Metamorphosis II, 48" x 72", oil on canvas
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Metamorphosis II, is a second attempt in the working series devoted to the Old Emporium building site, the glorious structure under a nuclear, emerald-green sky. It is an uplifting moment for the dome, as it seems to rise off the ground, similar to a spaceship. Various windows in color offer imaginary arrival into the infinite.
This painting was first exhibited at the San Francisco Art Institute's Spring Group Show in 2005. In 2006, Metamorphosis II was exhibited at DA Arts, Patricia's Solo Show titled RECONSTRUCTING SOMA. A few days after this exhibition ended Metamorphosis II was exhibited for another Solo Show titled The Old Emporium. This exhibit was held at the Old Emporium which converted into Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre in September 2006. This exhibition lasted a two year duration and the opening coincided with the shopping centre's grand opening to the public. In 2008, Metamorphosis II was exhibited at HEART OF THE CITY: Two Person Art Exhibit and Book Release - Patricia Araujo and Mark Ellinger, at the North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District Corporation, San Francisco, CA. (6 months exhibition).
Metamorphosis II is featured in Patricia's book entitled, SOMA SEEN, published in 2008. This painting has also been published in International Contemporary Masters 2010 Vol. III, World Wide Art Books, in January 2010, and at "International Dictionary of Artists", by World Wide Art Books, in 2011.
Metamorphosis II was showcased during Aqua Art Miami, in December 2010, part of Artslant's Selected Limited Editions & Golden Globe Exhibition.
This painting sold in 2011.
Most recently Metamphosis II, was selected in Art Takes Times Square Billboard Premiere in conjunction with ArtistsWanted and Chashasma (non profit pop up gallery), in NYC, June 18th, 2012. This painting has been published in "Art Takes Time Square", and is featured on page 52, published in 2013.
Heart of the City/SOMA SEEN, ARTslant, dated January 28th, 2009, Review by Wilma Parker
Resuscitating the Heart of San Francisco, by Heather Knight, SF Chronicle, dated December 24, 2008
"Heart of the City": Structures Built to Last, by Reyhan Harmanci, SF Chronicle, dated November 27th, 2008.
Review in ArtBusiness.com, November 21st Issue, "Heart of the City" by Alan Bamberger, 2008
Tenderloin CBD Gets New Office; Art Exhibit Tonight!, by Paul Hogarth, November 21st, 2008 @ Beyondchron.org
Architecture for Bloomingdales - Patricia Araujo at DA Arts, Review by Wilma Parker, dated September 7th, 2006, @ BeyondChron.org
DA Arts Paintings Selected for Bloomingdales' Opening, by Randy Shaw, dated September 27th, 2006, @ Beyondchron.org
ARTIST BIO Patricia Araujo was born in Miami, Fl, the daughter of Colombian parents. Her father was an architect at Walt Disney and during his last years he assisted with the development of Epcot Center. Patricia grew up in Bogota, Colombia and since childhood, she was enchanted by architecture and form - drawing arches and entrances, and designing imaginary floor plans. After completing high school in Bogota, Araujo moved to Northern California to pursue her college education. She studied architecture, ...