Summer Scapes: Free Art Reception w/ Live Jazz by Charles Unger (Hayes Valley)
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Hayes Valley Art Works | 295 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Paintings by Charles Unger & George Dolgy
ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday, August 14, 1-4pm
with Live Jazz by The Charles Unger Experience
Exhibition runs Saturdays & Sundays, 12-4 August through September
Please join us Sunday, August 14, 1-4 pm for an artist reception with live jazz by one of the painters.
5% discount on art purchases if you show your Eventbrite ticket and say “I FOUND THIS THROUGH FUNCHEAPSF” to the gallery desk!
Summer Scapes is an exhibition of vibrant paintings by two local artists that evoke the sounds, sensations and sensuous “scapes” of summer. Charles Unger and George Dolgy are San Francisco contemporary painters with bright, bold palettes , and both bring a different eye to landscapes and other subjects.
Charles Unger. Painting and drawing have always been an integral part of his Charles life; long before he got into music and became a San Francisco musical institution, he was drawing and painting. A major force in the San Francisco music scene of the San Francisco area for the last 40 years, saxophonist Charles Unger is known for his exuberant style and talent, and for a stage show that is unforgettable. This same exuberant style is reflected in his expressionistic and energetic painting style, which evokes the emotional experience of being in these landscapes, cityscapes, and floral scapes. His mask paintings also evoke an emotional response in the viewers.
George Dolgy was born in the USSR in 1960, and worked as an architect in his Ukrainian hometown until 1989, when he came to Philadelphia as a political refugee, and went to Temple University architectural program. He has been been working as an architect ever since. He pursued his interest in fine art through years of private painting classes, and developed his own unique painting style in his Philadelphia studio. He then lived and worked in New Orleans from 2011 till 2016, when he relocated to San Francisco. His bright canvases and painterly strokes evoke the brilliant landscapes from the wineries of Napa Valley to more imaginative enchanted forest scapes.