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Lance Rivers

Lance Rivers’ art practice emphasizes the idea, above all others, of the local as monumental. No aspect of the processes that make a city function has escaped him, and the attention he has given to the beauty of simple, industrial compositions shows an authentic love for his hometown, San Francisco, where he was born in 1967.

Rivers is wholly absorbed with architectural representation. "I started to notice bridges, tunnels and transportation when I was a teenager. I started to make sketches of what I saw." He ranges widely over this chosen terrain: commercial and residential buildings, Sutro and Coit Towers, all of the Bay Area bridges and train lines, the escalators and station interiors of MUNI and BART, and large-scale construction machinery. Rivers states: "My work is about landscape, architecture, bridges, tunnels and transportation. I am inspired by BART, MUNI buses, streetcars and trains. I like nature too. These things are interesting to me." He has, on occasion, ventured further afield and made studies of the great buildings and bridges of the world.

Rivers' work was featured in Create, a traveling exhibition that first opened at University Of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in 2011.

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Selected Exhibitions

2013
Outsider Artists, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA
Outside In: The Art of Inclusion, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2012
Fabricators, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
(Pre)Fabricators, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Spanning the Bay, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA

2011
Outlandish, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
SMALL, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Create, University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
The Masters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Black and White and Read All Over, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2010
Ritual/Habitual, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2009
"Science" Fiction, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
TV and Me, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Legend: Myth and Memory, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
Tasty, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Shadowshine, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Sacred Places, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Vessels, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Wear to Go, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Aliens: the Green Ones, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Heads n' Tails, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Fired and Wired, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Japanese Rock n' California Roll, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

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