Carpenters Workshop Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition A Light Introduction to 2022 in San Francisco, welcoming the New Year by looking towards a brighter future.
A Light Introduction to 2022 is a showcase of Carpenters’ finest artists working with light, including DRIFT, whose triumphant solo show at The Shed, New York, has just come to an end, Nacho Carbonell, Vincenzo de Cotiis, Atelier van Lieshout, and Charles Trevelyan among others.
Demonstrating the transformative powers of light, the sculptural forms of each artwork are elevated by their respective illuminations. Marble, brass, glass and fabric all take turns in the spotlight, reflecting, refracting and diffusing light in unique ways as each artist grapples with shaping something inherently intangible.
Opening concurrently with San Francisco’s FOG Design+Art fair, the exhibition is displayed in the vestry of Saint Joseph’s Church in the city’s SOMA district, home to Saint Joseph’s Arts Foundation.
The exhibition runs parallel with another, Transparency & Opacity, curated by local artist Catherine Wagner, which contains works by other local artists, such as Rashaad Newsome, Sandra Ono, Davina Semo, and Gay Outlaw among others. Their material driven artworks encompass many abstractions and experimental forms, which balance the Carpenters’ show with pieces that respond to light rather than generate it.
Light’s purity is a symbol as potent as ever. As Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman assuredly declared at the inauguration of President Joe Biden:
When day comes, we step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid.
The new dawn blooms as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.