• Layered Stories at Patricia Sweet Gallery/Spun smoke, Oakland, California

    Tony Bellaver Layered Stories October 29-December 12, 2015



    Recent Photograhic sculptures that focus on how we exist and define wilderness.

  • Startup art fair, 2015

    upcoming stARTup Art Fair
    Quite Contrary Press
    Unique sculptures and small edition multiples by Mary V. Marsh and Tony Bellaver, made in Oakland individually and collaboratively.

    Quite Contrary Press, Tony Bellaver @ Mary V. Marsh Fair
    stARTup Art Fair at the Hotel Del So located in the Marina district of San Francisco.

    Fair Hours and Special Events:
    Friday, May 1: Noon – 7pm
    • Press Preview/Early Bird Sneak Preview: Noon – 2pm The fair will be open to the public during preview hours.
    • Guided room tours and other special Opening Day programming & events: 2pm – 7pm
    • VIP Opening Gala benefiting Root Division: 8pm – onward
    Saturday, May 2: Noon – 8pm
    • Panel discussions and programming throughout the afternoon
    • After party featuring live performances and special guests: 8pm – onward
    Sunday, May 3: Noon – 6pm
    • Panel discussions and programming throughout the afternoon
    • Closing BBQ & Pool Party: 6pm – 8pm. Artists may keep their rooms open at their discretion.
    For more information visit: www.startupartfair.com

    Oakland based artist Tony Bellaver creates mixed media sculpture and drawings inspired by his love of hiking and nature. He incorporates maps, drawings, photographs and found foliage gathered on his many hikes to create texture and meaning in his diary-like works. Using materials such as wood as the framework, found objects and photographs he tells a layered story of his journeys. Tony Bellaver

    Drawing people and scenes during her routine, and integrating them with journal entries, books and artifacts collected, Mary V. Marsh explores the intersection of mass media, consumption and personal habits. She looks at how information is delivered, how it is perceived and the gap between presentation and meaning.