Studio Seven Presents Hines and the Totems Art Collection – Paintings that Render Meanings from Figures

Studio Seven Arts is presenting a new figurative art exhibition featuring Hines.His latest collection of figurative paintings, the  Totems collection, represents an allegorical aspect of paintings providing a deeper meaning.


Recognized throughout the nation and the San Francisco Bay Area, Hines will be present live in the gallery for a special opening reception on Saturday Oct. 6th, Hines will be present from 11:00am to 2:00pm to display, discuss and perform his painting. Paintings will be on display in the gallery from October 5 through November 5.

Hines offers insight into the inspiration for Totems and his journey in art to surrealism:

 “After doing mostly abstracts for 12 years, I was missing the component of renderings on canvas which I felt needed to be incorporated into paintings with objects and figures. I use the figure in an allegorical context. So I found that surrealism and the various artists painting in that fashion interested me and I drifted into that direction.

The Totem paintings are vertical and stack on to one another. They have an incongruous trait to them that is true to a more creative view of time and space.


About Studio Seven Arts
Studio Seven Arts is the Bay Area’s largest art gallery has been voted by readers as the Best Art Gallery in Pleasanton by the Pleasanton Weekly in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and recently awarded the Best of the East Bay by Diablo Magazine in 2011 and 2012. Located in the heart of downtown Pleasanton, the gallery specializes in fine art from nationally collected and regional artists, uniquely handcrafted jewelry and custom art framing.



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