Terry St. John paintings on display at Dominican

Terry St. John, one of the Bay Area’s premier landscape painters, has opened an exhibit “Recent Painting, Figure and Landscape” in the San Marco Gallery at Alemany Library on the Dominican University of California campus.

The event is presented by Dominican’s Department of Art, Art History and Design.

The exhibit, which will be on display during normal library business hours through February 26,  began with a reception for the artist in Alemany Library. St. John will give an artist’s talk on February 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the library.

Selected works from the Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco and the Winfield Gallery in Carmel are on display as well.

The St. John exhibit features a selection of paintings and drawings that are mostly from the  past decade.  The works reveal similar visual concerns whether they depict the figure or the landscape.  They use  highly contrasting colors and dark and light shapes to capture the way that St. John feels about the subject at hand. 

At the same time,  the paintings of models and landscapes  also sparingly employ more  or less  realistic  details  to identify the subject.  St. John paints the same motifs over and over again. The familiarity allows St. John, who repeatedly visits a handful of sites from Mt. Diablo to China Camp in Marin County,  to simplify the images because of his constant reexamination of them.

For more information about the St. John exhibit,  email Foad Satterfield at [email protected] or call (415) 485-3269.

For more information about Dominican’s Department of Art, Art History and Design and current and past exhibits at the San Marco Gallery, visit http://www.dominican.edu/academics/ahss/art/san-marco-gallery.html