The public is invited to a free Artist/Curator Talk on Sunday, June 26, at 4 pm, to hear from exhibiting artist John Yoyogi Fortes and curator Philip E. Linhares. Fortes is a well-known California artist whose large paintings explore his inner world of whimsy, both light and dark. He begins a painting with spontaneous gestures, then lets it build its own momentum until the magic moment when he can declare the work complete. His exhibit, titled “Hell 2 Pay and Other Works,” also includes smaller unframed works on paper that add a delicate touch alongside his larger paintings. There is even a sculpture that looks like the period one finds at the bottom of an exclamation point, a very interesting work. Fortes has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and has received numerous awards and grants, among them a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant; a Visual Artist Fellowship from the California Arts Council; and inclusion in the International Arts & Artists traveling exhibition, Infinite Mirror; Images of American Identity. June 26 is the closing day of the Fortes exhibition.
Sanchez Art Center is located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd in Pacifica, about a mile east of Highway 1. Galleries are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1–5 pm, and by appointment, through June 26. For more information call 650-355-1894 or visit SanchezArtCenter.org.