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Artist Adrian Ssegura's "EL TORO, EL HOMBRE Y LA PLAZA" series speaks about the spanish connection between the bull (El Toro) and the man (El Hombre) and how both of them fight in the ring (La Plaza) for their life. Strength and power that surround this intimate relationship is appreciated in this collection of paintings.

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"Tell Me"

Artist Erin Parish (b. November 6, 1966) spent high school in downtown Detroit in a 5000 sq. ft. artists’ loft with her dad, a professor of painting at Wayne State University, and her step-mom, an art teacher in the public school system.  Both painters, they gave Erin her first studio at age 12.

Parish went to Bennington College, majoring in art, and then on to graduate school at Queens College, all while working in the art world of New York — at galleries, museums and as an artists’ assistant in between semesters.

After many years as a professed dyed-in-the-wool figurative painter she began to paint abstractly in her late 20’s. Her earlier influences include the German Expressionists and the Neue Wilden/Neo-Expressionists.

She actively stays away from popular culture as an influence, drawn instead to the concepts of Buddhism and Wabi Sabi. Parish focuses primarily on circles as universal and planetary symbols, as they occur in nature on the scale of the microscopic and beyond.

She has had over 20 solo shows to date and been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, and Art News, with works held in a number of public collections.


"Abstract Monographs"

In keeping with my personal explorations into form and space I have added a new element to the previous series known as Index of Refraction: My new study is largely based on autonomous landscapes in inner space. By zeroing in on a particular aspect of the landscape, the focus is now on cultivating an ornament for the autonomous landscapes. The impetus for this came after I was drawn in and inspired by a simple poem, the ode to the grace and beauty of an intricate flower. With further inspection I discovered an interesting relationship between landscapes and the certain particulars that make up the landscapes. They are both natural and artificial; by this I mean we are surrounded by untouched nature as well as cultivated, and "touched" by nature meaning modified, groomed and artificially evolved. (i.e. Forest meeting city, Beach meeting Boardwalk) Hence we witness the birth of perpetual evolution and development. Now there are thousands of inspired correlations to compare and relate to, but I have been drawn to a flower called the camellia not exclusively because of its beauty, but because of its evolution and propagation.The first documentation came about 1690, this, the beginning of its recorded graceful evolution and development. This series, called "Abstract Monographs," loosely models the process in which the camellia was graphed into the new flowers from the principal varieties. In keeping with my own evolution this series gives me a chance to create a new Hybrid species to accent the previous artificial landscapes based on nature as well, ultimately satisfying not only evolution but the genesis of expression by appropriate means. - Artist Ron Reihel

'Light' (光芒)

Tamen (他们) is an artist collective composed of two young artists, Lai Shengyu (赖圣予) and Yang Xiaogang (杨晓钢), who were born in Hunan Province in 1978 and 1979, respectively. The group is alternatively referred to as “Ta Men” and “They”, which is the English translation of their name. As a collective, they reject notions of self and individuality in art by co-painting each work and collaborating in a manner that draws attention away from the individual.

Tamen’s work focuses on the psychological effects of China’s new affluence and its contemporary state of being. Through works of oil on canvas or digital photography, scenes of big-city China or serene nature are flush with symbols to visually emphasize the tension and collisions that Tamen sees as the constant revolution in China’s society. Adopting both montage and Pop Art forms, Tamen plays with the spatial relationships between landscapes, architecture, objects and figures to highlight the curious simultaneity of China’s past and present.

Reality is juxtaposed with illusion and tranquility with anxiety. Adding a healthy dose of ridicule and incredulity to the mix, Tamen criticizes the human appetence hiding behind images and falsehood and the sheen of modern affluence. By holding a mirror to the objects and symbols to which contemporary society has attached itself to, Tamen uses its novel visual language of surrealism and critical realism to offer a philosophical analysis of man’s inner feelings in this new world – those of bitterness, solitude, and distance.

