Thursday, March 3, 2011

Rob Sato @ Rowan Morrison (Oakland Saturday 3/5)

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Rob Sato's having a show in Oakland at Rowan Morrison this Saturday. It also happens to be Rowan Morrison's last show. Pete and Narangkar want their studio back.

Rowan Morrison is pleased to present BLOWING THE HATCH, a solo show of new drawings by Los Angeles Artist Rob Sato.

Rob Sato was born and raised in Sacramento, California, and received his BFA in illustration from California College of Arts and Crafts. He is the recipient of the prestigious Xeric Grant, with which he published his graphic novel Burying Sandwiches. Sato is largely known for his epic watercolors, and has been featured in Juxtapoz, Giant Robot and High Fructose Magazine.

Rob Sato has been a dear friend to us for many years, and it brings us great joy to host a new body of his works here in Oakland, where we all met so long ago. We will cease our exhibition programming after this show, so it gives us great pleasure to end on a very strong note. It's been an honor to work with a group of artists of this caliber over the last five years, and to have the opportunity to grant a space for solo shows. We are deeply thankful to our patrons who continually contribute to the support structure for all of our artists and our selves.

From Rob:
"This will be a drawing heavy show. Recently, I’ve been compelled to draw more than paint, and have been enjoying the simple pleasures of graphite on paper. It has been an interesting period of getting back to basics and at the same time trying things I’ve never done before. Currently, all preparations are a wild-eyed blur, so it is difficult to gauge what the show will consist of, but several graphite drawings can be expected, at least one large watercolor, and the last installments of my “Slideshow” series. There will be no less than that, maybe more, and as much as I can get in there. Also, there will be one large piece dedicated to the gallery that was never missing. There’s a hare in the grave and Rowan Morrison will not die. "


Saturday March 5, 7-10 PM.

Rowan Morrison Gallery
330 40th Street
Oakland, CA 94609


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