Saturday, November 19, 2011

Richard Ambrose in San Francisco Chronicle and WSJ

We are thrilled that Richard Ambrose's current exhibition of drawings has been reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle and also features in the Wall Street Journal. To view the articles, please follow these links:

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For further information on the exhibition and to see the works online, follow this link to our website:

Hespe Gallery
251 Post Street, Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94108

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

We are pleased to announce the addition of Hiroshi Sato to our artist roster!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Works Section on our website! We have added a section where you can view new works easily without having to go through each individual artist, check out the link:

Here is a preview of what you will find!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Richard Ambrose at Hespe Gallery, Nov 3- 26!

Ambrose’s drawings of disparate images are interwoven as if reconstructing memories. He looks at the world with detached disengagement, seeing the details and sometimes getting trapped within the image. The black and white drawings are a reflection of his childhood in an industrial Pennsylvania town, looking out his bedroom window at the colorless scene before him. He looks on color as too decorative and therefore stays away from it. This allows the viewer to focus on the scene and the minute details. The construct of the panoramic images are also meant to enhance the viewers periphery; the scroll like quality allows Ambrose to depict multiple elements within a rhythmic spatial context, also allowing the viewer to experience the environment as if they were engrossed in it.

Ric Ambrose has spent twenty years in the museum world as a curator and director. He was an accomplished artist at the start of his career and after retiring from the museum world decided to pick up where he left off. Ambrose has shown extensively around the US, including museum exhibitions in Oregon, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, Illinois, Georgia and North Carolina. His work is in many public collections, including AT & T, Beta West, Central Bank and Sohio Gas and Oil Company.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Melissa Hutton, October 4-29!

Hespe Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new mixed media works by Melissa Hutton. A reception for the artist will be held Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will continue through October 29.

Melissa Hutton will have her second solo exhibition at the Hespe Gallery in October. Hutton’s work explores the complexity of the American landscape and psyche. Thematically her work touches on isolation, fear, destruction and ultimately resilience. Greed and waste are subjects that are also explored, the beauty of the long stretch of farmland, cut in half by desolate roads and ramshackle barns. Hutton’s use of resin is a deliberate choice; the glossy surface serves as a metaphor for the American cultural obsession with excess and opulence.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cityscapes; featuring Patricia Chidlaw, Kim Cogan and Gus Heinze

Hespe Gallery will have a group exhibition featuring works that draw their inspiration from cities. The exhibition will run from September 1 through October 1, 2011.

Italian storyteller Italo Calvino once suggested that it was possible to build the perfect city piece by piece with “a brief glimpse, an opening in the midst of an incongruous landscape, a glint of light in the fog, and the dialogue of two passersby meeting in the crowd.” This September Hespe Gallery pieces together its own perfect city, constructed with works by Kim Cogan, Gus Heinze and Patricia Chidlaw. Each artist with their own vision of the myriad of shapes and forms a city can take; from Chidlaw’s colorful urban murals to Heinze’s crisp clean buildings and storefronts. What this collection hopes to achieve is the realization that sometimes it’s not the physical features of a city that are most important, but the impression that it imparts upon its visitors.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Summer Selection through the month of August at Hespe!

Please join us during the month of August for wonderful new works from Erin Cone, Glenn Ness, Kevin Moore, Eric Zener and Pablo D'Antoni.

You can view the work on our website by following this link:

For further information and pricing please contact the gallery at 415-776-5918 or

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Amberlee Rosolowich opens next Thursday from 5:30-7:30

Join us from 5:30-7:30 on Thursday, July 7 for the opening reception of Serious Daydreamer, a collection of new works from Amberlee Rosolowich!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June exhibition featuring a gallery selection at Hespe!

We would love to see you in the gallery in June. We have wonderful new works by a selection of gallery artists.

Wolfgang Bloch, 930-2011

Lawrence Gipe, Study for Thames

Mary Chiaramonte, World Turning

Alyssa Monks, Stroke

Marianne Kolb, Nothing to Declare

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Eric Zener's Treescapes, coming to a close on Saturday!

We have had wonderful response to the new paintings by Eric Zener. It is exciting to see the new direction from this incredibly talented artist! By popular demand we had extended the show by two weeks, but sadly, it is now coming to a close. We hope you can make it in to see the works before the show closes!

The Invitation, 60x70", oil on canvas

Gentle Surrender, 60 x 70", oil on canvas

artMRKT Fine Art Fair!

Thank you to all who came out to the artMRKT fair! It was a great fair and we had such amazing work from our gallery artists! If you missed the fair come check into the gallery, where we will have a group exhibition featuring amazing artists! June 2 - July 2

You can always visit our website to see whats new,!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Art Chicago!

It was great to be in Chicago! We saw many old friends and met some new ones! We had amazing work to show and are anxiously awaiting the art-MRKT fair here in San Francisco in a few weeks time! Thank  you to all who came out!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Eric Zener's Treescapes

Reception for the artist:
April 7, 2011
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Hespe Gallery
251 Post Street, Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94108


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More works for Art Chicago!

Mark Goings, Neighbor's Garage, 11x17", watercolor, 2011

Anelecia Hannah, White November, 12x12", oil on panel, 2011

Anelecia Hannah, Remembrance, 21x24", oil on panel, 2011

Marianne Kolb, Stationary in Unending Silence, 62x49", mixed media, 2011

Alyssa Monks, Risk, 11x16", oil on linen, 2011

Alyssa Monks, Stroke, 11x16", oil on linen, 2011

New Works!

We have gotten great new works from our gallery artists for the Art Chicago fair!

Check out new pieces listed below:

Studio shots from Larry Gipe, including a New York scene that is in progress.