Over the course of her residence at Hotel California, Lorena Ziraldo will be painting from a series of photographs taken on a seaside family vacation last year. Her son, a recurrent focal point in her artwork, will be a strong presence in this series of work; his changing form as he grows older is expressed by the artist as a larger metaphor for the passing of time. Ziraldo explains:
"What others see in the work depends on how our lives intersect. A parent with a teenage son will know what it is like to see his body broaden, the angst in the face, the constant concern of a parent. Others will catch a glimpse of themselves, moments in the past, moments in the present, future or a gorgeous day on the beach. "
During the residency, Ziraldo will work on a specific painting each day of the week, the idea being that interested patrons will be able to track the progress of each work as it unfolds over the course of the month. The daily paintings will be available for purchase during the weeknight viewings from 5-7.
Lorena Ziraldo’s residency at Hotel California marks the hotel’s continued dedication to the vibrancy of San Francisco’s creative culture.
"The Hotel California is an arts friendly hotel in the heart of San Francisco, the most creative city in California. For this reason we are very proud and pleased to welcome Lorena Ziraldo, one of Canada's premier oil painters. Last year we had a Random House author staying at our hotel and interacting with our guests, and we will continue hosting more authors and artists in residence. This is all part of The Hotel California's ongoing commitment to the arts." -Rick Butler, Owner, Hotel California
"As an artist I am inspired by what I see and feel. One way or another all artists comment, document, explore, look for new ways of saying something or say something new. Our work reflects who we are, what is going on, and what it is to be. I see myself as an observer, a chronicler, and an admirer of beauty."
About Hotel California
Located in the heart of old San Francisco, the Hotel California is a boutique hotel conveniently located within the theater district of the city. A short stroll from Union Square shopping, the cable cars, and the vibrant art gallery community. Walk to exquisite dining, live music, trendy bars, and world-class shopping. Hotel California is “one of the ten best small hotels in a city that invented them” according to Travel and Leisure Magazine.
What: San Francisco’s Hotel California continues Artist in Residency program with painter,
Opening Reception: November 17, 2012, 5-7 pm
Closing Reception: December 8, 2012, 5-7 pm
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