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    April 1 - June 30, 2017

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    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (March 23, 2017) – In celebration of Napa Valley’s Arts in April program, Bardessono Hotel & Spa, the luxurious, LEED Platinum Certified wine country retreat in the heart of Yountville, will exhibit an art installation of Bay Area artists who have transformed recycled and repurposed materials into works of art that align perfectly with Bardessono’s mindful approach to elevated living.


    Curated by the Andrea Schwartz Gallery of San Francisco, the exhibition will feature sculptures, paintings and mixed media works by Danae Anderson, Cara Barer, John Belingheri, Suhas Bhujbal, John Bonick, Merlin Cohen, Albert Dicruttalo, Patrick Dintino, Brian Mock, Gugger Petter, Piero Spadaro, Tim Yankosky and John Nelson. The installation will be on display April - June 2017. 


    Bardessono will provide art enthusiasts a complimentary opportunity to connect and mingle with the Bay Area artists at an Artist Reception on Thursday, April 20 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the hotel featuring hors d’oeuvres from the Lucy kitchen and wine from Miner Family Wines. RSVPs for the Artist Reception are confirmed by emailing


    “We are proud to continue to present beautiful, new pieces throughout Bardessono during Arts in April and value our partnership with Andrea Schwartz Gallery,” said Sileshi Mengiste vice president of operations for Bardessono. “The continued relationship with this gallery demonstrates our desire to create a cultural and exceptional experience for our Bardessono guests.”

    **John Belingheri, Totem / Parasols, oil on canvas - 50 x 50 inches

    **John Nelson, Splendid, mixed media on panel - 36 x 48 inches


    Recently recognized as a one of the top 50 luxury hotels in the U.S., scoring in the top 10 percent of domestic hotels by U.S. News & World Report and nestled in the heart of Yountville, Bardessono prides itself on offering a mindful approach to living the good life. “Deep green” with luxury, a subtle aesthetic, privacy and graciousness, Bardessono models hospitality with enduring expressions of land and family that fostered and sustained the original Bardessono family farmstead. The hotel boasts Lucy Restaurant & Bar with its own on-site, CCOF (California Certified Organic Farming) culinary garden, and a full service spa as well as personalized spa treatment areas in each of its guest rooms.


    To learn more about Bardessono Hotel & Spa, please call (707) 204-6000, visit, or follow on Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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    Featured Artist Statements

    For more than 30 years, ASG has supported work that is challenging and at the forefront of contemporary practice, representing a select group of artists from the Bay Area and throughout the country.


    Danae Anderson is influenced by the objects of indigenous culture and trained as an improvisational dancer, Anderson believes that music, movement and art are one. Her compositions arise from the physicality of intuition and observation. She combines elements of language, objects and memory into her paintings to create a visual narrative that documents the human experience.


    Cara Barer’s photographs feature physical sculptures she creates through painting, shaping, as well as, tearing different paper ephemera such as maps, paperbacks and telephone books. Her photographs are editions and can be printed in various size points. The works can by printed as traditional photographs or face-mounted.


    John Belingheri creates shapes and patterns that are repetitive in each painting. The surface of the canvas has been painted and sanded back many times, creating layers of paint, a weathered seductive surface. As Belingheri describes his process “I always spend time in the studio. Cleaning it up, sweeping the floor and thinking. It’s almost like you’re babysitting. Any of these paintings might want to do something and you need to be there when it happens.”


    Suhas Bhujbal is widely known for forming compositions of colorful, overlapping forms depicting various architectural facades. For his imagery, he employs memories of landscapes and communities from his vast travels abroad while simultaneously reflecting the many neighborhoods that are up–and–coming within the U.S. Bhujbal utilizes the architecture and the people he observes as tangible inspirations to create specific moods or narratives within each painting. He emphasizes crowded areas and large assemblages of people while creating a harmony within bustling urban environments.


    John Bonick examines natural uncertainty and entanglement. Drawing from his knowledge on quantum reality, Bonick explores the idea that elementary particles do not have pure states, but rather have only probabilities of various states. This leads to uncertainty and entanglement, in which individual parts cannot be described independently. Bonick expresses this through the overlapping lines, which entwine with every other element in the composition.


    Merlin Cohen strives to unlock magical power and beauty stored within the rock. His sculpture invites your touch to discover the cool soothing powers of the stone, and it invites your eye to enjoy the atheistic design. He works primarily in stone with pieces ranging in size from tabletop art to monumental and landscape features.


    Albert Dicruttalo relates his most recent stainless steel sculptures to the interplay of contradictions: mysterious but familiar, interior and exterior, concave and convex, emotional but impassive. These themes are metaphors in his search for resolution or epiphany from the conflicting ideas that accompany the creative process. With no clear beginning or end, the loops, arcs, spheres and cylinders sharply define and envelope space, creating a sense of the infinite and confined.


    Composed of broad, coalescing bands of color, the intermeshed lines in Patrick Dintino’s paintings formulate a plethora of shades, tones and hues. His spectrum paintings are oil on canvas, their titles referring to the source imagery used to select his color palette.



    Brian Mock in the late 1990’s began sculpting with recycled metal and unearthed his greatest passion. His self-taught welding skills have evolved with an artistry and craftsmanship characteristic of his work. He is intrigued by the challenge of creating an entirely unique piece of art from a random collection of discarded and often commonplace objects.


    Gugger Petter creates her works on a traditional weaving loom but with an unexpected material – recycled and archival treated newspaper. To Petter, the aspect of newspaper is important as each piece becomes a historic work within itself. Her portrait series are based on 15th century portraiture techniques.


    Piero Spadaro enlists assorted materials such as glitter, textured paper, ground pigment, acrylic, and resin to create paintings in the color field tradition with a revamped and provocative style. His work strikes a balance between deliberation and chance creating topographical maps that flow over the panel surfaces.


    Tim Yankosky was initially inspired to work with vintage metal rulers as a way of communicating his feelings of being socially judged and measured. Now, as he continues working with this medium, Yankosky has become “obsessed” with the process and materials. He enjoys the repurposing of old into new, contemporary forms that are visually pleasing to the eye and to see how far he can push the material from it’s original purpose. The resulting works represent both content and construction.


    John Nelson’s approach is a whimsical and botanical language that extends beyond science to touch on themes of romance, fecundity, life phases and cycles. Nelson’s paintings bring together images of animal, plant and human forms in varying life phases to convey, through iconography and language, the whimsical and romantic abundance of life.

    Bardessono Hotel and Spa

    6526 Yount St.
    Yountville, CA 94599

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