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GO, GO: A Transportation Show - Opening reception: Saturday, June 15th, 3 – 5pm, Artist talk: 3:30pm - Exhibitions - Paul Thiebaud Gallery

Jeff Bellerose
Skylines, 2017
oil on panel
12 x 21 1/2 inches

Paul Thiebaud Gallery is pleased to present GO, GO: A Transportation Show, a group exhibition featuring the works of Laura Adler, Jeff Bellerose, Tom Birkner, Fred Dalkey, Eileen David, David Fertig, Wayne Thiebaud, and Suong Yangchareon. Opening June 15, 2024, with a reception from 3-5 pm and an artist talk at 3:30pm, each of the eight exhibiting artists shares their unique perspective relating to forms of transportation in their paintings, variously conveying feelings of innovation, routine, freedom, and wonderment. The exhibition will be on view through August 17, 2024. 

In this modern world, towering bridges, concrete multi-lane freeways, elevated overpasses, expansive stretches of roads, and linear railways dominate the foundation of transportation. By observing their surroundings each day, bridges have been a continual source of inspiration for Laura Adler, Jeff Bellerose and Eileen David. With the steel suspension and drawbridges in Bellerose’s and David’s works, the engineered structures cast shadows embracing crossing vehicles, while Adler’s thicker paint application results in a textured surface capturing the atmosphere of the day and the cozy tug boats puttering on the East River.

With an emphasis on a brighter palette and the mood of pleasure, Tom Birkner paints the open roads of the American West with its franchise offerings for travelers in need of a food stop, whereas Eileen David nostalgically renders vintage cars heading toward a vacation destination or a laidback and breezy Sunday drive.  Focusing on symmetry, Fred Dalkey’s drawings in muted pastels and striking black conté crayon depict the intersecting vertical and horizontal lines of the Sacramento RT Light Rail public transit system, each eliciting a different feel in texture and character. 

Suong Yangchareon’s paintings of an almost empty parking lot and the Chinatown Gold Line Station in Los Angeles reveal his fascination with the quietness found in otherwise heavily used destinations, leaving him the underlying infrastructure to be explored through form and color.  Alternatively, in Freeway Curve and Downgrade, Wayne Thiebaud’s etched illustrations of engineered roadways manipulate the arteries of traffic as much as the eye of the viewer.

Though centuries from today’s modes of transit, David Fertig’s paintings of the Napoleonic and French Revolutionary wars depict older modes of transport, such as hussars on horseback scouting for the cavalry, and seamen sailing and rowing through choppy waters by ship and longboat. Fertig’s pushed brushstrokes capture cadence and unbridled intensity in the paint surface, heightening the drama of each scene.

Whether modern or historic modes of transportation, the artists in this exhibition portray their unique interpretations of how humans have developed and experience the roads, bridges, rails, and waterways that form the underpinnings of the modern world we live in. 

David Fertig Hussars, 2007 oil on Masonite 7 x 10 1/4 in.

David Fertig
Hussars, 2007
oil on Masonite
7 x 10 1/4 in.

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Laura Adler Under the Bridge, Two Tugs, 2013 oil on linen 5 x 14 in.

Laura Adler
Under the Bridge, Two Tugs, 2013
oil on linen
5 x 14 in.

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Fred Dalkey Red Sky at Morning, Study III, 1998 oil pastel on grey paper 10 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.

Fred Dalkey
Red Sky at Morning, Study III, 1998
oil pastel on grey paper
10 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.

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David Fertig 1813, 2012 oil on canvasboard 7 x 10 in.

David Fertig
1813, 2012
oil on canvasboard
7 x 10 in.

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Eileen David 25th Street, 2021 oil on board 6 x 6 in.

Eileen David
25th Street, 2021
oil on board
6 x 6 in.

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Eileen David Red Cart, 2015 oil on panel 6 x 6 in.

Eileen David
Red Cart, 2015
oil on panel
6 x 6 in.

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Eileen David Panel Cart, 2015 oil on panel 6 x 6 in.

Eileen David
Panel Truck, 2015
oil on panel
6 x 6 in.

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Eileen David  "Beach Drive," 2021  oil on board  6 x 6 in.

Eileen David
Beach Drive, 2021
oil on board
6 x 6 in.

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Eileen David Eastbound, 2017 oil on canvas 30 x 30 in.

Eileen David
Eastbound, 2017
oil on canvas
30 x 30 in.

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Tom Birkner Mesa Street, 2015 oil on canvas 10 3/4 x 36 3/4 in.

Tom Birkner
Mesa Street, 2015
oil on canvas
10 3/4 x 36 3/4 in.

