Art works found at Pleasanton’s Studio Seven Arts (400 Main St. Downtown) that are both surreal and open to interpretation to be displayed at special Saturday event.
Studio Seven Arts is preparing its gallery visitors for a mystical Halloween season by delivering a provocative experience for gallery visitors that features renowned local artist William Sala, whose paintings are displayed with selected works of sculptor Jacquline Hurlbert.
On Saturday, Oct. 9th (10am to 2:00pm) Sala will be available in person at the gallery to discuss his work which is also on display all month. A master surrealist, Sala delivers skillfully painted and detailed compositions that are reminiscent of art by Salvadore Dali and Rene Magritte – they captivate the imagination, ignore reality and leave the viewer wanting more.
Also will be displayed ceramic sculptures from Jacquline Hurlbert. Her sculptures speak on many levels through faces and hearts. Sharing their common thread of creative imagery, both Sala and Hurlbert create their own vocabulary with imagery from dreams, the unconscious, unfiltered thoughts and feelings, thus giving voice to yet unseen realities that defy conventional thought.
“Bill Sala’s mastery of surrealism and imagination brings out fascinating, and often downright scary subjects while making use of multiple dimensions and deep, rich colors,” said Dirk Christiansen, owner of Studio Seven Arts. “Saturday’s Gallery event makes the perfect entre to Halloween.”
About the Artist
Bill Sala, born in Oakland, California, is an amazing local artist working with oil to create contemporary surrealism. Sala allows the viewer to interpret the story behind each unique piece. His work is inventive, colorful, irreverent and edgy – it’s surrealism at its absolute best. Sala is a self-taught artist who likes to keep stretching artistically.