Catherine Wagner : Travis Collinson

Posted on July 27, 2016



Anglim Gilbert Gallery is pleased to announce our Summer Exhibition of recent works by gallery artists Catherine Wagner and Travis Collinson.
In May 2015 Minnesota Street Project commissioned Catherine Wagner to photograph the transformation of 1275 Minnesota Street from an industrial warehouse into the cultural platform it is today. Wagner began by documenting the dismantling of the space, creating compositions from refuse and debris left behind by the previous tenants as well as the bare-bones reconstruction to create the photographs. Wagner's photographs from 1275 Minnesota examine transition, presenting an archeology in reverse.
Working from personal photographs and sketches, Travis Collinson skews and distorts his unassuming subjects into larger scale drawings and paintings on canvas. His figures seem to float in their environments which feel equally as disjointed as they are familiar. The exhibition will feature Narcolepsy in Pink, a large work on canvas, as well as drawings on paper from personal subjects to cultural icon Andy Warhol. 
Travis Collinson is a visual artist whose works focuses on the subtleties of observation and perception. His art has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the country. He has received reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle, Orange County Register, and other media outlets. His work is in both private and public collections including Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and San Francisco MoMA. In addition to painting and drawing his projects have included the children's book Things Are Scary (2010 Draw Books), and the ongoing web comic Simple Town Press. He was raised in Apple Valley, California and currently resides in San Francisco. 
California artist Catherine Wagner has observed and photographed the systems within daily life for over thirty years. Working internationally, she focuses on the cultural constructs in both their physical and symbolic manifestations. Her images insightfully examine environments from museums and science labs to private homes and Disneyland. Recipient of the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEW Fellowships and the Ferguson Award, her works are in major public and private collections, including the LA County Museum of Art.

July 27 through August 20, 2016

Anglim Gilbert Gallery

14 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 

tel: 415.433.2710 

Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5:30. Sat 10:30-5:00


More Than Your Selfie

Posted on February 16, 2016

In support of the New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) mission to feature exhibits that are connected to globally relevant ideas, art and history, NUMU is pleased to present More Than Your Selfie, an exhibit about the genre and practice of self-portraiture.

It is an enduring tradition for humans to create self-portraits. The self-portrait is used to mark one’s presence, to convey and construct identity and beliefs, and to celebrate or promote individuality and skills. Self-portraits are utilized to facilitate healing, record life changes, events or aging. The self-portrait is also a tool for introspection. More Than Your Selfie will explore the history of the self-portrait, how self-representation has developed over time, its various aspects, motives and intentions, and how the self-portrait continues to permeate and inform our current culture and technology.

Featuring works in a range of media created in the Bay Area and beyond by artists including: Robert Arneson, Hung Liu, Judy Dater, Julie Heffernan, Nina Katchadourian, Alex Kanevsky, Travis Collinson, Kim Frohsin, Elizabeth Barlow, Jackie Kirk, Paul Gibson, Linda Christensen, Phillip Hua, Cristina Nunez, Danny Scheible, Erin Feller, Ray Turner and Katy Schneider, More Than Your Selfie examines art, history, psychology, culture, identity and community. In addition, the exhibit incorporates opportunities for creative and interactive visitor experiences.

More Than Your Selfie is made possible the generous support of our partners, lenders, in-kind donors and sponsors: The Town of Los Gatos, Lite Line Illuminations, Village Glass, Dan Edwards Framing, Michael Rosenthal, Brian Gross Fine Art, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, Catherine Clark Gallery, P.P.O.W. Gallery, Gallerie Citi, Kevin Kleinschmidt, Cheryl Morgan, the participating artists and collectors, and Donors to NUMU’s Annual Campaign.

Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings and Oil Sketches from Jacques Louis David to Lucian Freud

Posted on February 16, 2016

Contemplating Character explores the evolution of portraiture from the late eighteenth century to the contemporary, reflecting the many styles and movements during this wide expanse of time. The 150 works encompass artist self-portraits by the likes of Gustave Dore, Adolf von Menzel, Edouard Vuillard, Dora Maar (one of Pablo Picasso’s partners), and even Alfred Hitchcock (a line drawing of his famous profile). Others include portraits of other artists, family members and friends, and famous people, among them a rare, early profile of George Washington and another of author Oscar Wilde.

