Bullseye Connection Gallery at SF7 January 14 - 17

Art of landscape and form presented by Bullseye glass artists at the Seventh Annual San Francisco International Art Exposition January 14 -17, 2005.

San Francisco, CA – The Bullseye Connection Gallery is pleased to exhibit at the San Francisco International Art Exposition at Fort Mason from January 14-17, 2005.

Bullseye will present a select group of international artists including Jessica Loughlin (Australia), Kirstie Rea (Australia), Giles Bettison (Australia), Galia Amsel (UK/New Zealand), and Mark Zirpel (US).

This group of work brings together artists whose concern with landscape and form result in a contemplative view of their surroundings. From Loughlin’s minimal, spare shapes echoing the horizon to Zirpel’s pitted, undulating moonscapes, these artists internalize their surroundings and then realize them sculpturally. Although disparate in texture and shape, these works resonate with clarity, strength and purpose.

Zirpel, whose “Celestial/Terrestrial” exhibition is currently on display at The Bullseye Connection Gallery in Portland, Oregon, is a perfect example of this contemplation. His work begins with animal, marine, tidal and planetary imagery culled from time spent in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. His sculptures often marry these themes to the cyclical nature of time and the relationships and tensions between heaven and earth, sea and sand, time and tides. In closely examining the natural world and it’s cyclical elements, Zirpel’s sculptures relate a reverent awe mixed with a scientist’s careful, documented curiosity. His works in glass are especially mindful of this dichotomy, pairing the rough, sand-like frit of lunar surfaces with smooth, fluid shapes that speak of water and the passage of light and time.

Featuring more than 100 international galleries representing more than 2,000 artists, this year's San Francisco International Art Exposition is an eclectic collection of modern and contemporary artwork in a variety of artistic styles and media that range from painting, drawing, photography and printmaking to sculpture, video, installation and mixed media.

Fort Mason, Booth #347
Buchanan Street at Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123

Friday, January 14, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 15, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 16, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday, January 17, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Special Event:
Opening Night Preview Benefit
Thursday, January 13, 2005, 5 - 10pm
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason

To request additional information, images, or schedule a studio tour or interview with an artist or gallery staff member, please contact Nicole Leaper by phone at 503-227-0222 or by email at nicoleleaper@bullseyeglass.com.

For purchase information please contact Rebecca Rockom by phone at 503-227-0222 or by email at rebeccarockom@bullseyeglass.com.

December 7, 2004