July 8–August 26, 2017
Reception for the artist: Saturday, July 8, 3–5:30pm
Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of large-scale watercolors by Bay Area artist Andrew Belschner. In his newest body of work, Belschner continues his exploration of translucent color and composition. Combining the elements of chance and control with vivid tonalities, Belschner’s watercolors evolve through the process of their creation, yielding dazzling effects. The exhibition will be on view through August 26, 2017.
Expanding the scale of his work to larger formats, Belschner’s layered washes of luminous saturated color flow across his surfaces with intensity and freedom. Each color represents a unique encounter between the pigment and the paper. With each new approach, his intent and design for the work is altered by the results of the previous addition. As the layers build, their transparency reveals the history of the painting’s creation. Combined, the pools of radiant color merge together to create the illusion of atmospheric space expanding beyond the edge of the page.
This is Belschner’s second exhibition with Brian Gross Fine Art. In addition to being an artist, Andrew Belschner has had a long career in architecture and interior design. He founded Andrew Belschner Studio in San Francisco in 1997, and earlier in his career he was a designer with both Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Robinson Mills & Williams, an important San Francisco firm. He was a recipient of a 2012 International Interior Design Association Leadership Award. He completed a Master of Architecture at Rice University in 1966. Andrew Belschner lives in San Francisco, with a studio in West Oakland.