The Breakfast Group: Exhibition at Richmond Art Center Toasts Bay Area Institution
We love having the artists of the Breakfast Group here each Saturday along with people from the community who join in for coffee, conversation and a presentation by one of the featured artists. We were thrilled to read this write up about the Breakfast Group in Art Critical, which is based out of New York. Apparently, the Breakfast Group is making waves on the other coast too!
We value connections to the past, and the Breakfast Group, a loose affiliation of Berkeley-based artists, sustains a conversation that extends back more than fifty years – a living connection to ancestral figures of the Bay Area movement. There’s a certain look to that art, exemplified most prominently by David Park, Elmer Bischoff, and Richard Diebenkorn, but its specific program is hard to define; perhaps that’s why the conversations have continued so long. This show brings together thirty-one artists currently affiliated with the group, and the works themselves, diverse as they are, engage in dialogue, suggesting that enough common ground persists to merit examination.
Read the full story: The Breakfast Group: Exhibition at Richmond Art Center Toasts Bay Area Institution, Art Critical, May 3, 2014
Image: Terry St. John, China Camp, 2002. Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the Artist/ Dolby Chadwick Gallery