Monday January 13th – Thursday 31st 2013
Artist Reception Thursday January 24th, 6-9pm
The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present Last Night, an exhibit of paintings by San Francisco artist Patrick St. Clair. In this collection, semi-abandoned spaces allow for a netherworld where structures and remnants left by people have been partially reclaimed yet still retain a human presence, seen and unseen at the same time.
Patrick St. Clair juxtaposes the man-made and nature as elements at once in conflict and in harmony. His use of dilapidated and graffitied structures represents a hidden world of interlopers where nature reclaims the manmade and wanderers explore it as they would a garden. The juxtapositions create narratives that veer into territory that may be surreal or magical-realistic. St. Clair risks this for the sake of attempting to recreate a subjective experience of urban walkabout. In depicting scenes that not only exist in the margins between the urban and natural but are also abandoned of all life and shrouded in an eerie darkness, St. Clair creates a world that is unreal and seems only to exist in hazy, youthful memories of last night.