"Birth of Venus"

Artist James Rawson (b. January 2nd, 1989) resides in Norfolk, England and is a postmodern pop artist.  Predominantly working in the medium of collage and painting, Rawson found no inspiration in the beautiful Norfolk landscape he grew up in; instead, the landscape of pop culture fed his artistic drive.

James’ work blurs the boundaries between collage and painting, using preparatory paper collages as reference for his larger paintings. He aims to reflect the multi-layered visual experience we all live in. Appropriating the very images that have become implicit in our society, James’ work disturbs our sense of reality and confuses our perception of popular culture.

James’ work addresses some of the most important issues of the last 50 years; over consumption, greed, inequality and life as a spectacle. James’ work screams at you — there is no room for prevarication. It deals with the ubiquity of advertising, sex selling everything, fast food and TV as the drug of a nation. So perhaps you don’t like what you see, the bawdy reality, the cheap thrill, the constant accumulation of sweet things, processed and plastic things to unnatural things: but it doesn’t take away from the fact — it’s the truth.



“My work reflects a culture of sacredness and the permanence of antiquity in our contemporary world. I have developed a technique and style in my painting that joins my love of these two elements with real life humor, and gives me distance from perceived traditions. I don't explain my paintings; rather, I prefer hearing people's unique interpretations as I learn so much from the viewer.” - Linda Cosgrove

"World Trade Center"

Artist Lin Evola (b. March 27, 1950) is an internationally acclaimed American Contemporary Artist who has used her career as a platform to bring attention to the disturbing proliferation of violence which occurs in our neighborhoods and among nations. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco Art Institute and has had solo exhibitions in museums and galleries in London, Paris, Monaco, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Art historians have declared her work to be on the level of Leonardo da Vinci, Joseph Beuys and Robert Rauschenberg, and she is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including having been declared Artist Life Member of New York City’s National Arts Club.

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Artist Javier Arbizu (b. January 10, 1984) studied Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca, Spain and at the Kunstchochschule Kassel, Germany. After his graduation he was awarded with the Segundo Vicente Award from the Vicente y Garcia Corselas Foundation of the University of Salamanca to conduct a research on the Melancholia in Painting.

Currently he is pursuing his Masters in Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute under the sponsorship of the Fulbright Foundation and the Institute of International Education. Among other prices and awards, it’s worth mentioning the “Mario Antolin Scholarship” from the prestigious BMW Foundation Award; the “Visual Arts Grants” and “Encuentros 2008” from the Government of Navarra; the “Young Painters Award” from La Gaceta Foundation Salamanca; the “Emerging Artists Award” from the Government of Castilla y León and the “Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award” from the San Francisco Foundation. 

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"Chaos and Order No. I"

Monika Lukowska (b. August 7, 1986) obtained a MA in Printmaking from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Wrocław Poland. For her graduate project "Chaos and Order“ she received Minister of Culture and National Heritage Award for the Best Graduate Diploma in 2011. After study in Poland she moved to Berlin, where she continued her artistic research in the field of lithography in the KunstlerhausBethanien. 

Since August 2012 Monika is pursuing her masters in Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute as a Fulbright scholar. Among other scholarship and awards is worth to mention: Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Award for Beginning Artists, Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation scholarship for printmaking workshops at University of Tennessee, Art Residency at Kala Art Institute, Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award. Her works was shown i. e. in Student Printmaking Biennale in Poznan, International Print Triennale in Kraków, in Freies Museum, Berlin and Diego Rivera Gallery and SOMArts, San Francisco. 

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Rêverie Arts press release
March 10, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 10, 2014 — Rêverie Arts San Francisco announced today its representation of British artist James Rawson.

“It is a privilege for Rêverie Arts...

Rêverie Arts press release
March 3, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 3, 2014 — Rêverie Arts San Francisco announced today its appointment as the San Francisco Agent for the internationally acclaimed Beijing Artists,...

Rêverie Arts press release
February 3, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 3, 2014 — Rêverie Arts San Francisco is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ms. Andrea Suárez-Barlow as Senior Advisor, Fine Art Sales.

“As we began...

