Featured Gallery: Art Attack SF > American Man
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Cat Sommer’s ornamental-style portraits of friends and family celebrate the relationship between people and the human spirit. Flora and fauna decorate the intimate scenes as flowers become eyes and branches transform into skin.
The representation of motherhood and identity—encompassing gender, culture, race, and sexuality— are central themes in her work. Born to a Colombian woman and an American man, Sommer was encouraged to assimilate as a child. Now a mother of her own, Sommer’s work addresses the complexities of biracial dynamics in the home. Beautiful, strong women are portrayed without being objectified.
Working through the expectations of a Latin woman in a feminist age, Sommer reimagines the human spirit and cultural norms without devaluing heritage and history.
Keeping it fresh on the West Coast. Art Attack SF is an art space for contemporary work and community-minded pop-up events. The gallery features rotating exhibitions of emerging artists primarily from the Bay Area and surrounding West Coast. Established in 2012, the gallery is located in San Francisco’s vibrant Castro district.