February 14 - March 22, 2003
Opening Reception: Friday, Febraury 14, 2003, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Presenting a hypothetical composite of familiar and imagined information, William Swanson’s recent paintings focus on landscapes of reduced light. Swanson’s exhibit at Southern Exposure, appropriately entitled Visual Purple, the photosensitive pigment found in the retina that is crucial for night vision, is comprised of paintings that ride the cusp of the urban fringe. Views of city light shows mingled with the vast supernal, Swanson’s flat and elegant paintings present Interiors blending with exteriors, illuminated landing strips, and picture window views of industrial valleys. Based in San Francisco, Swanson has shown throughout the Bay Area at New Langton Arts, a.o.v., The Lab and most recently in Bay Area Now 3 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Swanson’s second solo show at Heather Marx Gallery is scheduled for 2003.