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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
June 24 - July 15, 2012
San Francisco, CA

Live Art Gallery
presents:
Of Birds & Boys
New Works by Figure Artist René Capone


RENÉ CAPONE
Hunter, 2012, 19”x24”,
Watercolor and color pencil

Artist Reception, Friday, June 29th, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

René Capone returns to Live Art Gallery with a new body of narrative watercolor paintings that succinctly juxtapose both eroticism and lurking secrecy. René Capone's art conveys a sense of wonder, exploration and discovery. Set against a fantastical world of mythical dreamscapes, the figures in his work appear to be on a deeply personal quest for identity and their place in the world.

With Of Birds & Boys Capone’s paintings and drawings use the male figure combined with abstract elements, ideas from mythology, and images of winged creatures galore to create works with many view points. His interests lie in the communicative possibilities of rendering the figure as away to universally express and inspire.

“When one creates, the endless noise surrounding us gets worked through, and for a time, the world makes sense. After it is done, you have something that communicates. he greatest themes in life are explored through art. Love, hate, jealousy, fear, anger, passion and anything else you can imagine. I believe an artist's job is to tell these stories.”

Capone was born in Niskayuna, New York one of four children to Linda Capone and is of no relation to mobster Al Capone. He attended Parsons School of Design in Manhattan, New York City. Upon completion in 2000, he moved to San Francisco where he currently resides. Collectors of Capone's work can be found in the United States of America, Canada, Sweden, England, France, Japan, and the Netherlands.

Live Art Gallery
Hours: By appointment. Call Rene for scheduled times at 415-254-3141
151 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA, 94103 · Map

Rene Capone Website

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NAKED MEN
“I almost never draw a completely naked man. He has to have at least a pair of boots or something on. To me, a fully dressed man is more erotic than a naked one. A naked man is, of course beautiful, but dress him in black leather or a uniform — ah, then he is more than beautiful, then he is sexy!”
— Tom of Finland