Dolby Chadwick Gallery
Using ink on paper to trace the shadows of things hung from her studio ceiling, Bay Area artist Katina Huston alters everyday objects like French horns, trumpets and bicycle wheels from their heavy, inanimate worldly forms into hazy, diaphanous designs that seem to float through space.
Rendered in sepia tones, the unruly ink she paints with sometimes bursts from inside the lines, and the smears and dribbles of color give her subjects movement and signs of life. Huston's meticulous shading, from hushed pale tones to dark, bold lines, show her portraits of metal objects catching light in a way that makes them jump right off the page.
Brace yourself for summer in the city. Because urban life, as filtered through some very personal lens, appears to be theme emerging at this month's First Thursday shows.
Welcome to their fantasy. Organic landscaping gives way to fabulist abstractions at this collaboration between Paul Kalcic and Jellystone. Opening June 3, 7-10 p.m. Kokoro Studio, 682 Geary St., SF. kokorostudio.tumblr.com