Tuesday, October 14, 2014
POTRERO VIEW -- Bushnell was drawn to the city by the Bay Area Figurative Movement — a rejection of abstract expressionism, with a return to a more figurative style of painting — as well as an interest in the Beats, the Movement and the concept of Museum without Walls. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and Master’s degree in Art from San Francisco State University. According to Bushnell, each of his art pieces “ … is a conversation of his beliefs and viewpoints, which he will explore for a while before the conversation changes.” His most recent works examine the environment and environmental change, cowboys and the west, and spiritual themes. He’s showing at the Sandra Lee Gallery’s Real and Surreal Group Show, and the George Krevsky Fine Art Gallery. His work has previously been exhibited at the Stanford Art Gallery, Oakland Museum of California, the Peninsula Museum of Art, Triton Museum of Art and the Crocker Art Museum.