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Feldsott

Feldsott pushes the fundamentals of painting in ways that are clearly his own. His work is medicine. Crushed Alabaster, human and plant material, handmade paints, metallic substances and other medicinal elements mixed by Feldsott as part pharmacist/painter/shaman are used to awaken original memories of the viewer.

 

Feldsott’s paintings are brilliantly seductive dialogues filled with mystery, shared collective memory and archetypes. Bold shapes, dazzling colors and lines of heroic energy transport the viewer deeper into the spiritual realms of places and beings.

Exhibitions/Bio

1954   Born Chicago, IL

1978   Began extensive travel in Central and South America

1986   Co-founded Forest Island Project, an ecological restoration and cultural conservation project in alliance with local NGOs in Veracruz, Mexico

1996   Co-founded health center in Bolinas, CA, dedicated to traditional medicine and support of traditional healers.

EDUCATION

 

Chicago Institute of Art – Undergraduate studies

California College of Arts and Crafts – Masters in Fine Art

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015   B. Sakata Garo Gallery, “Feldsott”, Sacramento, CA

2015   Richmond Art Center, “Annunciations” Richmond, CA

2013   Studio Vendome, “Cries, Chants, Shouts & Whispers” New York, NY

2013   Meridian Gallery, “Cries, Chants, Shouts & Whispers” San Francisco, CA

2011   Paul Mahder Gallery, “The Early Works” San Francisco, CA

2011   LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2008   Paul Mahder Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006   Darnel Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2004   Darnel Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2004   Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003   Museo de Fundacion Guayasamin, Quito Ecuador

2003   Bolinas Museum, CA, Works from the Permanent Collection

1979   San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Aesthetics of Graffiti

1978   Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL, Gallery Artists

1978   Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, Fetish Myth and Legend

1978   Minnesota Museum of Art, Drawings USA, National Tour

1977   Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA, Six Artists

1976   Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, Surfaces and Image

1975   San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fetishes

1974   Michael Wyman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1974   E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

 

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

United Gas and Pipeline Company, Houston, TX

The Lannon Foundation, Palm Beach, FL

Ruth Nash, Belvedere, CA

Museo de Guayasamin, Quito, Ecuador

John Jones, Stinson Beach, CA

Rev. Richard Fabian, San Francisco, CA

Kevin and Alice Steiner, San Francisco, CA

Mr. and Mrs. John Bomes, San Francisco, CA

Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

Mr. and Mrs. John Bomes, San Francisco, CA

Phyllis Boyenten, Berkeley, CA

Allister Brass, New York, NY

Jackie Byrne, New York, NY

Richleigh Heagh, Studio City, CA

Matthew Quinn, Atlanta, GA

David Spon, McLean, VA

Celeste Simon, Mountainair, NM

John and Barbara Holzriehter, Berkeley, CA

Mr. and Mrs. Max Levin, Los Angeles, CA

Theodore List, New York, NY

Caroline Safdi, New York, NY

Seymor Surnow, Chappaqua, NY