The collection focuses on rare portraits, many capturing the deeper personality of the subjects. Lucian Freud, for example, is known for his penetrating portraits, and there are even two drawings by the legendary cartoon artist R. Crumb. The exhibition also complements the MFA’s own distinguished holdings of portrait paintings and sculpture.

Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, developed the show from his personal collection. He has written: “Every drawing in this exhibition has moved me deeply in some human way, and it is both my conviction and hope that individuals who view this exhibition will make a similar connection and feel the presence of the personalities who have been drawn and painted over the last two centuries.” An illustrated catalogue, with an essay by Mr. Johnson, will accompany Contemplating Character.

The exhibition was organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA in association with Denenberg Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA.


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Artillery Magazine : Pick of the week: by Eve Wood

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Knobby Knees : Maloney Fine Art: May 23 - July 3

Posted on May 26, 2015

Knobby Knees, Travis Collinson’s second solo exhibition of paintings and drawings at Maloney Fine Art, is a new body of work; a series of portraits using family, friends and colleagues painted with a signature style of simplified form and pure color, providing insight into the intimacy shared between the artist and his subject. Collinson started as an illustrator/cartoonist, creating comic book narratives within the frame. An emphasis on drawing is underscored in his work. Each of his subjects, seemingly devoid of expression and in a state of anomie, are depicted with large heads attached to bodies cut off at the knees—distortions of form and space, compressed as if swaddled within the frame. Through this compression, they become highly expressive, gesticulative figures of personal emotions and spiritual truths. 
Conceived as a series, these artworks are a continuation of Collinson's investigation of the work of other artists, primarily those whose portraits are recognized as their legacy, like Jean Auguste DominIque Ingres, Édouard Vuillard, and contemporary artists such as Alice Neel, Alex Katz and Marlene Dumas. His interest also lies in the personas that an artist takes on; in this series he focused primarily on the persona of Andy Warhol, known for his opaque, non-persona often likened to that of a zombie. The title of the series, Knobby Knees points not only to where his depictions of people end within the frame, but also draws reference to the Nabis group of artists: Maurice Denis, Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Vuillard, Paul Sérusier. Pronounced nah-BEE and derived from a Hebrew word meaning prophet, the Nabis artists each took on a different persona within the group. Collinson imagines himself as the Nabi of the Empathetic Portrait, looking to interior spaces and to artists' internal thoughts and experiences as refuges from the modern world.   
Travis Collinson has been featured in group exhibition throughout the country most recently in Look at me: Portraiture from Manet to Present at Leila Heller Gallery in New York and a solo exhibition at Dominican University titled Narcolepsy in Pink. He was also featured in the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive exhibition Hauntology and is included in their permanent collections. He currently resides in San Francisco, California.


Posted on April 17, 2015

Falling happens all of the time so enjoy the view on the way down.




Posted on February 20, 2015

After achieveing his most coveted feat of painting the heavens, in a moment of existential bliss, T forgets just how he got to his goal.




Posted on January 28, 2015

Both J and T find themselves discussing the finer nuances of religion. They encounter a strange figure, who bears a striking resemblance to a cult film director, handing out coloring books in front of the local convenience mart. It would seem that their conversation bisects the world of free media, aka propaganda, that masquerades as an objective educational activity for youth. 


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Narcolepsy In Pink : An Art Exhibition At Dominican University : January 22 - March 7 , 2015

Posted on January 16, 2015

Travis Collinson’s paintings are meditations on a somber palette. Not frozen in time, such as a “still” from a moving image, instead they suggest an extended moment where the subject sits quietly for the viewer, but continues to breathe. They exude a tranquility and stillness that allows for a deeper look at the details within each painting. Then a second look is required, as intentional distortions in features or objects play off of the careful arrangement of the work. Collinson’s sister Marcy has been a frequent model, and she’s let him know that she is happy to do so, with the caveat that if she becomes bored she may go to sleep. This is the source of the exhibition’s title, “Narcolepsy in Pink.” Trained in illustration and drafting, Collinson’s paintings have increased in scale to their now larger-than-life format. He holds a BFA from Cal State Fullerton.

