Upcoming Exhibitions

SUPERnatural / Survey of the ‘Figurative’ in Contemporary Art Curated By: Karim Hamid (in association with AUREUS Contemporary Gallery)

April 28th - May 28th

Opening Reception April 28th 7-10pm Location: 116 E 7th Street (Between Ave A and 1st Ave) / New York City GALLERY HOURS: Friday and Saturday 12-8pm / Sunday 12-6pm through April/May

Press Release

“Currently, in the practice of contemporary fine art, there are a multitude of various methods and aesthetics associated with the traditional concept of figurative art. For hundreds of years of art history the general concept remained fairly linear and uncomplicated. There was at one time, just the academic approach, and then something else. But, that ‘something else’has grown proportionately to reflect the increasing amounts of artists working today throughout our world. No longer is there a single common action, with perhaps a singular reaction. Arguably, since the beginning of the 20th Century, the aesthetic threads and experimental methods in art have spread outward like a new integrated root system. Now, there are possibly thousands of different ways of interpreting what we might still call ‘figurative art’. As such, if we were to focus on the representation of the human form we’d find that there are a multitude of variations on the theme. We can still find, in practice, much of what we might remember as the core sensibilities and methods inherent in the study of the human figure. And, there are still things to discover within that singular definition. But, today, there are also many many more subtle (and not so subtle) undertakings to explore. Some are easy to recognize and stem from formal representation (for example, photo realism), while others disassemble this formal representation altogether to such an extent that the original formation is hardly recognizable. Nonetheless, these new methods and aesthetics can still be said to encapsulate the original representation of the human figure, whether it be in repose, portrait, or spirit. Just about everything counts, until it doesn’t. Now, this small exhibition, representing artists from just about every continent, does not (and can not) pretend to share with the visitor every single thread in the root system mentioned above. To do that, you’d need a vast hall or museum to begin even encompassing such a thing. Yet, to be sure, this exhibition endeavors to present a small sampler of talents and methods representing unique interpretations of the ‘figurative’ in art, some at the forefront of some of these threads and others just beginning to explore possibilities. And, together in this endeavor to explore what is known as ‘figurative’ - these artists began to tell us something of what it is to be what should be called the ‘SUPER Natural’. “- Aureus Contemporary 

Featuring the following artists:ANGE BELL (IRELAND) / EMMA FINEMAN (USA) / EBEN HAINES (USA) / CHRISTIAN FUCHS (PERU) / Yi HSING (TAIWAN) / SIPHO MABONA (S AFRICA) / DANIEL OCHOA (USA) / ERIK JONES (USA) / DAVID FUNG (MEXICO) / LOU ROS (FRANCE) / ADO LEOPOLD (SWISS) / ELISE WEHLE (USA) / GREGORY JACOBSEN (USA) / WILLIAM P IMMER (UK) / CLAIRE SHEGOG (UK) / NERYL WALKER (AUSTRALIA) / NIKOLINA KOVALENKO (RUSSIA) / JANN CHEIFITZ (S AFRICA)/ NICK RUNGE (USA) / VIKTOR FRESO (SLOVAKIA) / ROBERT POKORNY (USA) / PETER BUCHLER (GERMANY) / PATRICK EARL HAMMIE (USA) / WENDELIN WOHLGEMUTH (USA) / ELIZABETH WAGGETT (UK) / FRANCES SCOTT (SWEDEN) / KARIM HAMID (USA

For further information on the exhibition, artists, or sales please contact the gallery at: info@aureus-contemporary.com


Art Market San Francisco, represented by The Great Highway; San Francisco, CA

April 27th – 30th

VIP Preview
Thursday, April 27th, 2017— 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Location Fort Mason Center - Festival Pavilion 2 Marina Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94123

Public Hours
Friday, April 28, 2017— 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 — 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 — 12:00pm to 6:00pm 


I am pleased to announce that a selection of my Ocean Series paintings will be exhibited at Art Market San Francisco presented in The Great Highway’s booth at this years fair. This will be my debut at Art Market San Francisco,  of a series which I began in Sicily at the Artigiana residency in 2014, and have continued to develop at residencies in Iceland, and in my former studio in San Francisco. 

