+

Series

Exhibition

Community

Culture

The List

Subscribe via email →

Hear about upcoming shows. We never send more than one update per week.

About

Mission

Space

Connect

ig fb yt

hello@heronarts.com
7 Heron St, SF CA

Currently open only for exhibition hours and by appointment. We require masks for entry and limit capacity to ensure safe social distancing.

Exhibition Series

Perpetual Motion

Contemporary Interpretations of Fine Art Automata

Saturday April 16th, 6-9pm

Weds-Sat 3-7pm, thru May 14th

Heron Arts is pleased to present a group show of eleven national and international contemporary artists who create figurative, kinetic sculptures in the pursuit of compelling narratives. This will be the first gallery exhibition of contemporary fine art automata in the United States. Curated by Heron Arts director Noah Antieau and Atlanta-based automata artist Tom Haney, exhibiting artists were chosen based on their craftsmanship and lifetime dedication to this artistic medium. Exhibiting artists include: David Archer (AUS), Chris Fitch (USA), Nemo Gould (USA), Tom Haney (USA), Thomas Kuntz (USA), Pat Keck (USA), Richard Landon (USA), Paul Spooner (UK), and husband and wife collaborators Dean Lucker and Ann Wood (USA). Alongside the eleven automata artists will be San Francisco-based painter, David Marc Grant and his playful landscapes featuring smoke stacks and machinery. Through his work Grant opens a dialogue on geopolitical issues with colorful landscapes, structures and technology drawn from ideas of various utopian and dystopian fictions, drawing influences from the constructivist/supremacist movement, Persian miniaturists, op, pop, advertising, comics, science fiction films, and contemporary low-brow.


Made from a multitude of materials and encompassing a wide set of skills from sculpture and painting to mechanics and engineering, the selected artists create work that depicts human and animal figures in animated motion to achieve moving vignettes. This group of artists maintains an aesthetic of nostalgia while presenting contemporary subject matter.

RSVP on Facebook →

Press Release →

Works

Best Laid Plans
Tom Haney
Mixed Media
25 x 24 x 6.5 in
$6,850Inquire

Steadfast
Tom Haney
Mixed Media
30 x 21 x7 in
$11,800Inquire

The Seeker
Tom Haney
Mixed Media
21 x 12 x 20 in
$13,600Inquire

Overwhelmed
Tom Haney
Mixed Media
10 x 14 x 10 in
$5,850Inquire

Swim The Sea
Tom Haney
Mixed Media
21 x 33 x 12 in
$11,600Inquire

Megalodon
Nemo
Wing mounted fuel tank from a F-94 bomber, aircraft ephemera, and salvaged machine parts, aluminum, motors
192 x 97 x 48 inInquire

Hot Chilli Dog
David Archer
Wood, plastic, metal and found objects
42 x 56 x 18 in
$8,000Inquire

Robotoil
Richard Landon
Mixed Media
12 x 18 x 9 in
$5,400Inquire

Man With Some Restraints
Pat Keck
Painted wood, mixed Media
15 x 15 x24 in
$20,000Inquire

The Little Reader
Paul Spooner
Hand-cranked mechanical sculpture with added motor
280 x 240 x 150 mm
$7,500Inquire

Biodiversity
Paul Spooner
Liquitex on wood, metals, plastics, bone, paper, electric motor
550 x 350 x 350 mm
$10,000Inquire

The Crabby Abstractor
Dean Lucker and Ann Wood
Wood, metal, paint, fabric
14 x 7 x 18 in
$5,500Inquire

Stay
Dean Lucker and Ann Wood
Wood, metal, paint, string
15 x 5 x 19 in
$7,500Inquire

Happy Logman Eating Sugar
Dean Lucker and Ann Wood
Wood, metal, paint, pencil
11 x 8 x 21 in
$7,500Inquire

Topsy Curvy
Thomas Kuntz
Mixed Media
#5, edition of 21
$5,000Inquire

Racoon Hidey-hole #2
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on wood panel
12 x 16 in
$800Inquire

Jawaharlal Meets Mr. Racoon
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on wood panel
12 x 16 in
$800Inquire

Those Useless Trees #5
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on wood panel
9 x 12 in
$500Inquire

Birdie Look-out
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on wood panel
9 x 12 in
$500Inquire

Pop Rocks #2
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on wood panel
9 x 12 in
$500Inquire

Magic Mountain #1
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on paper
2.75 x 3.75 in
$110Inquire

Outpost
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on paper
5 x 3 in
$150Inquire

Treepee
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on panel
12 x 16 in
$800Inquire

Mound #1
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on paper
7 x 5 in
$265Inquire

The Enchanted Sea
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on panel
12 x 9 in
$500Inquire

Milecastle #1
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on paper
10 x 8 in
$340Inquire

Growth Accelerator Diptych
David Marc Grant
Acrylic and pen on panel
18 x 24 in
$1,540Inquire

The Rain Machine
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on panel
20 x 16 in
$1,400Inquire

Foxy Loxy and the Teepee
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on panel
16 x 12 in
$800Inquire

Chesapeake Bay Outpost
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on panel
20 x 16 in
$1,400Inquire

Observation Tower
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on panel
18 x 24 in
$1,200Inquire

Island Fortress
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on panel
16 x 12 in
$800Inquire

Fictitious Structure #14
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on panel
20 x 16 in
$1,400Inquire

The Thing That Does Everything
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on panel
20 x 16 in
$1,400Inquire

Gumball #1
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on panel
18 x 12 in
$1,000Inquire

Extractor 1000
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on panel
9 x 12 in
$500Inquire

Commuter #1
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on panel
9 x 12 in
$500Inquire

Extractor 9000
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on panel
18 x 12 in
$1,000Inquire

Cassiopeia
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on wood panel
9 x 12 in
$500Inquire

Flower Bed #2
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on wood panel
9 x 12 in
$500Inquire

Untitled
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on wood panel
9 x 12 in
$500Inquire

Ficticious Structure #11
David Marc Grant
Acrylic on panel
23 x 12 in
$1,400Inquire

Analog Zero Point Energy Machine
David Marc Grant
Acrylic, gouache, pencil on book cover
14 x 20 in
$500Inquire

Untitled (Cube)
David Marc Grant
Acrylic, gouache on paper
5¾ x 7¾ in
$150Inquire