-Sharon Bliss (Curator)

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Simple Town : Monthly Comic Strip: Cat Urine

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EverGold 5 year anniversery

Posted on January 17, 2014


January 16th-19th

Opening Reception, Thursday January 16th, 6-10pm

Special Hours: Jan 17th-19th, 11am – 5:30pm

Please inquire with the gallery for available works

Aaron Terry, Adam Parker Smith, Alex Braubach, Angie Crabtree, Austin McManus, Barry McGee, Ben Venom, Casey Gray, Charles Linder, Chris Blackstock, Chris Duncan, Chris Corrente, Chris Sollars, Christian Ebert, Christine Ancalmo, David Bayus, David Jones, David Marc Grant, Dean Dempsey, Dennis Kernohan, Don Ed Hardy, Emily Gorman, Emily Chaves, Erik Foss, Facundo Arganaraz, Ferris Plock, Francesco Deiana, Gina M. Contreras, Gregory Ito, Guy Overfelt, Heather Sparks, Henry Gunderson, Hilary Pecis, Jedd Hart, Jeremiah Jenkins, Jessica Flemming, Jessie Rose Vala, Jim Damron, Jocko Weyland, Joey Enos, Josh Short, John Held, Jr., Julio Cesar Morales, Kate Bonner, Keith Boadwee, Kelly Tunstall, Kent Long, Kent Roberts, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Leigh Cooper, Leigha Mason, Lisa K. Blatt, Lowell Darling, Lucien Shapiro, Lucy Kasofsky, Mario Ayala, Mark Benson, Mark Mulroney, Mark Van Proyen, Mary Joy Scott, Mary Ijichi, Mauricio Ancalmo, Meryl Pataky, Michelle Blade, Mike Paré, Mitsu Okubo, Molly Soda, Monica Canilao, Nina Dolores, Owen Takabayashi, Paul Kos, PEZ, Ray Potes, Rebecca Goldfarb, Robin Juan, Ryan Beavers, Ryan Coffey, Ryan De La Hoz, Ryan Malley, Sadie Barnette, Sandy Kim, Sarah Hotchkiss, Sean McFarland, Shalo P, Shelter Serra, Silver Warner, Tamra Seal, Steve MacDonald, Tara Lisa Foley, Tahitti Pehrson, Tim Sullivan, Tom Marioni, Tom Sachs, Tony Labat, Travis Collinson, Tyson Vogel, Wally Hedrick, Whitney Lynn, Yokonori Stone


Monthly Comic Strip : Nov

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Simple Town : Sept 2013

Posted on September 11, 2013

The Illuminated Library

Posted on September 04, 2013

The Illuminated Library curated by Sharon Bliss with the Fine Arts Gallery

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - Thursday, October 17, 2013
Artists and books have a long-standing relationship, from the earliest "illuminations" -- exquisite drawings that decorated the margins of early European texts -- through books made by artists, and works that show the collaboration between authors and visual artists, especially compelling in illustrated books for children. This wide-ranging exhibit presents both contemporary and historic explorations of the book form, and the relationship of text and image, including rare illustrated manuscripts borrowed from the Sutro Library and the Special Collections of SF State's J. Paul Leonard Library. Curated by Sharon Bliss with the Fine Arts Gallery. Reception: September 21, 1pm-3pm. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm. Free.
Contemporary artists participating in the exhibition include: Kim Anno, Tauba Auerbach, Enrique Chagoya, Travis Collinson, Brian Dettmer, Jason Jägel, Jess, Nina Katchadourian, Judith Lowry, Catherine Opie, Matthew Picton and Clare Rojas.

Diverse styles, unique art for children’s books, illuminated musical scores, pop-up books and artists’ books are among the highlights of this fascinating study. An ancillary exhibit at SF State’s J. Paul Leonard Library highlights rare and special books in its collection.

Simple Town: Aug 2013

Posted on August 08, 2013

Simple Town : July 2013

Posted on August 03, 2013

Summer show 2013

Posted on June 28, 2013

July 6 - August 17, 2013
Opening Reception Saturday, July 6, 4-7pm

´┐╝Eli Ridgway Gallery is pleased to present Summer Show, a group exhibition featuring works by Mauricio Ancalmo, castaneda/reiman, Travis Collinson, Chris Duncan, Wolfgang Ganter, Rebecca Goldfarb, Cassandra C. Jones, Sean McFarland, James Sterling Pitt, Matthew Palladino, Brion Nuda Rosch, Jeffrey Simmons, Zachary Royer Scholz, and Lindsey White.

In conjunction with this exhibit, the gallery will also be opening a new Hallway Project by Mark Benson and Project Space installation by Andrew McClintock.