Cover | Jon Francis
It’s Tim Time (oil on canvas, 2012). Jon Francis’s “It’s Tim Time” portrays that increasingly common distraction, the smartphone. Even the exploits of a Cy Young Award–winner on the field are pulled into cyberspace for this techie in the stands. Exploring the urban landscape, the artist captures the multi-tasking fan at the ballpark while Tim Lincecum creates his own magic on the mound. Francis left a successful career as an advertising art director to start his own firm, Bass/Francis Productions. With his wife, he produced and directed more than 1,500 TV commercials before retiring to his Northern California studio to concentrate on painting. Francis has exhibited at the Bolinas Museum, Napa Valley Museum, Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara, and the George Krevsky Gallery. The painting is featured in Art of Baseball: 15th Annual Exhibition at the Krevsky Gallery in San Francisco, 77 Geary St. The show runs through April 28, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more info: (415) 397-9748 or georgekrevskygallery.com.
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April 2012 Issue:
BY DAY | Tobey Kaplan
IN FARO’S GARDEN | Itís Doable
SHOPPING AROUND | Bubble, Bubble
The Kilduff File | Alan Abel