IMAGING Responding to our Current Cultural Climate: Christopher Chinn Brianna Eng and ​ Barbara Pollak-Lewis. Juried by Amy Berk of the Art Institute of San Francisco

Partners Gallery is proud to present three California artists selected for a juried show on artistic responses to our current cultural conditions. The show is curated by Amy Berk of the San Francisco Art Institute where she has taught ”City as Studio Practicum” to SFAI students and similar programs for under served youth.

Christopher Chinn’s paintings are inspired by the marginalized and dispossessed of Los Angeles and he has dedicated his artwork to sharing compassion for the homeless and a desire for social change. Christopher’s work has been included in numerous national exhibitions including MOCA and the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

Fifth and Central”                                 Painting by Christopher Chinn
5th and Towne Avenue Painting by Christopher Chinn
Stanford Avenue Painting by Christopher Chinn

Brianna Eng focuses on the value of genuine relationship and human connectedness. She creates business cards and postcards that invite understanding and allow for being heard and reaching back in part through using paper that is touched by both the communicating individuals.

“Tell Me Something” Installation Brianna Eng

Barbara Pollak-Lewis’ “Scream” and “Disaster” series depict reactions to our current political and social climate since the 2016 election, including the California wildfires and other environmental disasters. Emotions have always been a major component of her work.

“Surrina”                                                 Painting by Barbara Pollak-Lewis
Kathy  36″ x 48″ 2018 Painting by Parbara Pollak-Lewis

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I am an artist and teacher who travels extensively throughout the world. I am using this blog to share my experiences with my students and friends.

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