Rêverie Arts press release
January 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 21, 2014 — Rêverie Arts San Francisco announced today its representation of Los Angeles Artist Ron Reihel.  Reihel will participate in Rêverie...

Rêverie Arts press release
January 10, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 10, 2014 — Rêverie Arts San Francisco announced today its representation of Miami Beach Artist Erin Parish.  Parish will participate in Rêverie...

San Francisco Magazine
November 27, 2013

The Insider’s Guide to Out-of-the-Box Art

Lauren Murrow | Photo: Courtesy of Galleries | November 27, 2013


Eight more new (or newly revamped) galleries for laser-cut...

Rêverie Arts press release
November 15, 2013


SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 15, 2013 — Rêverie Arts San Francisco is elated to announce their acceptance to exhibit at SCOPE Miami Beach 2013 from December 3rd through the 8th...

Rêverie Arts press release
November 1, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 1, 2013 — Rêverie Arts San Francisco is announcing its exclusive representation of Artist Michal Wisniowski.  Michal will participate in Rêverie Arts’ National...

Rêverie Arts press release
October 21, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 21, 2013 — Rêverie Arts San Francisco and Artist Lin Evola announce the release of her latest and most evolved series “1962.” This series of...

Huffington Post Arts & Culture
October 21, 2013


Artist: Lin Evola
Managing Principal, Rêverie Arts Gallery: Derek Cabaniss
Photo credit: Reagan D. Pufall


Rêverie Arts press release
October 16, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 16, 2013 — Rêverie Arts San Francisco is announcing its exclusive representation of Photographer Tony Maridakis. Maridakis will participate in Rêverie Arts’...

Huffington Post Arts & Culture
October 12, 2013

Los Angeles
Cofounders: Billie Weiss and Lin Evola

The Angel of Peace Award is a highly esteemed peace award given in Los Angeles by the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles to...

Rêverie Arts press release
October 2, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 2, 2013 — Rêverie Arts San Francisco is announcing its exclusive representation of Artist Thomas Van Houten. Van Houten will participate in Rêverie Arts’ National...

Rêverie Arts press release
September 16, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 16, 2013 — Rêverie Arts San Francisco announced today its exclusive representation of San Francisco Artist Monika Lukowska.  Monika will...

Huffington Post Arts & Culture
August 31, 2013

The Peace Angels Project is a work of Art. At its core it is a contemporary implementation of swords to plough shares. Using art, state of the art technology and media, the Peace Angels Project brings...

Rêverie Arts press release
August 16, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 16, 2013 — Rêverie Arts San Francisco announced today its exclusive North American representation of San Francisco Artist Javier Arbizu. Javier will participate in...

Rêverie Arts press release
August 8, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 8, 2013 — Rêverie Arts San Francisco announced today its partnership with the online retail giant, Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon Art), to release a selection of...

Rêverie Arts press release
July 31, 2013

Rêverie Arts San Francisco is announcing their representation of Palm Springs Artist, Charlie Ciali. Charlie will participate in rêverie arts’ National Art Fair schedule as well as present a selection of...

Rêverie Arts press release
July 27, 2013

Artist Adrián Ssegura has been selected to participate in the prestigious Contemporary Art Fair ARTEANDO 2013 August 7 - 13, 2013 with Artist ...

23ABC News
June 14, 2013

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A renowned artist who’s sculptures have been exhibited worldwide is using nuclear missiles and street weapons to promote change.

The ‘Peace Angels’ are created as a symbol of...

Huffington Post
May 20, 2013

San Francisco

In 1969 I came to visit a place that would become my home. My whole generation fell in love with this city by the sea. We pushed every limit, made many mistakes, opened Pandora...

Rêverie Arts press release
May 14, 2013

Rêverie Arts is presenting the Peace Angels Project this week in San Francisco, including a series of sculptures and watercolors that promote global peace and sustainable weapons reduction through the...

National September 11 Memorial & Museum
May 14, 2013

In 2013, Lin Evola gifted the Renaissance Peace Angel to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.


“Lin Evola’s efforts to have that inspiring sculpture installed outside Nino’s...