About Art Market San Francisco 

“Art Market San Francisco will return to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this April for the celebrated art fair’s anticipated seventh edition. Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 25,000 visitors in 2016, the 2017 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers.” -AMSF

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About the Gallery
The Great Highway is a fine art gallery located in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset district. The gallery was founded by John Lindsey, a long time resident of the city with a deep appreciation for images and ideas that explore the intersection of land and water in contemporary work. The Great Highway Gallery’s mission is to seek, analyze, support, and promote the work of a diverse group of artists who seek sincere authenticity, challenge conventional thinking, amuse us, and push the boundaries of today’s creative media. To learn more about the gallery, visit www.thegreathighway.com. 

The Great Highway Gallery is located in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset District at 3649 Lawton St between 42nd St and 43rd St.


Past Exhibitions


1st Kiss, Junior High Gallery; Los Angeles, CA Curated by Girl On Girl Collective

June 24th - July 17th

Opening Reception June 24th 7-10pm

About Girl On Girl Collective

“An experiment aimed at creating an environment for female artists to create, learn and collaborate with one another. Based at Syracuse University but spanning across the country we are attempting to create an atmosphere where women can show their own work, analyze each others work, and come together to make new works through encouragement and support for one another. ” - GGC

About Junior High Gallery

“Junior High is a community space in Hollywood, California. We promote the artistic pursuits of marginalized voices through events and arts education.” - Junior High Gallery

“Welcome to Junior High, L.A’s coolest new art space for “everyone who ever felt the art world was too expensive, too male saturated, too white, and too inaccessible”. A community hub that combines exhibitions and workshops with a cute little store where you can buy pink stuff with Drake’s face on it, Junior High is pretty much the space of our dreams.” -Hope St Magazine


O.S.The Great Highway Gallery; San Francisco, CA
April 28th – May 14th

Opening Reception April 30th 6-9pm
Artist Talk May 4th 6pm

I am pleased to announce that a solo exhibition of my Ocean Series will be held at the Great Highway Gallery in San Francisco this month. There will be an artist talk on Wednesday May 4th to discuss the narrative behind this body of paintings, my artistic process, and what it means to be an artist in the Bay Area followed by a question and answer period. I hope to see you all at the opening reception this Saturday, April 30th from 6-9pm.

This will be the debut exhibition of this series, which I began in Sicily at the Artigiana residency in 2014. I have continued this body of work while here in California, drawing inspiration from its rich coastline.

Artist Statement
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, in a climate dense with fog, has influenced me to represent the ocean in a blurred and dreamlike way. The use of natural settings, organic shapes, and colors specific to this coastline
are repeated elements in my work.
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About the Gallery
The Great Highway is a fine art gallery located in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset district. The gallery was founded by John Lindsey, a long time resident of the city with a deep appreciation for images and ideas that explore the intersection of land and water in contemporary work. The Great Highway Gallery’s mission is to seek, analyze, support, and promote the work of a diverse group of artists who seek sincere authenticity, challenge conventional thinking, amuse us, and push the boundaries of today’s creative media. To learn more about the gallery, visit www.thegreathighway.com. 

The Great Highway Gallery is located in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset District at 3649 Lawton St between 42nd St and 43rd St.

Nothing To See Here The Square Gallery London, London; UK 

May 12th – June 26th

Opening Reception May 12th 6-9pm

My work is coming to London! I am very excited to share that I am now represented by Kajo Collection in Europe. Kajo Collection will be presenting my works in a group show entitled Nothing To See Here at the Square Gallery London in London, UK. 

The opening reception will be held at the gallery on May 12th from 6-9pm. These works will be on display May through the month of June.


About Kajo Collection 

Kajo Collection supports and promotes emerging artists by exposing their works to a global audience.

Introducing young collectors to the vibrant and dynamic art market, Kajo Collection integrates them into its growing network of artists and art professionals. A core part of this network are Kajo Ambassadors who foster an ongoing dialogue on art and its places and spaces. Kajo Collection encourages a proactive attitude to the art world, inviting its audience to detect the unnoticed in the already seen, yet the visible in the invisible. 

Kajo Collection is an official partner of the Square Gallery in London showing works of our artists and jointly curating exhibitions in the heart of London

To learn more about Kajo Collection please visit their website at: www.kajocollection.club

No Exhibitions Allowed II The Art Advisors Studio Amsterdam, Amsterdam; Netherlands 

May 21st – June 22nd

Opening Reception May 21st 6-9pm

Kajo Collection will also be presenting my works in a group show entitled No Exhibitions Allowed II at the Art Advisors Studio Amsterdam in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

The opening reception will be held at the gallery on May 21st from 6-9pm. These works will be on display through the month of June.

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