American born painter, William Allan, is a modernist who creates surreal and abstract images. His goal is to make the familiar unfamiliar through juxtaposition. He says he is less interested in making something entirely new than he is in changing what is already there. Besides painting, his other pastime is fishing. “Albacore” is part of a series influenced by his love of fishing. Watercolors of fish are displayed alongside simple stories also written by Allan,illuminating metaphors that are open to interpretation by the viewer.
Inspired by his memories from childhood, painter Bob Dob creates narrative paintings that show the darker side of humanity. The paintings won’t feel nostalgic but they will strike a chord with people who grew up as outsiders. As a young man in the 1990’s, Dob was involved with the skate and punk music scene in Los Angeles. This influence manifests in motifs that reference music and adolescent counterculture.