Growth, Power & Healing in the TL
In this exhibition we are proud to showcase the work of two of Hospitality House's most dedicated artists: Tan Sirinumas & Joseph Sierra. While their work may look different their passions both lie in their art and their neighborhood, The Tenderloin. They both use their art to grow and heal themselves and thus grow and heal the community around them.
While their work may look different their passions both lie in their art and their neighborhood, The Tenderloin. They both use their art to grow and heal themselves and thus grow and heal the community around them.
Tan's love of the Tenderloin is clearly visible in his work. For him it is a neighborhood full of beauty and diversity and one which has allowed him to thrive. Joseph’s connection with the Tenderloin is of a neighborhood that gives and receives. He feels blessed to have been exposed to both pain and healing here. A sense of unified compassion comes from both of these artists. We all have struggles, and from this we all are human. The exhibition will run April 20th through May 19th.
(Text credit: Hospitality House Community Arts Program (CAP)
2017 Art Exhibition by Tan Sirinumas
"Dalt Hotel, San Francisco', 2016
'Bloomingdale San Francisco' 2018: 16 x 20 inches
PARC55 SAN FRANCISCO, 2016, etched on mat board, 11x14 inches
FLOOD BUILDING, SAN FRANCISCO, 2016, 11x14 inches on mat board
Using clay, acrylics and paper, Tan creates rich images of Tenderloin architectural designs that evoke the beauty of the neighborhood along with its unique style and history. “Beauty in its own way and the kind of aesthetic that many people may not at first recognize". Tan relates to the diversity and mix of cultures in the neighborhood, as well as the things that exist beyond the surface. It’s the diversity here that allows him to thrive. He imagines that these buildings have eyes - that they've seen many struggles, that they have seen suffering and that they have seen sadness. In his art, he connects with these emotions, but also with the strength and solidarity that have come through and that has allowed people to find beauty and the support of one another.”
Geometric lines and reflective mirroring allow the viewer to enter these buildings and invites them to see into each building’s history and uniqueness. The artist superimposes photographs of the Tenderloin neighborhood onto clay using lasers to etch a textured 3D image that invites you to feel and connects with these buildings. His work is then developed with many layers of color painted by hand that have been worked and reworked, building upon building, layer upon layer.
'Glide Memorial Church', 2016, Clay and acrylic, 16 x 12 inches
'Golden Gate Theater', 2017 clay and acrylic on a wooden panel
Shannon Alley St, 2017, clay and acrylic, 20 x 16 inches
Warfield, 2017: clay and acrylic, 12 x 16 inches
A.C.T. Theatre & Federal Building, 2017 - Clay and acrylic, 18 x 24 inches
A.C.T Theatre, 2016 - Clay, acrylic and oil color, 12 x 16 inches
PARC55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel, 2017, 20x16 inches, Clay and Acrylic
Staycation, 2016, Clay and acrylic_16 x 12_ inches
Lers Ros, Thai restaurant, 2017 clay and acrylic on mat board