday September 15, 2012, 6-10 pm
Exhibition Dates: September 15 - October 21, 2012
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11a - 7pm

Modern Eden is proud to present an exhibition of new works by San Francisco based artist and gallery co-founder Bradley Platz.  This series of ten new works on linen entitled 'Blood & Marble' explores the idea of classical decay in the modern age.  These painstakingly detailed paintings feature portrait busts offset by elements of life; hints of blood, an interrogative gaze, scarred flesh and perched birds that all add a subtle color and life force to the cold marble subjects.


(Detail)

 These are portraits of the forgotten idols, the pieces of the past meant to preserve the highest order of our human ideals. As we move stubbornly forward in time and generations pass on, we see our crowned achievements of art and culture as dust.  The rate of decay is governed only by the constitution of the material, be it flesh or marble. These paintings are about interpreting the fragility of our idols and examining them from a humanist perspective. In the end, entropy prevails and only by finding beauty in decay and re-interpreting it do we carry on the indomitable human spirit of progress and artistic pursuit of beauty.

"Heritage" © 2012

The subjects stand as compromised martyrs, moments frozen in time.  Pacifists, they were once observers and are now the eternally observed. Stolid, cold marble with fixed emotion, they bear the changing seasons and cycles of time uncelebrated, unobtrusive but exposed. They are effigies from a lost age, relics of a classical system and now they stand as monuments to modern decay.  These are our gods, our flawed icons, our higher aspirations of self, whose cold marble bears the weight of time more slowly than the flesh, but nevertheless suffer as we suffer and bleed as we bleed.

 "The Red Necklace" © 2012


From the artist: "The Blood and Marble series was born out of my 2011 piece 'Bloody Mary'.  This painting was the first using my technique of selectively primed linen.  Something about the contrast between the developed painted surface and the soft, raw linen was interesting to me both visually and metaphorically.  There is a stillness and a heaviness that I enjoy in classical art and it is with homage to this, and with respect, that I let the past inform the modern.  My work is influenced by the progression of time and the intricate language of symbols both personal and universal.  To me, paintings are reliquaries for ideas and history is always involved"

The opening reception for "Blood & Marble" will be held at Modern Eden on Saturday, September 15th from 6-10pm. The exhibition will be on display through October 21, 2012 and is free and open to the public. Complimentary drinks will be served by Rolling Rock and Three Wishes.  There will be an accompanying special musical performance by DJ Brendan J. during the reception. Exhibiting artist, Bradley Platz will be in attendance.
 Studio Shot, Works in Progress

For more information please contact Modern Eden: (415) 956-3303, Info@ModernEden.com