Join us on October 12, 2017 for a FREE reception honoring the abstract expressionist Larry Hill from 6:00PM-8:00PM at the Selma Arts Center. Larry Hill of Fresno exhibited paintings with Jackson Pollock, Willem deKooning, and Franz Kline. He turned to writing fiction later in life and is the author of two novels and two short fiction collections, most recently “Rose Capital of the World,” from Mark Arax’s West of West Books. He is currently painting and working on a collection of essays.
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6:00--7:00 PM: Social Hour and Viewing, Wine and Light Appetizers
7:00--8:00 PM: Conversation with the Artist, Reading, Q+A
This reception is a one night event that will take place during a month long exhibition of the artist’s work at the Selma Arts Center.
About Larry Hill: I believe a painting (story) must have an initial dramatic impact and at second glance should include tantalizing nuances of drawing (plotting) and gestures (conflict) to stay alive. I’ve been around a long time and have given much thought to today’s art market. I agree with art critic Kenneth Baker’s assessment of a recent show called, “The Passionate Gesture” at the Hackett-Freedman gallery in San Francisco, featuring first- and second-wave Abstract Expressionists. Baker says, “To this day the art scene still seeks our notion of explosive, unrehearsed paintings more aggressively than ever.” He goes on to reflect on how we action painters have achieved a “certain coherence against all odds that just won’t go away.” For more on the artist, check out his website here larryhillartist-writer.com.b