Four Barrel Coffee is pleased to present "To Live Briefly" by Linda Larson and Keith Petersen. This exhibition brings together two artists with vastly different processes and techniques but similarly evocative final imagery. Larson paints with mostly traditional oil based techniques, and assembles compositions rich with luminosity and detail. Her paintings are fantastical depictions of organic form. Colors move carefully from dark to light, shapes vanish, and the illusion created recalls the depth, translucency, and mystery of an underwater calm. Petersen, in his contrasting approach, investigates the materials themselves in his process, mixing mineral compounds, oils, plant matter, and other pigments that are foraged from nature. These materials interact with each other on a small scale; Petersen guides this process with the introduction of factors such as light, heat, magnetization, and wind. After time and environment have done their work to transform Petersen’s amalgams, photography is utilized to capture these impermanent and unstable moments. Petersen engages traditional photography techniques like solarization, cross processing, and split toning to complete his compositions. Viewed together, Larson and Petersen’s works give us peaks into rare and exotic corners of our Earthly experience.
Join us on Friday, February 1st from 6-8pm for the opening reception for "To Live Briefly." Drinks will be served and the artists will be in attendance. The exhibition runs through March 26, 2019.
Four Barrel is a cafe and roastery that has been supporting artists with exhibitions since 2008. This exhibition is free and open to the public. Four Barrel Coffee is located at 375 Valencia Street in San Francisco, and open from 7am until 8pm daily. Four Barrel may be reached at [email protected]