September 16 – October 22, 2023
Spanning ten years of artwork, Gallery Route One presents a retrospective of artist member Xander Weaver-Scull—College to Fatherhood. The exhibit displays the artist’s evolution of medium and subject matter from oil painting and printmaking to stencils with spray-paint and later, employing natural, homemade inks.
This show exhibits artwork spanning a decade, starting when the artist was in college exploring how to create artwork that would inspire his viewers to be contemplative and curious, and invite them to creatively participate in imagining the narrative within/behind the work. This exploration evolved to creating artwork about threatened and endangered species local to California and the Bay Area, while highlighting species that have “recovered” from being threatened with extinction and now are considered to have healthy populations.
The artist states, “My artistic practice has shifted over the last several years, from studio art to creative parenting. My firstborn is turning three and my second is four months old. As my subject matter evolved, so did my artistic medium: from oil painting and traditional intaglio and relief printmaking to hand drawn and cut stencils used with watercolor and then eventually homemade inks and paints made from local and natural materials.”