Desta Gallery presents: Reality, Memory and Fiction, featuring Stephen Namara

Event has passed (Wed Nov 16, 2016 - Sun Jan 15, 2017)
Desta Gallery
10AM- 5PM
Arts, Art Exhibit


Desta Gallery presents: Reality, Memory and Fiction, featuring Stephen Namara.

The public is invited to a meet and greet artist reception on November 18th from 6pm – 8pm.

Stephen Namara
Oil, Watercolor, and Dry Pigment Paintings

Stephen Namara is best known for his drawings and paintings of people, objects and landscapes. His images are often “snap shots” of moments in his life. They speak to us without the need for words, while offering space within which we can experience our own mental and emotional reactions to the images, forms, and movements without the load of academic explanations. The non-narrative imagery he employs allows the attention to dwell on the formal and material aspects of painting, encouraging a more reflective approach to visual perception.

Stephen Namara has been exhibiting since 1980 in a variety of solo and group exhibitions, gradually evolving a style of art all of his own. His drawing skills together with his research into his subjects, has enabled him to produce a highly acclaimed body of work. His work is held in major corporate, state and university collections and he has been the recipient of numerous prizes in drawing. Prior to this show at Desta Gallery, Namara held regular exhibitions at Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, Haines Gallery in San Francisco, Koplin Gallery in Los Angeles, and Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

Public Information: Artist reception is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit or call 415- 524-8932.

About Desta Gallery
Desta Gallery is a unique conceptual gallery focusing on the beauty of the creative arts, showcasing artists and artisans, many of which are renowned. The Gallery offers a design inspired balance of select paintings, photography, sculptures, ceramics and functional art. Desta is also known for its custom-blended organic teas and premium quality organic single-origin loose leaf teas which can be found in many Bay Area restaurants. The gallery hosts artist receptions, art workshops and private tea tastings with the idea of connecting communities, artists and collectors in an atmosphere that inspires creativity and stimulates the senses.


  1. Desta Gallery
    417 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA