A huge thanks to everyone who stopped by the receptions at Artworks Downtown! Here are a few images from the events. Also much gratitude to Chris Gomez who played a wonderful experimental set on bass guitar and contributed to the robotic mark making.




I invite you to please stop by Art Works Downtown in San Raphael and check out a new drawing and installation that I will have set up for the exhibition! This show is curated by Victoria HeilWeil and will run from July 31st – September 11th featuring the work of some really amazing artists!

Technological Mediations Front Printer File

Technological Mediations Back3 Printer File

Check out this recent interview on Bluebird that discusses my new body of work:


If you are in the City tonight I invite you to please stop by Alter Space Gallery and check out Obsidere, a group show curated by the Microclimate Collective that includes one of my new drawings.

Will be a really fun evening, some amazing artists are participating in this!

More info on the show is below.

Hello Artists!

MicroClimate Collective is delighted to invite you to join us on the evening of Saturday May 9th, 7-10pm for the opening of Obsidere, an exhibition of artwork in multiple genres fixated upon obsessionat Alter Space in San Francisco.

Obsidere will present the work of 15 artists whose work manifests “obsession” in a multitude of ways. The opening event for this month-long exhibition will feature abstract paintings culled from census data by Carlo Abruzzese, elaborately hand cut paper sculpture by Tahiti Pehrson,never ending spinning office chairs by Calen Russell Hall, and several artist performances, including Rodney Ewing, who will be creating a palimpsest of text and time stamps; Channing Morgan’s meticulous oreo deconstruction performance; and Dimitra Skandali, who will be crocheting nets of seaweed and other materials in the gallery throughout the duration of the exhibition.

We hope you will join us for the opening of Obsidere! 

Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil and Guest Curator Claudia Tennyson
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Opening Reception: Saturday, May 9th  7-10pm
Artist Discussion: Thursday, May 28th  7-9pm
Exhibition Dates: May 8th– June 6th, 2015
Gallery Hours: Thurs – Sat 1-6pm 
Alter Space
1158 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA  94103

What is it that inspires a person to accumulate a collection? For example the Collyer brothers’ hoarder’s house in Harlem, or Imelda Marcos’ closet containing 3000 pairs of shoes? The 12 identical velvet suits and 100 umbrellas of Erik Satie? What causes a person to take habits to extremes? Like Nikola Tesla who would circle a building three times before entering it, feared round objects, used 18 napkins, counted his jaw movements before eating, and would never dine alone with a woman… 

What can we say about those states in which the world recedes, the horizon shrinks, and we become so singly focused that time does not exist? Where we will fail again and again, but persist until we fabricate some way through the impasse? Is it genius? Is it healthy? Do we care?  What is it when we simply cannot turn it off… 

The term “obsession” stems from the Latin root “Obsidere”: to besiege. A paradoxical force of creation/destruction, obsession has been variously considered an angelic or demonic “possession.”

Participating Artists:
Carlo Abruzzese 
Reenie Charrière 
Rodney Ewing
Peter Foucault
Calen Russell Hall 
Jon Kuzmich
Channing Morgan
Michael Paulus 
Tahiti Pehrson
Simon Pyle
Dianne Romaine
Dimitra Skandali
Esther Traugot
Allison Watkins 
Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky 

MicroClimate Collective is an artist created curatorial project that grew
from a conversation between artists sharing a strong desire to foster community and creative dialogue. Our exhibitions have provided a context for cross-pollination and collaboration between diverse circles of local artists since 2008. MicroClimate Collective received an Alternative Exposure Grant in 2011 from Southern Exposure Gallery in San Francisco.  MicroClimate Collective is currently Glenna Cole Allee & Victoria Mara Heilweil.


Hope all is well this Spring! Art Fair season is here again and I invite you to please stop by Room Art Galleries Booth 625 and check out a new selection of my drawings. 
The opening reception is tomorrow night from 6-10pm, hope to see you there!

Carol Dalton

Artist Statement & Bio


“Land and Sea”



 “The meeting of Land  and Sea has inspired my most recent work. I have lived along the  margins between Land and Sea my whole life.  My family loved that intersection and the lifestyle that afforded it.  We had an avocado ranch near Santa Barbara, with the ocean before us and the mountains behind.

 Now, my studio overlooks the Carquinez Straits in Benicia, the waterway linking the Delta and the Bay.


 From my window, I watch oil tankers, cargo ships, and barges at work. In the fall, you can smell the changing season, breezes blowing across the strait, and we can listen to seals in the night barking.  A short walk home, and my garden needs tending. Our soil is the heavy clay left by changes over many years. My art has become a study of this changing world.


 Using a variety of materials, I collage, paint, and draw on wood panels.  I score, scrape, abrade, and mark, creating rough textured surfaces.  Washes of pigment are added, distilling the surfaces, and creating depth.  As the texture evolves, I  intuitively allow the content to come forward.  


 The use of the “vessel” suggests transportation, salvation, danger, pleasure, and more.  

Most recently, my land paintings are inspired by our current drought, and suggest environmental challenges to our oceans, considered with participation and hope.” ~ Carol Dalton






Carol Dalton is a painter,  and works also with mixed media, collage, and printmaking.

Her most current work has to do with the sea, and land, and continues her basic exploration into the consequences of the human involvement in our environment.


Dalton grew up in Southern California.  She attended the Santa Barbara Art Institute, a part of Brooks Institute from 1971-1974.


In January 2015, Carol was included in “Seastruck,” curated by Natalie Nelson, at the Pence Gallery in Davis California, and will exhibit for the first time at Room Art Gallery  during April and May.


Dalton has been exhibiting for nearly twenty five years in Bay Area Galleries, including,

over a dozen solo exhibits, and has work included in the Crocker Art Museum, Monterey Art Museum, and Kaiser Permante collections.  Carol is also included in many private collections, here and abroad.


Carol divides her time between working with her husband Lowell in their business, Benicia Frame, and her studio in the Arsenal Art District, along the Carquinez Straits, in Benicia, California.







Join us for Carol Dalton’s show “Land and Sea” on 

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm!!!







See more of her works Here!



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If you are in NYC in early March I invite you to please stop by Art on Paper at Pier 36. I will have a selection of new works on paper represented by K. Imperial Fine Art in Booth #415.
Hope you can make it!
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March 5th – 8th
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We are pleased to announce our participation in the inaugural art on paper fair in New York City from March 5th – 8th, 2015 located at Pier 36.
We will be exhibiting work by the following artists:

Tracey Adams
Miya Ando
Michael Buscemi
Randy Colosky
Michael Cutlip
Peter Foucault
Gianluca Franzese
Mila Libman
Tahiti Pehrson
Danielle Rante
Kevin Earl Taylor

Click HERE for a complimentary VIP pass and further information about the fair. Come visit us at Booth #415.

Randy Colosky, Particle 3, pen and ink on paper, 29 1/2 x 41 inches, 2015
Mila Libman, Bioluminescence, pigment on paper, 66 x 55 inches, 2015
Kevin Earl Taylor, Season, mixed media on paper, 41 x 29 1/2 inches, 2015
Gianluca Franzese, Untitled, aluminum and silver leaf with acrylic glazes on Fabriano paper, 30 x 20 inches, 2015
Tracey Adams, Folded, August 17, 2014, pigmented beeswax, silk thread on kitakata, 38 x 32  inches, 2014
Tahiti Pehrson, Blue, hand-cut 100% cotton rag paper, 11 x 11 inches, 2015
Currently on view in the gallery is Melissa Dickenson’s, Hard In The PaintHard In The Paint, features abstract paintings where the paint is applied to individual Polyethylene films. Dickenson’s work utilizes a repetitive process of stretching thin sheets of fragile plastic, creating colored field abstractions where each superimposed stratum creates depth and spatial perspective. Hard In The Paint will be on view till March 14th, 2015. Read the Wall Street International article about Hard In The Paint to learn more about Melissa and her work.
Melissa Dickenson, Bump The Cutter, acrylic and polyethylene films, 34 x 18 inches, 2015
* While exhibiting at art on paper, the gallery will be closed from March 3rd – March 9th. The gallery will reopen March 10th at 11am. To schedule an appointment or to inquire about work, please contact gallery director, Meghan at meghan@kimperialfineart.com. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.  

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I invite you to stop by Room Art Gallery in February to check out a solo show I am having. This exhibition features drawings on custom wood panels, a new body of work that I am really excited about!

There is an artist reception on Tuesday February 3rd from 6-8 pm, hope to see you there!

Peter Foucault

Artist Statement


‘Foucault’s procedure connects his work with the Surrealist lineage of automatism, the chance-enamored strategies of Fluxus and oddities on the fringes of art such as Harold Cohen’s computer-generated drawings.’

-Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle


Peter Foucault creates works on paper, videos, and installations that are fueled by his love of drawing and mark making. He has created a series of Drawing-Projects, which utilize systems developed by the artist that produce complex abstract compositions. At the root of these projects is a constant tension between control and the loss of control. Viewer interactivity plays an integral part in his drawing installations, large-scale artworks in which participants influence the outcome of a drawing that is created by a small robot over the duration of an event or exhibition. His work is concept driven, and often utilizes objects that reference printmaking and multiplicities.


For his current exhibition at Room Art Gallery Foucault has moved from using paper as a substrate for his drawings into a new exploration of wood surfaces. This has lead to deeper abstract relationships between mark-making and organic background textures, and has created a lush series of compositions that float freely on the wall without the constraints of a frame.


Foucault has participated in numerous exhibitions nationwide, with recent solo shows at Room Art Gallery, K. Imperial Fine Art, the SFMOMA Café, and the Richmond Art Center. His work has been included in group shows at the Getty Museum and Getty Villa, Torrance Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Marine Contemporary, Smithsonian Institutes’ Freer and Sackler Gallery, Kit Schulte Contemporary (Berlin, Germany), The University of Salford (Manchester, England), and The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.


His interactive robotic drawing installations have been presented at The NASA Aimes Research Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Lab, Robert Berman E6 Gallery, the Seattle Next50 (Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle Worlds Fair), and Zero1 San Jose.


In addition to his own practice, Foucault is the Co-Founder of the Mobile Arts Platform (MAP), a Bay Area based artmaking and curatorial team that creates interactive “pop-up” mobile exhibitions that directly engage the public. The MAP project was included in the American Association of Museums 2012 annual reports’ “Trends Watch”. Upcoming 2015 MAP projects will be included in exhibitions at the Oakland Museum and the Palos Verdes Art Center.


Foucault has received funding from the Creative Work Fund, the City of San Jose Public Art Program, the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program, US Bank, the Seattle Center Foundation, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation. Foucault has recently presented lectures at Stanford University, City College, San Francisco University and the SETI Institute.


Foucault’s work has been reviewed in The San Francisco Chronicle, The SF Weekly (Pick of the Week), ArtWeek, Wired Magazine, Stretcher Magazine, and Artnet Magazine. His drawing Four Square was featured on the Cover of California Home and Design Magazine. He lives and works in Oakland, CA.


Join us for Peter Foucault’s opening show “Networked” on

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm!!!




We will be featuring an interactive installation piece where the public can help create an ink drawing here in the gallery!
Check out the video from the last show he did with us Here!




See more of his works here!


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