Gallery for the People brings its fall 2012 pop-up exhibition to Los Altos Hills Thursday. The display features new works by artists Sage Vaughn, Deedee Cheriel and Curtis Kulig.
The exhibition and artists’ reception are scheduled 6 p.m. at the Stonebook Court Estate, formerly Morgan Manor. Works will be showcased for one night only, before becoming available to collectors via the gallery website Friday. A percentage of the proceeds from the opening will benefit the Palo Alto International Film Festival. An RSVP for the event is required.
Hosted by Juxtapoz Magazine editor Evan Pricco and actress Marisa Tomei, organizers said the exhibition is the first Bay Area pop-up for the migrating gallery.
Gallery for the People is an online art gallery that sells exclusive artwork by established and emerging contemporary artists.
“We are thrilled to show new works for the first time in the Bay Area,” said gallerist, co-founder and film producer Eva Maria Daniels. “Our mission is to celebrate the cultures of film and art, and we are privileged to bring our vision to Silicon Valley, where these platforms can thrive amid the foreground of technology.”
Devyani Kamdar, executive director of the Palo Alto International Film Festival, said the group was “honored to be included in this inspirational gallery pop-up” bringing together the art, film and tech communities.
“Moving or still, every stunning image distills a narrative,” she said.
“With a commitment to distinctive, enlightened and pioneering artists, we are incredibly grateful to showcase three of the top contemporary artists in the country,” said Ally Canosa, co-founder of Gallery for the People. “Their unique and influential ties to pop-culture radiate through their deeply innovative works,” she said.
A painter and illustrator, Vaughn is best recognized for his wildlife series depicting vibrant butterflies, owls and sparrows in otherwise melancholic city scenes. His art has been shown and collected internationally for more than a decade.
With influences derived from such opposites as East Indian temple imagery and punk rock, Cheriel’s images are bold, inspiring both compassion and discomfort. The artist draws elements from urban and natural landscapes as well as pop culture.
Kulig is presenting a new collection from his acclaimed series “Love Me,” a mixed-media message found on canvases as well as street corners and rooftops in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo.