Roy De Forest

Untitled (Drawing #63)

1979

watercolor and pastel on paper

22 1/4 x 30 inches

William T. Wiley

Faybo's Dream

1971

marker, watercolor on paper

12 2/16 x 16 1/8 inches

Nathan Oliveira

Figure with White Face

1973

oil on canvas

91 1/2 x 66 inches

Joan Brown

Girl in Green Negligee

1972

enamel on masonite

40 x 80 inches

Robert Arneson

Laughing George

1976

glazed ceramic

72 x 25 x 25 inches

Nathan Oliveira

Male Figure

1973

oil on canvas

11 1/2  x 9 1/2 inches

Joan Brown

Mary Julia & David #4

1976

acrylic on paper

36 x 24 inches

Robert Arneson

Mother Durer

1978

conte, pencil on paper

41 5/8 x 29 7/8 inches

Robert Arneson

Mr. Unatural

1977

conte on paper

41 5/8 x 29 7/8 inches

Wiliam T. Wiley

Ol' Sam (Happy Birthday U.S.A.)

1976

colored pencil, acrylic on canvas, with wood and metal elements

96 x 60 x 5 inches (irregular)

Robert Colescott

Rejected Idea for a Droste Chocolate Advertisement

1974

acrylic on canvas

80 x 59 1/2 inches

Joan Brown

Self Portrait with Gorilla and Wolf

1971

enamel paint on masonite

96 x 48 inches

Joan Brown

Scribe

1972

plaster, wood, wire, styrofoam and burlap

28 1/2 x 16 x 19 inches

William T. WIley

Sudden Attack by the Berry Roots We Hold Dear

1975

watercolor on paper, 20 1/2 x 30 1/8 inches with wood, glass, leather mixed media construction

39 x 76 x 15 inches

WIlliam T. Wiley

Summer Remnants

1975

acrylic on canvas

34 x 96 inches

Roy De Forest

Untitled (Talking Horse)

1976

acrylic on canvas

21 x 16 1/4 inches

Roy De Forest

The Inner Life

1977

acrylic on canvas

66 1/2 x 72 1/2 inches

Joan Brown

Woman Waiting in a Restaurant

1975

enamel on canvas

96 x 78 inches

Press Release

California in the 1970s: Bay Area Painting and Sculpture Revisited
Mar 2 - Mar 31, 1994

On Wednesday, March 2nd the Frumkin/Adams Gallery will open a group of exhibition of painting and sculpture by artists living in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1070s. The exhibition will feature works by Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Robert Colescott, Roy DeForest, Robert Hudson, Manuel Neri, Nathan Oliveira, Wayne Thiebaud, and William T. Wiley.

The Frumkin/Adams Gallery has exhibited artists working in Califormia for many years, beginning with Richard Diebenkorn in 1954. In the 1960s Bay Area Area artists Roy DeForest, Robert Hudson, and William Wiley began exhibiting regularly with the gallery in New York, and by the mid-1970s, with the addition of Joan Brown and Robert Arneson to the gallery roster, the Bay Area presence was firmly established.

The aim of the present exhibition is to give a sense of the achievement and communal spirit of the Bay Area art scene during the 1970s. The works in the exhibition are nearly all figurative, utilize non-traditional media such as ceramic, house paint and found objects, and are determined to be taken too seriously. One of Wiley's contributions, for example, Sudden Attack by the Berry Roots We Hold Dear, 1975, is a multi-media construction and watercolor whose centerpiece is a tree root. Neri's Scribe, 1972, combines plaster, wire, scrap wood and burlap, while Arneson's Laughing George, 1976, is a ceramic portrait of Geore Washington tinted and textured like a dollar bill. Joan Brown, in a self-portrait from 1971, depicts herself accompanied by a world and a gorilla.

California in the 1970s: Bay Area Painting and Sculpture Revisited will open Wednesday, March 2 and continue through the month. The Frumkin/Adams Gallery hours are from Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 6 and from 10 to 5:30 on Saturdays.