Exhibition: Elements, An Exploration of the Natural World

May 02, 2016 | Categories:


CK Contemporary is proud to present Elements: An Exploration of the Natural World, an exhibition of works focused on the beauty and power of the world around us, highlighting the meaningful intricacies of nature in the hands of ten diverse artists from around the globe.  Realism and abstraction merge together to capture the elusiveness of natural phenomena, both familiar and new, and to explore our own relationship to the natural world.

William Nichols
José Basso
Rosalyn Bodycomb
Maurizio Lanzillotta
Jamie PerryJosep Moncada
Jay Mercado
Johan Abeling
David De Biasio
Bo Markenholm 


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Exhibition: Conor Walton: The Enemies of Progress

October 22, 2015 | Categories:

Conor Walton The Enemies of Progress Invite 

We are proud to present our exhibition of paintings of Conor Walton.

Artist's Reception: Saturday, November 7th, 6-9 pm.

Please RSVP to 415.397.0114 if you plan to attend.

View the online catalog here.




Exhibition: William Nichols, Landscape Paintings

July 31, 2015 | Categories:

William Nichols Solo Show Invite


We are proud to announce our exhibition of landscape paintings by William Nichols.

Please RSVP to 415.397.0114 if you plan to attend.

View the exhibition catalog here.

Exhibition: Cielo, New Paintings by José Basso

July 06, 2015 | Categories:

Cielo New Paintings by José Basso Invite

We are proud to announce our exhibition of new paintings by José Basso.

Please RSVP to 415.397.0114

View the Catalog: Catalog: Cielo, New Paintings by José Basso

Exhibition: Bang! Bang! Pop! Christopher Schulz & K. Henderson

May 07, 2015 | Categories:

Bang! Bang! Pop! Exhibition Invitation 


K. Henderson
Christopher Schulz


Artists' Reception:

Saturday, May 16th, 6-9pm

RSVP to 415.397.0114

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Exhibition: Linda Touby, Rare Bird

March 16, 2015 | Categories:

Linda Touby Rare Bird Exhibition Flyer 

Linda Touby

Rare Bird

Opening Reception for the Artist:

Thursday, March 26th, 5-8pm

RSVP to 415.397.0114


Please explore her paintings


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Exhibition: Maurizio Lanzillotta, Nostalgia

November 19, 2014 | Categories:

Lanzillotta Nostalgia Poster 

Maurizio Lanzillotta


Opening Decmber 6th, 6-9pm

RSVP to 415.397.0114


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Exhibition: Objects of Beauty, Contemporary Still Life Painting

August 14, 2014 | Categories:

Still-Life Invite



Contemporary Still Life Painting

David De Biasio
James Hollingsworth
Jay Mercado
Connor Walton
Hollis Dunlap
Dianne Gall
K. Henderson 
Ottorino De Lucchi

Opening September 6th, 6-9pm

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Upcoming Exhibition: Juan Escauriaza: San Francisco and the American Landscape

August 21, 2013 | Categories:


In the mind and in the gifted hands of Spanish painter, Juan Escauriaza, there is no beauty without honesty.  With his deftly composed canvases of America’s urban landscape, he captures the purity of the everyday and the exquisite in the banal.  As an outsider looking in, he does not romanticize the American experience nor is he compassionless in his interpretations.  In fact, these are the paintings of a man in the midst of a love affair with the overlooked moments routinely shaping the city streets in which we live.  

San Francisco and The American Landscape marks Escauriaza’s first body of work concentrating on the “City by the Bay.”  With the eye of a documentary photographer, he instinctively hones in on what makes San Francisco so beguiling.  Though he often renounces the picturesque in favor of the evocative, Escauriaza does not aim to merely duplicate the nuances of the city, but instead to give us pause, and to allow us the opportunity to uncover the mystery of the human experience.  His facades, though worn with the passage of time, resonate with emotional intimacies and untold tales.  Is there beauty in the abandoned and weathered signage of the Mission District’s historic Tower Theater or in the shadows of the electrical wires that traverse the stucco of the Pacific Heights Motor Inn?  For Escauriaza, the answer is always, “Yes.”  He sees honesty in the simplicity of those moments, as he shares the quiet stories of each shadow cast, of every sidewalk crack and in the lives of his anonymous people.  It is this unique sensitivity and vision paired with his dazzling skill as a painter, that allows a forgotten storefront to become a sacred offering.  

In the hands of a lesser artist, the optimism and energy that one feels in front of Escauriaza’s paintings would surely be lost.  Though his buildings are sometimes down-at-the-heel, they are almost always set against radiant and cloudless skies of ocean blue.  His vivd shadows create a delicate geometry that infuse life into the inanimate and it is the combination of his signature precision with unexpected instances of fresh painterly brushwork that introduce a palpable vitality into his canvases.

Edward Hopper, the distinguished American painter and one of Escauriaza’s greatest influences said, “There is a sort of elation about sunlight on the upper part of a house.”  For Escauriaza, that same elation can be felt in the intimate, honest and beautiful works that comprise this exciting new show.  Charged with the history and character of the old, along with the promise and exuberance of the new, these paintings are sure to seduce not only the eye and mind, but also the heart.