Tuesday, March 1, 2011

nyoman gunarsa exhibition of watercolor paintings at the indonesian consulate

Garreta Lamore says a few words about Nyoman Gunarsa
If you get a chance, stop by the Consulate General of The Republic of Indonesia, 1111 Columbus, San Francisco for a watercolor exhibition by the Balinese artist Nyoman Gunarsa. I was there for the opening reception on February 24th where Nyoman said a few words and drew some pastel sketches of guests.

Nyoman, born in Indonesia, is known as one of the living masters, painting with a fluid and unique style that is a cross of modernity filled with images of classic tales and traditional dance.  Nyoman, who has a doctorate in education, has been featured in exhibitions all over the world, and because I happen to be lucky enough to be a friend of artist Garretta Lamore (Crescent City, CA.) whom, while living in Indonesia years ago became and remains a great friend of Nyoman, I have been invited to three of his exhibitions in the United States, beginning with a show in Oakland in 1991, the Piazza Art Gallery in Sausalito in 2002 and now at the Consulate.

 A selection of his work will be on view at the Consulate from February 25th through March 6th.  This is all being presented in support of the incredible exhibition at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance.  See the 131 pieces of Balinese art at the Asian Art Museum from February 25 to September 11, 2011.

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