Sofie Contemporary Arts presents "Keith Wilson: Forgotten Cities of the Heart", an exhibition of original watercolors, drawings and prints spanning several decades of Wilson’s private architectural imaginings. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and closes on Sunday, Feb. 4.
There will be a special Artist’s Reception on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wilson’s architecturally focused work was primarily produced between 1978 and 1995, with another active phase from 2002 to 2006, while Wilson and his wife, Jessica Seaton, restored a large William Wurster house they purchased in Berkeley.
Gallery director Jan Sofie said that the exhibition title reflects an idea in the contemporary world that built objects need to be serious and even somber.
“Sometimes in our effort to be technically, politically and culturally correct, we lose the sense of what we want to create, to see and how we want to live,” Sofie said. “Our environments can be tense spaces that tend to close us down, rather than help open our hearts. Keith Wilson’s work shows a different way of creating and responding to space and its potential for joy.”