Lydia Panas
Papayas, 2010
Digital C-Print
30 x 30 Inches, Edition of 5
19 x 19 Inches, Edition of 10

Our fall season is off to a strong start with four powerhouse artists: Catherine Wagner, Lydia Panas, Jimi Gleason, and Marc Katano. Read about them below and see their work in person, along with pieces by dozens of other artists, at our San Francisco location.

Lydia Panas
Digital C-Prints, 2010
Each 30 x 30 Inches, Edition of 5
Each 19 x 19 Inches, Edition of 10

“I am interested in the facades people present to hide things about themselves,” says photographer Lydia Panas. “I look for the smallest details to understand what might lie underneath. My pictures are not so much portraits of the models, as a view of interior life. In this series of portraits I constructed a system where food becomes a barrier, symbolic of the obstacles we create to disguise our intimate feelings. It is not the models’ faces that suggest the emotion, but the way the food is presented. Together the portraits in this series present a feast: fruit, pasta, meat, vegetables. We are not sure whether they provide nourishment or taunt us with the gifts.”

Panas’s work has been exhibited widely, including at the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. The recipient of a Whitney Museum Independent Study Fellowship, her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Brooklyn Museum, and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.


Catherine Wagner
Equisetum, 2008
Lambda Print
48 x 96 Inches
Edition of 7

While in residence at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco Catherine Wagner developed a series of large-scale photographic works based on objects from the Academy’s collection that relate to what the natural world looked like 300 million years ago. Digital technology has allowed her to construct hundreds of images of plant and insect species that existed then and reconstruct them into a new form. She is decontextualizing them as specimens and recontextualizing them as formal, calligraphic gestures that are interralated and form a new visual language.

Wagner earned a BFA and MFA from San Francisco State University and has held a faculty position in the art department at Mills College since 1978. She received a Guggenheim fellowship and was named one of Time magazine’s Fine Arts Innovators of the Year. Her work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Catherine Wagner
Odonata, 2009 (Diptych Detail)
Lambda Print
48 x 120 Inches
Edition of 7


Jimi Gleason
Melt Fracture, 2014
Silver Deposit, Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 40 Inches

Jimi Gleason seduces viewers with his latest body of work The Diamond Paintings. Utilizing non-traditional techniques and the luminescent use of silver deposit, they allow us to reflect on the mechanics of perception. The surfaces of these paintings have been purposely overexposed to his chemical electroplating process and as a result are corroded. Some parts may appear smoother than others but all have been chemically altered to some degree, providing a push-pull effect. His elegant diamond shapes beckon while his uneven surfaces keep us at bay.

Jimi Gleason: Silvering, 2014
Film by Eric Minh Swenson
4:52 Minutes

Born in Newport Beach, California, Gleason received his BA from UC Berkeley and studied printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute before relocating to New York City where he worked as a photo assistant and technician. Returning to California, he was employed in the studio of noted abstract painter Ed Moses for five years. His paintings are held in public and private collections around the world. Gleason’s works have been exhibited in conjunction with significant institutions including the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Armand Hammer Museum, and Seattle Art Museum.


Marc Katano
Bianco e Nero, 2014
Acrylic on Nepalese Paper
59 x 57 Inches

Marc Katano is a master of the ethereal and the expressive line. His newest large-scale paintings on paper once again hit their mark by combining the spontaneity of line with the physicality of paint or ink. With each piece the materials vary slightly, but all adhere to Katano’s interest in simple and natural movements. He is an intuitive painter whose works appear effortless. To achieve balance Katano applies dense strokes of paint in close proximity to one another, layering a darker form on a lighter form with rhythmic and nuanced patterns. Painting on handmade Japanese and Nepalese paper supplies a textural backdrop and evokes Katano’s respect for the natural world.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Katano currently lives and works in Northern California. He received his BFA from California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA, and has exhibited his work in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. 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.

Katano Installation, 2014
Video by Katano Studios
1:14 Minutes

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