October 08, 2011

Sam Wolfe Connelly "Semiprecious" solo show at Spoke Art Gallery

Sam Wolfe Connelly

Opening night Saturday, October 8, 2011 6pm - 10pm
show on view through October 27, 2011

Spoke Art is pleased to present Semiprecious, a solo show by Sam Wolfe Connelly. This series of illustrations will be Sam’s first solo show following his recent relocation to New York City and graduation from the prestigious SCAD.

Semiprecious is based around the amorphous narrative of being left by someone. This visual chronicle evokes the feeling of being flawed and knowing that there is always going to be something more precious than you. Sam’s drawings are inspired by grave robbing and underground mining; two subjects that darkly probe the depths of both the physical and spiritual worlds. The artist communicates what it is like to try and steal back what you’ve lost, but ultimately being stuck in a black mineshaft with nothing but soot and diamonds around you.

Lighting is addressed with steadfast urgency in this collection of works. Connelly lets light guide the viewer to places previously shrouded in darkness: only exposed by careful introspection. This diverse set of pieces varies from the wholly subterranean, to the light and effervescent. Through the lens of precious stones themselves, the artist explores the way light is captured, reflected and transformed by natures most sought after and rare treasures. He produces intricate relationships between subject, stone, artist and viewer.

To celebrate Connelly’s debut solo showing, Spoke Art is proud to announce that the artist will be in attendance. Additionally, the gallery and artist will be offering free limited edition, signed and numbered, mini prints to the first one hundred attendees of the opening reception.

816 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA
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