Home » Art & Museums, Weird, Wild & Wonderful Art

Restraint & Revolution: The Art of Adare | SF

Dang! This event has already taken place.
>> Want to see our Top Picks for this week instead?
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
The Cannery Galleries | 2801 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Event Details

Returning to her alma mater, international evocative realist painter Rose Adare will exhibit a dynamic selection from her educational art tour Restraint & Revolution, at SF Academy of Art University at The Cannery, Sept. 3rd. Incorporating gold and silver leaf into her figurative paintings, Adare’s portraits are famous for their near-living luminosity. “I don’t finish painting until they appear to breathe on the canvas.”

Implementing classical elements and contemporary impressionism to achieve her unique style and portray a diverse group of models rarely seen in museums and galleries. Focusing on subculture icons, Restraint & Revolution depicts inspiring human prototypes exploring the social boundaries of the 21st century, albeit body modification, gender identity, or creative expression. Moving beyond the camera’s ability to freeze a moment in time, Adare’s oil portraits capture the emotional essence of the subjects, allowing the audience the chance to experience exotic and unfamiliar lives.

“They want to know, but all their lives they’ve been told not to stare,” says Adare. “Art gives us that window. Art sheds light on amazing people and raw sensations by connecting the audience with a broader subject. By enabling greater understanding we can develop a true sense of respect.” Adare uses traditional indirect oil techniques to achieve her realistic finish, but also includes non-traditional materials to help personalize the portraits.

Injured in a train accident in 2005, Adare spent years in physical rehabilitation, drawing with a pencil taped to her fingers as a way to regain lost dexterity. Her sketchbooks became a bridge to her emergence in the art world, and she enrolled in Academy of Art University in 1995, completing her bachelor’s degree in 2000. Adare went on to study at the Temescal Atelier for Classical Realism under a full three-year scholarship. She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and currently lives, works, and teaches art in Hawaii.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: Art & Museums, Uncategorized, Weird, Wild & Wonderful Art
Address: 2801 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133