July Exhibition in City Art Gallery, San Francisco

In July, I will return to the wonderful co-op gallery in San Francisco: City Art Gallery, which “opened its doors at 828 Valencia St. in 1998 and has remained a constant in the radically changing Valencia corridor.”

Exhibition date: July 5-30
Reception & the City Art’s 25th Anniversary Celebration: July 7, Friday, 7-10 pm Location: 828 Valencia St, San Fransisco (between 19th & 20th)
Gallery Hours: Sun, Wed-Thursday 12-9 pm, Fri/Sat 12-10 pm
My gallery sitting shifts: July 16, Sat, 12-4:30 pm, July 22, Sun, 12-5 pm

Below are the sample of the pieces I will exhibit:

Resting, 11x14, Ink on Yupo paper, 2023
Ripples, 11x14, Ink on Yupo paper, 2023
Undulate, gouache on paper, 11x14, 2023
Jaunty, gouache on paper, 11x14, 2023

“Rejuvenation” – A Solo Exhibition in Albany, CA

A solo exhibition at Albany Community Center Foyer Art Gallery.

Exhibition: March 24 – June 26, 2023
Reception: March 26, Sunday 4-6 pm

Address: 1249 Marin Ave, Albany, CA 94706
Community Center Hours: M-F: 8:30 am-5 pm;
Gallery also accessible at: T & W: 5-8 pm; Thur: 5-6 pm; Sat: 10 am-5 pm; Sun: 1-5 pm

Exhibition extended to June 30, Friday.

Opening Reception – solo exhibition “Transience”

Wilder Gallery, Lamorinda Arts Council, Orinda, CA, 94563, April 2-30, 2022
Reception: April 3, Sunday, 2:30-4:30 pm
Direction: Map directions to The Art Gallery at Wilder. (bit.ly/map-wilder)
Gallery Hours: M-F 10am-4pm. Additional viewings can be arranged by appointment with curators Denise Nomura and Aniston Breslin. Contact them at wildergallery@lamorindaarts.org.

These works were painted in the last two years, during the pandemic. With rich and dark colors and somewhat unsettling subject matter, they capture a sense of disquiet, isolation, and uncertainty – feelings we have all experienced in recent times, and hope to overcome soon.

Full Transience exhibition archive

Opening Reception of “Enigma” – Solo Exhibition at Gallerie Valerie

Enigma – a solo Exhibition
Gallerie Valerie, presents Matthew Felix Sun, September 3 – 26, 2021.
628 2nd Ave, Suite 203, Crockett, CA 94525

Opening reception September 3rd, from 7 to 9 pm.

The pieces presented by Gallerie Valarie are chiefly representational, even realistic, yet they often cloak twists or hidden meanings. Beneath their surfaces are darker truths, or riddles that invite further investigation. Paintings such as Anselm Kiefer’s Bathtubs, Arabesque, Leisurely, or The March of Time are imbued with enigma.

Full exhibition archive

Artists Choice 2022 Juried Exhibition Reception

My oil painting “Leisurely” has been selected as part of the Artists Choice 2022 juried exhibition (Sep. 27 – Nov. 4) at San Francisco Women Artists Gallery (SFWA).

Juror: Ashley L. Voss, Owner & Director, Voss Gallery.

RECEPTION: Saturday, October 1st, 2:00 – 4:00

647 Irving St. at 8th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122
Tue. – Sat. 10:30am to 5:30pm | 415.566.8550

A Very Cool Landscape Painting – Crisp

Though lately I am mostly attracted to shifting patterns, colors, tones, and shapes, from time to time, I am still inspired by pure scenery, particularly when I can discern such variations, and especially if the landscape evokes strong emotions such as moody melancholy. Such an image I had encountered in Manchurian China, barely a few months before the pandemic started to ravage the globe, intrigued and challenged me to create an oil painting when sheltered at home, Crisp, an understated work aptly captured a sense of community, isolation, and resilience.

Crisp - 清冷 - Knackig
22” x 28”
Oil on Canvas
Completed in 2020

This painting is being exhibited in Biafarin Online Exhibition (March 10 – April 10, 2021): Exhibizone – Winter 2021 Catalog.

Featured Painting: Time Frame

Identifying myself primarily a representational artist, does not exclude me from time to time being drawn to purely abstract visions, which excite with contrasting or even clashing colors, interplay of of shades, lines, and intricacies of patterns and forms. One of my successful results is a recent gouache painting, Time Frame, which intrigues viewers with ever expanding viewfinders, appealingly complementing secondary colors, and an array of ever shifting lines of different lengths, angles, and hues.

Time Frame / 時間框架 / Zeitrahmen
Time Frame
Gouache on Paper
7” x 11”
Completed in 2018

This painting will be exhibited at Berkeley Expression Gallery, September – December 2018, as part of the “Autumn Colors” group exhibition.