Mapping Fictions

The Good Luck Gallery and Disparate Minds are proud to present:

Mapping Fictions:
Daniel Green – William Scott – Roger Swike – Joe Zaldivar

July 9 – August 27, 2016
Reception: Saturday July 9, 7 – 10pm
Art Talk: Sunday July 10, 1pm

The Good Luck Gallery is honored to present a show curated by Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz of Disparate Minds, a website that is dedicated to documenting progressive art studios. Their aim is to create a greater understanding of the importance of artists living with developmental disabilities in the context of the contemporary art world. Four artists will be on display, each of whom incorporates text into their work in a singular manner.

Daniel-Green
Daniel Green, Little Richard Tina Turner, 2015 mixed media on wood, 11.5 x 15 x 5″

Daniel Green is a young but widely-exhibited San Franciscan who is based at that city’s Creativity Explored studio. His drawings exhibit a lively fascination with popular culture. Evocatively distorted figures appear among dense fields of dates, scores and statistics pertaining to politics, sports and entertainment.

William Scott, The Twilight Zone, 2014 acrylic and ink on canvas, 36 x 48"
William Scott, The Twilight Zone, 2014 acrylic and ink on canvas, 36 x 48″

William Scott, whose work resides in the permanent collections of MOMA and Harlem’s Studio Museum, attends the Creative Growth studio in Oakland. He paints with an evangelical fervor, producing exuberant text-laden paintings of an idealized San Francisco. The Good Luck Gallery will be showing paintings that are part of an ambitious urban planning project – consisting of carefully detailed architectural drawings – that imagines the razing and subsequent renewal of his own socially marginalized neighborhood of Hunter’s Point.

Roger Swike, Untitled (detail), 2013 ballpoint pen and crayon on paper, 8.5 x 11"
Roger Swike, Untitled (detail), 2013 ballpoint pen and crayon on paper, 8.5 x 11″

List-making is also a strong element in the work of Roger Swike, who is affiliated with Gateway Arts in Brookline, Massachusetts. His simple but mesmeric drawings, replete with smudges, deletions and erasures, seem like comments on the transience of life and are assembled in folders.

Joe-Zaldivar
Joe Zaldivar, West Club Entrance at NRG Stadium, 2016 marker, graphite and watercolor on paper, 18 x 24″

A similar aesthetic informs the work of Joe Zaldivar, an artist who works out of the First Street Gallery in Claremont, California. Zaldivar produces colorful depictions of Southern California street scenes and landmarks that often contain subtle pop culture references, alongside intricate personalized reproductions of maps and restyled business advertisements.

These four artists, united by an interest in the mapping and archiving of information, have been selected as some of the finest currently working in Progressive art studios around the country. The show will be on display from July 9 to August 27, 2016.

Sunday July 10, 1pm – The Good Luck Gallery

The Good Luck Gallery will present a discussion with guest curators Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz from Disparate Minds as well as Rebecca Hamm, Executive Director of First Street Gallery. They will have an informal conversation about progressive art studios and creating a greater understanding of the importance of artists living with developmental disabilities in the context of the contemporary art world.

Moderated by Paige Wery, the owner and curator of The Good Luck Gallery.