Post Montgomery Center: Mary Southall

SLATE is pleased to present works by Mary Southall at Post Montgomery Center, on view now through July 5, 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 info@slateart.net or call 510-652-4085 for a private viewing appointment.

 

ARTIST'S STATEMENT
Creating work that tells a story is what I’m most interested in. In my current mixed media paintings I focus on incorporating up-cycled materials. By repurposing and collaging vintage postcards, paper and images into my art, I hope to give each piece visual depth and a connection to the past, bringing a fresh perspective to the nostalgic beauty of these forgotten treasures.
The Sojourn Series grew out of my desire to address what we were dealing with through COVID. With travel restricted, I obsessed on the very act. A sojourn - a short stay somewhere or a temporary residence – became the metaphorical connection for these iconic female figures. By bringing a fresh perspective to their beauty and importance, I wanted to honor and celebrate their legacies and the differences they made in history through their travels – whether literally, ideologically, and conceptually.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mary Southall is a San Francisco artist working in acrylic and mixed media. Originally from Texas, Mary earned a BFA degree from Texas State University. She has been in numerous shows in Texas and California including The Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and the California Museum in Sacramento. Mary continues to create vibrant paintings and mixed media works out of her Hunters Point Shipyard studio.


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