Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Michael di Cosola and Dave Fox: Made in California

Northern California artist, Michael di Cosola in his studio in the the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco (1950s)

Southern California artist, Dave Fox, in his San Pedro studio on the Los Angeles County Coast (1950s)

Northern California artist Michael di Cosola (1929 - 2010)  and Southern California artist, Dave Fox (1920-2011) are the two subjects of our current show (opening June 28th). We call the show "Made in Calfornia" because both men moved to California at pivotal moments in their personal and creative developments (di Cosola from Chicago in the 1950s and Fox from Austria during WWII). It was in California that they made the work that would define them as artists. And it was there that they experienced a powerful new freedom.

The work of di Cosola embodied the San Francisco spirit with its whimsical surrealism and flowing lines. While Fox found his inspiration in the scenes and stories of Southern California. But both artists channeled the bright, intense colors of California into their gorgeous, sunny palettes.

The full story and work of Michael di Cosola can be viewed here.

The full story and work of Dave Fox can be viewed here.

The ready to hang and display pieces by both artists can be viewed and purchased online in our New Arrivals Boutique.

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