About SLATE contemporary
SLATE contemporary curates rotating exhibitions featuring emerging and mid-career artists. We present six solo shows per year feature work by our core group of painters and photographers, and two themed group shows each year.
Our aesthetic is very formal, with a strong interest in abstract painting and photography, as well as street photography. We also show figurative paintings and drawings, and installation art on occasion.
We keep an inventory of unframed prints and photographs in-house and are happy to bring larger works in for viewing by appointment, or bring them to your home for review.
Our sister-entity, SLATE consulting, offers collection-management services including cataloguing, databasing, and working with shippers, storage facilities, framers, conservators, insurers, auction houses, and other dealers.
Andrzej Michael Karwacki is a Polish-born artist, currently living and working in Berkeley. His abstract paintings on panel, many of which are covered with a high-gloss resin, attempt to capture states of being, stillness, and equanimity, while delving into a rich sensory experience. His paintings are expressionistic to the extent that he uses a visual language of form, color, and composition to capture indefinable but real experiences of awareness and emotion. Some of his more recent work explores aspects of color, texture, and forms from the natural world. His compositions are built up from many thin layers of paint, water, and resin, which interact with one another in a dance, generating both intended and accidental results, and emphasizing both the illusion of depth and the concrete nature of the art object.
Karwacki has shown at Hang Art Gallery, ARC Gallery, Minna Gallery and others in San Francisco; at the Beford Gallery in Walnut Creek; and at the Royal College of Art in London. His work is collected internationally and has been exhibited at art fairs in New York, Miami, and London, as well as San Francisco.