Compelled: Tanna Bellia and William Bishop

Exhibition Dates:  March 24 – May 5, 2012

Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 11am – 3pm.  Also, by appointment.

Location: Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA

Artists Reception:
 Saturday, March 24, 2012 – 1pm – 3pm. The public is invited.  Admittance is free.

Artists Talk: Saturday, April 21, 1:30pm to 2:30pm – Tanna and Bill will discuss their art and journey in creating their art work. A free event.

William Bishop’s assemblage is an art form that creates new and compelling visual sculptures from mostly found objects. The artful assembly of the refuse of culture and technology transcends time and place. Each piece creates a distinctive statement of visual rhythm and coherency, out of existing, disparate elements.

William is represented as a photographer by ModernBook in San Francisco and is collected by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  His work as a filmmaker has received worldwide recognition and acclaim. His assemblages presented in this show, span his entire adult life, and are being exhibited at the Adobe for the very first time.

Tanna Bellia is a painter and collage artist, who creates art in celebration of being alive. She paints the life force. Her colors glow, flow and sparkle with energy. Shape and line create the grace, harmony, balance, perfection and love we all seek in life. Inspired by the art of the Bay Area figurative movement, she considers her work to be her spiritual practice.

Tanna has channeled her significant energy into creating her art, and has exhibited in the Bay Area over the last 15 years. Her work has appeared in juried publications including The American Art Collector (Alcove Books) and on the cover of The Monthly, an East Bay magazine.