Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Summon Me!

“You’ve a dozen pots of paint on your right, a hundred brushes on your left, and you’re driving around the studio full speed with the music cranked up loud––Prokofiev, say, or Shostakovich––but you’re not listening to the music, you’re listening for the voice that will instruct: paint me red, paint me blue! And suddenly you’re the luckiest person in the world because the voice begins to speak.”

Summon Me! is a show of works created from 2008 thru 2012 at 
The Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA, 94901
05 June thru 25 August 2013

The first of three galleries contains 8 paintings from my Composers Series (painted 2009-2010; first shown in 2011 at George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco):

above: Leoš Janáček and Kurt Weill

above: Charles Dodge

above Hector Berlioz

The middle room contains four large works on canvas: White (2010), not shown previously; and three others, Chrysanthemum (2009), Surabaya (2010), and Semaphor(e) (2010) which were shown in Shanghai at Jianwei Fong’s Stir Gallery in 2010.

above: White

above: Chrysanthemum

above: Surabaya

above: Semaphor(e)

The third gallery contains work from the Milarepa Series (shown in 2010 by George Lawson, San Francisco), as well as a large painting on canvas from 2012 shown for the first time, Helen of Genoa.

above: works from Milarepa Series

above: Helen of Genoa

Outside the third gallery hangs  another large painting that hasn’t been previously shown, Reason Drifts Far from the Shore; as well as 8 pieces from Geography Lessons (shown in 2011 by Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville).

above: Reason Drifts Far from the Shore

above: works from Geography Lessons

The artist thanks the three galleries mentioned for providing venues in the past, and The Dominican University of California for allowing him to show these works together at this time. Thanks, especially, to Sandra Chin for her help with this show.

Archbishop Alemany Library
Intersession Hours
Mon - Fri 8 am - 6 pm
May 28 - August 2 - Summer Hours
Mon - Thurs 8 am to 9 pm
Fri - 8 am to 6 pm
Sat - 9 am to 5 pm
Sun - 1 pm to 9 pm
August 3 - August 25 - Intersession Hours
Closed the following days
May 25 - 27 - Memorial Day Weekend
July 4 - 7 - Independence Day Weekend

For more information, please contact
Sandi Chin, Director of University Community Exhibitions at
415-482-2453 or sandi@dominican.edu


  1. Wonderful! I'm so lucky that I can hop in the car and go today!!

  2. Thanks, Leslie. Jane, I hope you enjoy it!

  3. What a terrific exhibit, Ward - I definitely plan on going back!!

  4. Thannks for going, even the one time!

  5. Stephen MacInnis directed me to you...this work looks terrific...many congratulations

  6. as always... love your work.