Cover | Mark Stock
Reverie #4 (2008, oils and acrylic on canvas). Image courtesy of Modernism Inc., San Francisco. Mark Stock’s paintings connect viewers to the euphoria, loneliness and sometimes fatal entanglements of romance. Often melodramatic and tinged with irony, Stock’s images illustrate love’s power to provoke our best and most illicit behavior. In this new series of paintings, Stock’s interest in prestidigitation manifests in the open-ended mystery of images. Connecting in a dream-like fashion, the images allow the viewer to capture some of the magic embedded in the mundane. Born in Germany in 1951 where his father was serving in the U.S. Army, Stock lived the transient childhood of an Army brat and landed in California in 1976. He is represented by Modernism Gallery, 685 Market Street, San Francisco. Stock’s show Reverie opens at Modernism on Thursday, March 13, 5:30 to 8 p.m. and will run through May 3..
March 2008 Issue:
FEATURE | Foodie Fest
A food issue dedicated to the happenings of local food lovers. Elizabeth Kennedy tells us how underground speakeasies and supper clubs are the rage around the Bay; Andrew Gilbert profiles Philip Gelb, vegan chef and master of the shakuhachi; and Katherine Dittmann catches up with chef Paul Bertolli who’s turned his culinary passions toward making salumi. By Elizabeth Kennedy, Andrew Gilbert, Katherine Dittmann.
Read the second and third parts of this feature in the print version of The Monthly.
Shop Talk | Restaurant Roundup
IN FARO’S GARDEN | Moving Mary
EAST BAY LIFE | Shift into Electric
The Kilduff File | Sam Singer
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Food for Thought
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