From mountain moss in photographs by Stephen Galloway, to natural movements of the hand in works on paper by Marc Katano, to organic abstractions in paintings by Tim Rice, our featured works are drawn from nature. Read about these artists below and on our recently launched news page. Keep abreast of what’s happening or find out what you’ve been missing by viewing our ever-expanding archive of art.

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Stephen Galloway
Flow 22, 2011 Chromogenic Print Face-mounted to Plexiglass
76.25 x 76.25 Inches

Using the tradition of landscape photography as a launch pad, Stephen Galloway focuses on new ways of seeing nature. His large-scale photographs question nature and reality. With every handpicked branch, seed, and clump of Sierra moss meticulously rendered at life size, he strips nature down and reassembles the elements in relationship with human design. 

Galloway is a contemporary artist living in San Francisco, California, and an Associate Professor of photography at Sonoma State University. He has exhibited his photographs regionally and nationally, and his work is included in many private and public collections. Galloway has also completed a number of commissions which are photographic, but fabricated with materials such as polyurethane, acrylic, enamel, and glass. He is currently working on a major suite of photo-based glass works for the new San Francisco General Hospital.

Marc Katano
Flutter, 2010
Acrylic and India Ink on Nepalese Paper
59 x 56 Inches

Marc Katano uses Sumi and India ink and acrylic paint on large expanses of tactile Japanese or Nepalese handmade papers to create his organic compositions. He works on the floor of his studio swishing his hands in buckets of watery paints and inks, using his fingers like a brush to create the background matrix of his paintings. He then wields a bamboo rod dipped in ink to create spontaneous marks and drips to finish the painting. Although Katano’s gestural lines may resemble forms from the natural world, a Ginko leaf perhaps, the marks exist as their own self-referential language, each line representing nothing more than its own creation, each piece finding meaning in the harmony of its own and unique internal structure. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Katano lives and works in Northern California. His work is in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Jose Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Tim Rice
Flow 22, 2013
Oil on Panel 66 x 69 Inches

Nature is omnipresent in Tim Rice’s intuitive and organic abstractions. Using layer upon layer of oil paint in thin washes results in deep, indefinite, and luminous spaces. His paintings have the quality of filtered sunlight, multi-hued clouds, underwater refractions, lily pads afloat, dappled forest shade, and reflections in a slightly disturbed pond’s surface. “I come to an empty canvas in a spirit of adventure without a specific idea or image in mind,” says Rice. “My process is improvisational. My only goal is that the ‘found’ image–through its mood, tension, movement or light–creates its own world and inhabits a palpable space. I remain intuitive rather than mindful in this activity.” Rice lives and works in Berkeley, California. His works are in collections throughout the United States and Japan.

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