Press Release - "Sun Sick" by Cannon Dill
Opening Reception: Saturday August 10th, 12-10pm.
Artist Talk: Saturday, August 10th at 4pm.
Showing Through: Friday, September 6th, 2019
1523 b Webster St. Oakland, CA 94612
pt.2 Gallery is excited to present “Sun Sick” a solo exhibition by represented artist Cannon Dill opening Saturday, August 10th in Downtown Oakland. The exhibition will feature a new series of paintings by the Oakland based artist. Cannon alongside Kellen Chasuk have curated a group exhibition that will be on display in the viewing room. pt.2 gallery is located at 1523 b Webster St. and is just blocks away from both 12th & 19th St Bart Stations. Opening receptions at pt.2: are always free and open to the public. To receive a preview of the exhibition please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cannon Dill’s most recent body of work “Sun Sick” presents a collection of paintings which takes the viewer away from the city and into a lush moment of reflection. The title of the show can be interpreted in two different ways: the feeling of longing for the sun, or experiencing heat to the point of delirium. This body of work is in contrast to the artist’s 2018 exhibition “Dim”, which was directly based on living in the urban environment. This exhibition aims to highlight feelings of heat, pressure, community and decision making, through imagery that ranges from naive figuration to bold graphic figures.
Cannon Dill (b. 1991) is a painter living and working in Oakland, CA. He has had solo exhibitions at Pt.2 gallery (Oakland) and participated in shows in San Francisco, NYC, and London.