Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gouache and Pen on Paper. 9" x 12."

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

20" x 20" gouache and pen on canvas.

Friday, August 14, 2009

14" x 18" Gouache and pen on canvas.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

12" x 12" gouache and ink on canvas.

And check out my poem at
  • Alice Blue
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    Plastic Age diptych. Gouache and pen on wood. 20" x16," 20" x 16."



    Monday, June 08, 2009

    12" x 15" gouache and pen on paper.

    Wednesday, June 03, 2009

    "A self, every moment it exists, is in a process of becoming."
    Søren Kierkegaard

    11" x 14" Pen and gouache on paper.

    11" x 14" Pen and gouache on paper.

    Sunday, April 12, 2009

    14" x 11" Gouache and ink on paper.

    Tuesday, April 07, 2009

    Thanks to everyone who came to the opening at Lanesplitter.

    After Magritte. 11" x 14," gouache and pen on paper.

    Saturday, March 07, 2009

    17 PAINTINGS, some old some new, up now at

    4799 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA


    Statement for the show:

    Brian Strang lives in East Oakland and teaches English composition at San Francisco State University and Merritt College. He is the author of INCRETION (Sputyen Duyvil) and MACHINATIONS (a free Duration ebook) and several chapbooks. His poems, reviews, essays and translations have appeared in many journals including New American Writing, Five Fingers Review, The Denver Quarterly and Ur-Vox. Recently, his poetry appeared in translation in the Portuguese journal DiVersos.

    His paintings represent “an attempt to be guided visually and artistically by the imagination’s interaction with natural forms and nature itself: the perilous context, the most permeating materiality, the system of interrelated forces so complex, so enormous and so minute, so internal and external, that it extends far beyond the limitations of imagination and is, therefore, marvelous. Poetry is encoded within the forms of the world, within Whitman’s “spear of summer grass”—one only has to look closely to see it.”

    This is his third solo show.

    “Strang’s work... suggests a more romantic pleasure in and response to visual phenomena. [It] betrays a rhythmic sensibility not unlike that found in a sketch by Matisse.”
    Garrett Caples
    SF Bay Guardian 6/13/07

    Monday, February 16, 2009


    Lanesplitter is a wonderful and hip pizza place (with good beer) at 4799 Telegraph in Oakland. This is actually the March show, but will be up beginning Feb 21st, and there will be a reception on March 23rd.

    Thursday, February 05, 2009



    Sierra Triptych, Gouache and pen on paper, 11" x 14".

    Friday, January 23, 2009

    Less than a week left to see the show at Canessa. It ends on the 29th. Check it out if you haven't already:

    Canessa Gallery
    708 Montgomery (@Columbus)
    SF, CA

    M-F, 10-4


    Monday, January 05, 2009

    A warm thank you to all who attended the opening! And to the musicians for filling the space with mysterious sounds!

    The exhibit runs through 1/29. Stop by and check it out if you haven't yet.

    Canessa Gallery
    M-F, 10-4
    708 Montgomery (at Columbus)