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"methid: Paintings for Lucid Dreams"
2003-03-01 until 2003-03-23
San Francisco, CA, USA United States of America

66balmy, an art gallery dedicated to supporting and celebrating contemporary art of all kinds, announced that it will exhibit rising abstract artists, Jonah Burlingame and Raymond Difley, in a show called "methid: Paintings for Lucid Dreams". The exhibition is the result of Raymond and Jonah’s interest in their individual methods of pulling inspiration from a creative subconscious, as well as the lucid dream that is their process of bringing the work to life. The new works will be on display at 66balmy from March 1 to March 23, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 1, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Jonah Burlingame, a San Francisco native raised in Northeast Ohio, represents a third generation in a family of artists. His clean, abstract works have gained much attention in San Francisco, including being featured in the home design catalogue, Design Within Reach. Since 1996 Jonah has been using his signature technique of painting with a squeegee and suspending each layer of paint in varnish to create paintings that harmonize within a high design environment. His work combines organic color textures with formal structural elements, which beg the viewer to imagine a world beyond the window his paintings provide.

Raymond Difley considers himself to be an abstract expressionist. Moving in a new direction from his beginnings as a figurative artist, Raymond believes his current body of work to be an extension of the face and form. Using colors that interact and react with one another, as well as incorporating things like rice paper and wax into his work, allows the viewer to relate to his paintings on many levels. Raymond’s bold pieces combine an abstract assortment of vivid colors and textures – resulting in intricate, dramatic works.

About 66balmy

66balmy is an art gallery dedicated to showing, celebrating, and selling contemporary art of all kinds. The art that is chosen to exhibit comes in all shapes, sizes, and mediums, but one thing remains constant - it is accessible for everyone.

Far from an ordinary gallery space, 66balmy is a casual refuge set in an unusual arena. Located on the Mission district’s Balmy Alley, this locale compliments and honors the murals lining it and the culture of its neighborhood.

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