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City Arts Gallery presents:

Adon S. Valenziano

Fruiting Bodies Sculptures

January 19 to February 17, 2016

Reception: Thursday February 4, 5:30 to 7pm

City College Art Gallery is proud to present Adon s. Valenziano: Fruiting Bodies Sculpture.

Artist Statement: I draw much of my sculptural vocabulary from the forms found in nature: plants, animals, insects, seedpods, pollen grains, fungi, bones and the human figure. While my visual vocabulary is deeply rooted in the natural world, I also draw vocabulary from the synthetic or machine world. The resulting sculptures are, in part, an attempt to imagine a new ecology – one in which the organic world and the synthetic world exist in a state of symbiosis.

Artist Bio: Born in Tucson Arizona but raised in the astonishing natural beauty of northern California’s Mendocino county Adon Valenziano has long admired nature as the most accomplished of all sculptors. Though Adon Valenziano’s sculptures are deeply rooted in forms found in the natural world, his work also references the synthetic or machine world as well as the work of other artists or “the art world.” He is fascinated with symbiosis and hybridity and creating fictive organic/synthetic entities.

While his materials and methods are rooted in the historic art making practices of cast bronze, carved wood and blown glass, his unique work exists somewhere outside of all of these traditions. Adon currently lives and works in Santa Cruz CA.


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50 Phelan Avenue v119 | San Francisco

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Mon 11 to 3

Tues 2 to 5

Wed 11 to 3

Thur 2 to 5

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The City College Art Gallery’s Mission:

  • Establish City College Art Gallery as an important arts destination for citizens of San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area, thereby stimulating active public awareness, support, and participation in the arts.
  • Provide a free, publicly accessible venue for art made by regional and national artists as well as the distinguished faculty, staff, students and alumni of City College.
  • Provide meaningful cultural and learning experiences for City College students by hosting contemporary art exhibitions in a critical context, which ultimately improves visual literacy and analytical thinking.
  • Introduce City College art students to art professionalism through juried exhibitions and visiting artist-led workshops.
  • Offer City College art students hands-on training in all aspects of gallery management, providing them practical job skills in order to gain employment in the art field.




Throughout the year, exceptional artwork created by students and faculty of the art department are showcased at City College of San Francisco's Administrative Offices.

These exhibitions give students and faculty the opportunity to have their work viewed by City College staff, administrators, and board members. Students also have the opportunity to display their work at Conlan Hall and at Fort Mason.