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Fred Dalkey Light Rail Line, 7/5/93 black Conté crayon on paper 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (image)

Fred Dalkey
Light Rail Line, 7/5/93
black Conté crayon on paper
8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (image)

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Jeff Bellerose  "Emerging," 2016  oil on board  11 x 13 7/8 in.

Jeff Bellerose
Emerging, 2016
oil on board
11 x 13 7/8 in.

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Wayne Thiebaud Freeway Curve, 1979 drypoint and aquatint  A.P. 1 18 3/4 x 32 3/4 in. [image]; 22 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. [sheet]

Wayne Thiebaud
Freeway Curve, 1979
drypoint and aquatint  A.P. 1
18 3/4 x 32 3/4 in. [image]; 22 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. [sheet]

 

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Suong Yangchareon
Night Shift,1991
oil on canvas
30 x 45 in.

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Suong Yangchareon Chinatown Gold Line, 2016 watercolor, gouache & pencil on paper 12 x 16 in.

Suong Yangchareon
Chinatown Gold Line, 2016
watercolor, gouache & pencil on paper
12 x 16 in.

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Wayne Thiebaud
Downgrade, 1979
etching and aquatint, A.P. 1
19 7/8 x 12 3/4 in. [image]; 29 3/4 x 22 1/2 in. [sheet]

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David Fertig 1792, 2018 pastel on paper 7 3/4 x 5 5/8 in.

David Fertig
1792, 2018
pastel on paper
7 3/4 x 5 5/8 in.

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David Fertig Hussars, 2007 oil on Masonite 7 x 10 1/4 in.

David Fertig
Hussars, 2007
oil on Masonite
7 x 10 1/4 in.

Laura Adler Under the Bridge, Two Tugs, 2013 oil on linen 5 x 14 in.

Laura Adler
Under the Bridge, Two Tugs, 2013
oil on linen
5 x 14 in.

Fred Dalkey Red Sky at Morning, Study III, 1998 oil pastel on grey paper 10 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.

Fred Dalkey
Red Sky at Morning, Study III, 1998
oil pastel on grey paper
10 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.

David Fertig 1813, 2012 oil on canvasboard 7 x 10 in.

David Fertig
1813, 2012
oil on canvasboard
7 x 10 in.

Eileen David 25th Street, 2021 oil on board 6 x 6 in.

Eileen David
25th Street, 2021
oil on board
6 x 6 in.

Eileen David Red Cart, 2015 oil on panel 6 x 6 in.

Eileen David
Red Cart, 2015
oil on panel
6 x 6 in.

Eileen David Panel Cart, 2015 oil on panel 6 x 6 in.

Eileen David
Panel Truck, 2015
oil on panel
6 x 6 in.

Eileen David  "Beach Drive," 2021  oil on board  6 x 6 in.

Eileen David
Beach Drive, 2021
oil on board
6 x 6 in.

Eileen David Eastbound, 2017 oil on canvas 30 x 30 in.

Eileen David
Eastbound, 2017
oil on canvas
30 x 30 in.

Tom Birkner Mesa Street, 2015 oil on canvas 10 3/4 x 36 3/4 in.

Tom Birkner
Mesa Street, 2015
oil on canvas
10 3/4 x 36 3/4 in.

Fred Dalkey Light Rail Line, 7/5/93 black Conté crayon on paper 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (image)

Fred Dalkey
Light Rail Line, 7/5/93
black Conté crayon on paper
8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (image)

Jeff Bellerose  "Emerging," 2016  oil on board  11 x 13 7/8 in.

Jeff Bellerose
Emerging, 2016
oil on board
11 x 13 7/8 in.

Wayne Thiebaud Freeway Curve, 1979 drypoint and aquatint  A.P. 1 18 3/4 x 32 3/4 in. [image]; 22 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. [sheet]

Wayne Thiebaud
Freeway Curve, 1979
drypoint and aquatint  A.P. 1
18 3/4 x 32 3/4 in. [image]; 22 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. [sheet]

 

SY_Night ShiftHR.jpg

Suong Yangchareon
Night Shift,1991
oil on canvas
30 x 45 in.

Suong Yangchareon Chinatown Gold Line, 2016 watercolor, gouache & pencil on paper 12 x 16 in.

Suong Yangchareon
Chinatown Gold Line, 2016
watercolor, gouache & pencil on paper
12 x 16 in.

WT_Downgrade HR.jpg

Wayne Thiebaud
Downgrade, 1979
etching and aquatint, A.P. 1
19 7/8 x 12 3/4 in. [image]; 29 3/4 x 22 1/2 in. [sheet]

David Fertig 1792, 2018 pastel on paper 7 3/4 x 5 5/8 in.

David Fertig
1792, 2018
pastel on paper
7 3/4 x 5 5/8 in.