Post Montgomery Center: Alan Mazzetti
SLATE is pleased to present works by Alan Mazzetti at Post Montgomery Center, on view now through October 4, 2022.
Post Montgomery Center Lobby, 120 Kearny Street, San Francisco
To view this exhibition, visit the address above during regular business hours, Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-652-4085 for a private viewing appointment.
My paintings explore the relationship between representation and abstraction. Subjects are selected from my California environment, often from the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live and work. These urban images serve as the starting point for my painting process.
My perspective is usually from a high, distant vantage point which emphasizes the flat quality and patterns I like to depict in my compositions. While my work has easily identifiable subject matter, my main concern is the act of painting. Evidence remains of initial sketching, mark-making, sequential refinements, masking and layering. Through masking and selective editing, I leave traces of previous stages, and it is not uncommon to find a section of pencil sketch on white gesso next to a heavily worked painted area.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mazzetti lives and works in San Francisco, where he specializes in cityscapes and abstracted landscapes. As a second generation artist and Californian, he is strongly attracted to the many visual delights of the Bay Area and has developed a unique approach to depicting them in his acrylic paintings. Mazzetti studied at the Academy of Art College in the early 1970s, concentrating on Graphic Design and Illustration.