Luna Rienne Gallery is pleased to present Searching For Higher Ground, a solo exhibition of new work by Erik Otto.
Saturday, August 17, 6-9PM
Showing through September 23
With it, he addresses the concept of higher ground. Not a physical place or a final destination, it is the positive perspective that setbacks and challenges are as necessary as victories and breakthroughs. Setting one’s heart on the end goal spontaneously opens the mind to how it can be done. Once this lifestyle choice is made, the real work begins. Life challenges begin, deep fears surface, and with no proper road map, discipline and perspective become paramount.
Otto’s latest work is about visually expressing this ability and freedom. Pulling from his own life and the struggles of his loved ones, his aim is to reflect the innate desire to find resolution in a deliberate way. He is attempting to illustrate the intangible so as to better rationalize it for personal growth. He hopes that creating work from feelings that are difficult to express will spark a deeper connection to the viewer, who may share his aspirations.
Erik Otto has been working professionally in the arts for over 10 years. With a passion for creative exploration, he balances his time between painting and design, blending multiple influences into one distinct style that has been presented in distinguished galleries, film/theater sets, street corners, and even a parklet. Often improvising with a growing list of mediums and reclaimed materials, he creates work that is both expressive and conceptual, capturing the moment where beauty meets chaos. Otto currently lives, works and rides his bike in San Francisco.
Searching For Higher Ground will be on exhibit from August 17 to September 23 at Luna Rienne Gallery, 3318 22nd Street near Valencia in San Francisco. Formerly known as fabric8, Luna Rienne features visual artists working in contemporary mediums who integrate elements of urban culture with traditional techniques.