Painted Roses: Opening Reception

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Modern Eden is pleased to announce "Painted Roses", an exhibition featuring a new series of paintings by Sergio Lopez. The opening reception for "Painted Roses" will be held at Modern Eden on Saturday, April 30th from 7-10pm. The exhibition will be on display through June 4, 2011 and is free and open to the public.

“Painted Roses” presents the work of Bay Area artist, Sergio Lopez. Sergio artfully merges the figure in and out of the background playing with patterns of the femininity and delicacy of roses, with the dark, urban hint of floral tattoos and piercings all loosely played around the soft delicate translucence of the female figure. "Painted Roses" demonstrates how our real and perfect beauty is usually not visible or exposed; it is often covered by external facade dictated by the culture we live in, some of which is not easily removed or separated from one's true self.

Sergio's strongest influences include The Golden Age illustrators, Bravura painters, contemporary artists, concept designers, graffiti writers, and photographers. Sergio has been featured in Juxtapoz,, and has won multiple awards for his painting throughout California and beyond.

The April 30th Opening Reception will feature Live Music by DJ Edward Aten. In conjunction with "Painted Roses", Modern Eden will host a group show exhibition introducing artists Lance Hewison, Kristin Kyono, and Albert Ramos. In addition, a collection of Modern Eden's favorite artists are collaborating on a "Wall of Roses", creating small rose themed works tiled onto one wall. Participating artists include Christine Benjamin, Sarah Vanphravong, Kurtis Rykovich, Daniel J. Valadez, Lacey Bryant, Daniela Lencioni, Layil Umbralux, MJ Lindo, Kim Larson, Grant Gilliland, Michelle Waters, Kieran Collins, Carlos Villez, Emilio Villalva, Leilani Bustamante, Lucia Gonella, Kasia Kra, ELROD, Kevin Sechelski, Mary Syring, Carol Hegarty, Venus Sanghvi, Lucy Hillenbrand, Samantha Fried, Eddie Shiffer, Zachary Skermont, Justin Loney, and others.

Modern Eden Gallery is one of San Francisco's newest and most exciting destinations for art. Located in San Francisco's historic North Beach, Modern Eden is one of the city's largest art galleries. Opened by local artists, Bradley Platz and Kim Larson in June 2010, Modern Eden showcases talent-driven art by San Francisco's top emerging and established artists.

When: Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30, 2011 7-10 PM
Show runs through Saturday, April 30, 2011 – June 4, 2011

Where: Modern Eden Gallery
403 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94133