Monday, August 15, 2011

a link to a review of my show in the San Francisco Examiner!

Monday, July 25, 2011

pictures from my opening weekend at Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco

featured in

Jack Fischer Gallery: Scott Yeskel - Mapping California.

Review by Larissa Archer: Rough unprecious oil paintings on wood focus on the hot desolate landscape of the Southern California rural areas. Houses stand alone with drawn blinds in the windows, trailers or 80s era Volvos at the ready. Cars speed down the highway. Taco trucks stand unmanned, surrounded by empty chairs. Yeskel paints his California as a place to escape from, and the sense is that the place is already half-abandoned.

Review by RWM: On the Road to places you may have seen in the Golden State. What does it all mean going North and South in California? The maps presented may help.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Jack Fischer Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a solo show by Los Angeles based painter, Scott Yeskel. A rich marriage of abstraction and the representational, Yeskel’s work always springs from the same source: the urban landscape of Southern California and its sprawling outskirts of mountains, freeways and airports.

The sights are familiar to most Californians: taco trucks, Airstream trailers, and old Volvos parked outside Spanish tiled condos with requisite palm trees. In part, these represent the sheer ubiquity of cars and other vehicles in that vast, dry terrain, so often traversed on four wheels. Sometimes Yeskel depicts the difficulties of this peripatetic lifestyle with paintings of traffic jams, car crashes, and a thick, hazy smog that his palette captures faultlessly. But there is also a hint of romanticism there. This is especially true of the abstracts, which possess a real sense of grace and rationality. Their titles betray, however, that they are of the same provenance: Bridge View, Presidio, Desert Highway.

Scott Yeskel possesses a B.F.A from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. This will be his second solo show at the Jack Fischer Gallery.

The show will open on the 7th of July, with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday the 9th from 3:00 to 5:00. Mapping California will remain on view until August 20th.

Jack Fischer Gallery

49 GEARY, SUITE 418, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94108 - PH.415.956.1178

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

An article written in Spanish comparing me to Edward Hopper. google translate came in handy on this one. Thank you 20 minutos! I think the publication is from Spain. sweet.

I am featured in the July/Aug 2011 American Artist Magazine in stores now. A great article about getting away: featuring Robert LaDuke, David Lyle and me!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

pictures from the ART MRKT show in San Francisco and the Palette to Palate event at the Laguna Beach Art Museum. an awesome weekend!
red dot!
Jack Fischer Gallery at ART-MRKT
Sue Greenwood Fine ART

Palette to Palate desert. all food was by the Montage.

gifts for my table

my mom
i designed my own table for the event