New York Daily News
May 11, 2013

Hundreds of guns pulled from New York City streets will be melted down and crafted into a work of art that promotes peace.

The NYPD donated 946 weapons to artist Lin Evola, who will transform them...

Christian Science Monitor
May 7, 2013

In the days following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, the Peace Angel sculpture served as a symbol of hope while standing outside of Nino’s restaurant on Canal Street. Nino’s became a complimentary respite...

Rêverie Arts press release
May 7, 2013

Rêverie Arts San Francisco is announcing their representation of Artist Lin Evola at her preview exhibition at ArtPadSF May 16 – 19 in San Francisco, California. Through her globally recognized Peace Angels...

Rêverie Arts press release
May 6, 2013

Rêverie Arts San Francisco is announcing their representation of Adrian Ssegura and his U.S. Inaugural Exhibition “El Toro, El Hombre y La Plaza” at ArtPadSF May 16 – 19, 2013 at the Phoenix Hotel. The...

Huffington Post
April 2, 2013

"This is the End, My Friend." Jim Morrison - The Doors

"And, it is only the beginning. " Lin Evola - Peace Angels Project

Today, April 2, 2013, history was made at the United Nations General...

Assembly of Extremadura
February 4, 2013

Testamare opens on January 4, at 11:30 am in the Patio Noble Extremadura Parliament, the Vice President of the Camera, Consuelo Rodriguez Píriz, proceed to the opening of the exhibition of paintings by...

Huffington Post
August 21, 2012

The Arms Trade Treaty regards the following weapons as impacting the ebb and flow of war to peace on earth. Weapons included in the ATT are:
• Battle tanks
• Armored combat vehicles

Huffington Post
June 13, 2012

Today, June 13, 2012, ushers in the 100 Days of Peace and a Global Call to Disarm as we build toward the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, 2012.

I am an artist with a vision to achieve a...

San Francisco Chronicle & SF Gate
January 22, 2012

If you've ever been a guest at a well-heeled event here in town - a gala night, a boutique opening-night party or a private anniversary dinner for 40 - chances are you've nibbled on foodstuffs by Taste...

Sala Croma
January 13, 2012

Four young painters who studied at the School of Seville (Generation 2003) are in Sala Croma (Caceres) to show their latest works through four different ways to understand the painting. Pictorical unions...

December 30, 2011

Photographer Morgan Miller became involved in a very interesting project this year.  He was retained to create a photograph that would depict the Renaissance Peace Angel sculpture that stood in New York...

The Daily Breeze
December 19, 2011

New York has its Statue of Liberty.

Will the Port of Los Angeles get a West Coast version in the form of a Peace Angel?

Transforming scrap metal that once killed and maimed into artistic...

November 9, 2011

While the city may be better known for sunny skies and traffic-clogged freeways, Los Angeles's underbelly is defined by its gun problem. Everyday, firearms kill about three people in Los Angeles County. So...

Christian Science Monitor
December 19, 2008

The artist Lin Evola-Smidt lives these days in Manhattan, but she is fond of saying that her sculpting career really began 3,000 miles and a world away. This was back in the early 1990s, when Los Angeles...

United Nations Press Release
September 11, 2008

Opening Remarks By Sergio Duarte High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Honoring Artist Lin Evola

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About us

Rêverie Arts San Francisco is scheduled to open Q1 2014. Until then please join us at our interim location (by Appointment) in the SoMa district of San Francisco or at one of our National Art Fair or "Pop-Up" exhibitions. 

We hold true to our brand and mission — "Rêverie Arts strives to host and foster a harmonious working relationship with its talented body of artists to create challenging and rousing series of artworks." The gallery also cultivates a sociable and creative dynamic with its partners in private events to create a space for discussion, creativity, philanthropy and further collaboration within the city of San Francisco.

The gallery represents mid-career and established artists throughout North America, Europe as well as Asia and will present works in mixed media, painting and sculpture.

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Rêverie Arts
370 7th Street
(Interim location / By Appointment Only)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 415-590-2960


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