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Pro Arts @ The San Francisco Foundation

Vicky Chen | Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez | J.B. MacKinnon

September 5 - December 4, 2012

Pro Arts is pleased to present Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez, J.B. MacKinnon and Vicky Mei Chen at The San Francisco Foundation. The exhibition is on view September 5 - December 4, 2012 in the Koshland Room at The San Francisco Foundation, 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104.

For the Koshland Art Exhibition Program, the Arts and Culture Department of The San Francisco Foundation partners with grantee organizations to mount quarterly art exhibitions. Exhibitions are presented in the Koshland Room, the main conference room and gathering space of the Foundation offices.

Pro Arts is delighted to be the selected organization for the Foundation's fall exhibition and to feature the work of Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez, J.B. MacKinnon and Vicky Mei Chen. As artists who live, work and exhibit in the East Bay, Garcia-Gonzalez, MacKinnon and Chen represent a vast artistic community that Pro Arts serves. In their depictions of urban landscapes, Garcia-Gonzalez, MacKinnon and Chen engage with the East Bay as a site worthy of continual examination and creative engagement.

Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez's 'Immigrant Neighborhood' series was painted plein air in Richmond and San Pablo neighborhoods, where the Richmond-based artist describes residents were incredibly welcoming and curious about her work. J.B. MacKinnon's large paintings from his series 'Unseen Oakland' point to a secret city that is at once both ordinary and surreal. Alameda-based Vicky Mei Chen's 'Port of Oakland' works were made with silkscreen on Gampi overlaying paper on panels, creating unexpectedly delicate depictions of the Port's ever-present shipping containers.

The Koshland room is used annually by hundreds of Bay Area community members. Access to the room can be arranged by appointment. Contact The San Francisco Foundation: 415.733.8500 /

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Images l-r: J.B. MacKinnon, MacArthur East, 2012, Acrylic on canvas; Vicky Mei Chen, Roadside View, 2011, Silkscreen on Gampi overlaying paper and wood with graphite; Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez, 23rd and Andrade, 2010, Acrylic on canvas