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Location: Richmond CA 
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Sully,Jeffrey-Mist 55
Mist 55 / Painting Acrylic / 40 x 70" / $7000. USD

Description: shaped abstract painting



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Jeffrey Sully

Biography
Jeffrey Sully began his artistic work in high school. At first he produced innovative and unusual sculptures from found materials, then moved to focus on his own dream life, in acrylics and collages. After graduation from UC Berkeley, he enrolled in the San Francisco Art Institute, earning a BFA in painting in 1979. He began to explore different media; for several years Sully produced computer graphics. Then, becoming dissatisfied with the non-tactile nature of the media, he began working with wood. He carved directly into the stumps and trunks of felled Oak, Madrone, Bay and Walnut trees. He gave these pieces flowing, organic shapes. At the same time, he took advantage of a nearby carpenter shop, to glue and assemble its discarded wood scraps, and form pieces which reflected their edgy and angular origins. Sully began painting these sculptures to reveal surprising shapes and sizes. Sully began to pay more attention to those painted surfaces as much as their sculpted forms: burning, scraping, washing, and layering them. The result was an "aged" surface which looked as if it were rediscovered after years of natural stresses. With these surfaces in mind, Sully moved once again to painted flat surfaces, and another major change. Using skills developed through sculpting wood, Sully began to alter the exterior form of his paintings. He now reshapes his rectangular canvas into unusual, evocative forms. These pieces carry the deeply expressive spirit which has evolved over the years in Sully's work. Sully's paintings have grown to embody a contemporary presence uniquely his own.
 
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JEFFREY SULLY Painting and Sculpture 4512 Meadowbrook Drive jeffsully@comcast.net Richmond, CA 94803 www.jeffreysully.com 510-222-2535 EXHIBITIONS 2008 * Shaped Canvas: Solo Exhibit of Jeff Sully Evolving Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2007 * Rhythms of Abstraction Sebastopol, CA * The Edge of Abstraction San Rafael, CA * Galex 41, Galesburg, Illinois 2006 * Spirit's Contour: Shaped Paintings UC Berkeley North Regional Library Facility. El Cerrito, CA SOLO EXHIBIT * January Juried Show Gallery Route One. Point Reyes, CA * Evolving Art. San Francisco, CA * Big Pagoda. San Francisco, CA 2005 * Carl Cherry Center for the Arts. Carmel, CA * Spirit's Contour: Shaped Paintings UC Berkeley North Regional Library Facility. El Cerrito, CA SOLO EXHIBIT * Galex 39 Galesburg Civic Arts Center. Galesburg, Illinois 2004 * Giorgi Gallery. Berkeley, CA * National Small Works Show. Red Dot Fine Art. Sante Fe, NM * Competition Exhibit. Gallery Route 1. Point Reyes , CA AWARD. * If It Were Lived. The Zen Center San Francisco. 300 Page St., San Francisco. SOLO EXHIBIT * 50 Fremont, San Francisco, CA SOLO EXHIBIT * Awards Exhibit. Gallery Route 1 2 2003 * Small Works 2003, Limner Gallery, New York, NY * Modesto Art Center and Gallery , Modesto, CA SOLO EXHIBIT * Spring Show Mad River Post, San Francisco, CA 2002 * Spring Salon 2002, Limner Gallery, New York, NY * The Zen Center, San Francisco, CA SOLO EXHIBIT 2001 * "The Summer Show", The Painting Center, New York, NY * Bay Area Properties, Berkeley, CA SOLO EXHIBIT 2000 * "New Voices - New Visions" Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur,CA. * Crocker-Kingsley 72nd Exhibition: Sacramento, CA * "And Ah", SF Zen Center, 300 Page, San Francisco, CA SOLO EXHIBIT * Mixed Media Paintings @ 455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA SOLO EXHIBIT * Gallery Route One Year 2000 Juried Exhibit, Point Reyes, CA 1999 * " Meditations", University Lutheran Church, Berkeley, CA SOLO EXHIBIT EDUCATION MFA Painting/Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, 1991 BFA Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, 1979 BA History, University of California at Berkeley, 1975
 

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