Magazine article Southwest Art

Anniversary Exhibition: Waterhouse Gallery, November 19-December 20

Magazine article Southwest Art

Anniversary Exhibition: Waterhouse Gallery, November 19-December 20

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OVER THE LAST couple of years, Waterhouse Gallery has widened its highly regarded annual Great American Figurative Exhibition into an all-genre anniversary show. "We have everything from highly rendered realism to impressionism, with everything in between. It's a visually stunning exhibition. It's a feast," says gallery co-owner Diane Waterhouse. Painters Suchitra Bhosle and Craig Nelson open the show with painting demonstrations on Saturday, November 19, at 2 p.m. An artists' reception follows from 4 to 7:30 p.m. that evening.

The gallery expanded the show's scope, in part, because gallery co-owner Ralph Waterhouse paints landscapes, and the exhibition's previous focus excluded his work. The broader focus also allows Waterhouse to include a variety of top-notch artists. For this year's show the gallery called upon its stable and guest artists to compile the impressive list of 35 participants, which includes Peter Adams, George Bodine, Jove Wang, Mian Situ, Hsin-Yao Tseng, Adrian Gottlieb, Jeremy Lipking, and Kyle Ma.

"We've asked these artists for new pieces that haven't been seen in other galleries. Their reputations and their skills make it like Christmas when the boxes are delivered. I get so much joy in hanging their paintings," Waterhouse says.

It really did feel like Christmas when she opened San Francisco artist HsinYao Tseng's GREEN DOOR (on the cover), a portrait of a little girl in an entryway decorated for the holiday season. Tseng was playing with light and shadow in this piece, while he focused on narrative in CHINESE OLD HOUSE INTERIOR, a depiction of his grandmother and mother's former home in Taiwan. …

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