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What? Eric Michael Corrrigan, Didn't We, oil on canvas, 64" x 60"
Guest curated by Danielle Steel Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 PM Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce WHAT?, a group exhibition with guest curator, renowned author Danielle Steel. The show is comprised of artists represented by the gallery including Seamus Conley, Eric Michael Corrigan, and Mitch Jones as well as guest artists Daniel Anhorn, Dana DeKalb, and Gordon Smedt among others. WHAT? What is it? What do you want? What do you need? What did you say? What did you mean? What am I? WHAT are all the things we care about and the meaning of life? WHAT has no boundaries, no borders, it allows us to define things however we want. It allows us to pry open doors and look inside. It allows us to question everything and focus on the object of our attentions, or affections. It allows us to stop someone and ask them what they mean. It asks for a definition, demands it. WHAT is bold and takes courage… WHAT? -Danielle Steel Danielle Steel has been a passionate collector of art for many years and studied design. She owned and operated Steel Gallery in San Francisco from 2003-2006, exhibiting contemporary work by emerging artists. Steel has written 112 books, fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children's books. She runs two charitable foundations dedicated to mental illness and has received numerous awards for her work with the mentally ill. In 2009 she was honored with the Public Service Award from the Departments of Psychiatry at Cornell Medical Center and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the American Psychiatric Association. In 2002 she was decorated as an “Officier” of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for outstanding lifetime cultural achievement and she was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2009. She is the mother of nine children, and lives in San Francisco and Paris.
What? Gordon Smedt, Super, oil on canvas, 58" x 44"
What? Dana DeKalb, Tribute, acrylic on canvas, 42" x 50"