Curator/Coordinator San Pablo Art Gallery
Mind Static · April 29 - June 10
Anne Pinata has been the Gallery Director for the City of San Pablo in their community-based gallery since 1999. In this position Anne has been given the freedom to curate over 200 exhibits while working closely with Bay Area artists. She specializes in championing new and emerging artists. She mentors them in the beginning stage of their art careers, showing them the first steps and getting them on the right road to move forward with their work. After twenty years the original San Pablo Art Gallery closed, but the program of showing art in the same manner as the gallery moved to the City of San Pablo’s Community Center. The City of San Pablo offers a rare opportunity for artists to show their work and sell it commission-free. The city also provides an opening art reception and promotes the artist and their work with publicity.
Anne recently moved into her new studio and continues to make art herself. She describes her work as meditative. In order to break the patterns our minds usually make, she endeavors to make random strokes in her paintings so that she can control the reactive habitual tendencies that arise. In meditation, the point is to let your mind settle into its natural state and let pure awareness arise. There can’t be any concepts and manipulation or the intent is defeated. So in placing the brush strokes completely by chance and avoiding any patterns, the mind can effectively settle into a quiet state which often leads to awareness.
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