David Bayus

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On September 1st, from 5-10pm, the San Francisco Art Institute will hold The First Annual First Show, curated by Nicholas Miller, Karl Nelson, Casey Gray, and Romy Mariano. The show, which will take place throughout the outdoor spaces of the Institute, including the courtyard, quad, and amphitheater, will feature paintings, sculptures, photography, film, video, performance, installation, and live music. The purpose of the show is to create positive energy for the student body at the start of the school year, despite the ongoing political and economic uncertainty surrounding us.

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SFAI M.F.A. candidate David Bayus will exhibit some of his mixed media collages alongside recent work by over 30 other graduate and undergraduate students. In his oil and digital collage seen above, Rock Biter Shit Face, Bayus charges the subtle palette of the rock face with vibrant reds and luscious greens, creating a visually dynamic composition. The lush emerald brushstrokes and the rich blazes seen in the foreground ignite the otherwise static landscape. Bayus received his M.F.A. in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005. He has previously shown his work at the Luggage Store Gallery and the Diego Rivera Gallery, both in San Francisco.

The First Annual First Show will take place at the San Francisco Art Institute this Tuesday, September 1st, from 5-10pm.