The Artist

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"On some level, Feldsott was born a rebel, a pariah in search of his own standards. On another level, his point of view as an artist is not outside the parameters of recognized criteria that connoisseurs would choose to call significant. His paintings are less about art as a detached postmodern idea than about the artist’s uncanny mediumistic ability to simply allow works of art to evolve. In contrast to the quasi-spontaneous look of academic work being promoted in galleries today, Feldsott is able to signify meaning in his work without depending on an a priori text. Feldsott has removed his work from the kind of overdetermined discourse frequently associated with “advanced” art today. He is not interested in art that becomes fixated on various notions of theory. Rather he makes work that admits an inventive form of language, independent of any presumptuous theory or superficial marketing requirements."

--Robert C. Morgan

 

Biography

1954 Born Chicago, IL

1974 MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts

1978 Began extensive travel in Central and South America

1986 Cofounded Forest Island Project, an ecological restoration and cultural
conservation project in alliance with local NGOs in Veracruz, Mexico

1996 Cofounded health center in Bolinas, CA, dedicated to traditional
medicine and support of traditional healers

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015 "Feldsott" B. Sakata Garo Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2015 "Annunciations" Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2013 "Cries, Chants, Shouts & Whispers" Vendome Gallery, New York City, NY

2013 "Cries, Chants, Shouts & Whispers" Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 "The Early Works" Paul Mahder Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 The LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2008 "Still Standing" Paul Mahder Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004 "Untitled" Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004 "Untitled" Rachel Darnell Gallery, Santa Fe, AZ

2003 " Works from the Permanent Collection" Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

2002 "Los Icaros de Los Pinturas" Museo de Guayasamin, Quito, Ecuador

1979 “The Aesthetics of Graffiti” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1978 “Gallery Artists” Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL

1978 “Fetish Myth and Legend” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

1978 “Drawings USA National Tour" Minnesota Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN

1977 “Six Artists” Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA

1976 “Surfaces and Image” Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

1975 “Fetishes” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1974 "Untitled" Michael Wyman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1974 "Untitled" E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

 

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Allister Brass, New York, NY

Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

Caroline Safdi, New York, NY

Celeste Simon, Mountainair, NM

David Spon, McLean, VA

Jackie Byrne, New York, NY

John Bomes, San Francisco, CA

John and Barbara Holzriehter, Berkeley, CA

John Jones, Stinson Beach, CA

Kevin and Alice Steiner, San Francisco, CA

The Lannon Foundation, Palm Beach, FL

Matthew Quinn, Atlanta, GA

Max Levin, Los Angeles, CA

Museo de Guayasamin, Quito, Ecuador

Peter Selz, Berkeley, CA

Phyllis Boyenten, Berkeley, CA

Rena Branstein, San Francisco, CA

Rev. Richard Fabian, San Francisco, CA

Richleigh Heagh, Studio City, CA

Rodney Derrick, Durham, NC

Rosemary Carroll, New York, NY

Ruth Nash, Belvedere, CA

Seymor Surnow, Chappaqua, NY

Theodore List, New York, NY

United Gas and Pipeline Company, Houston, TX