Oil on Canvas
Canvas Size: 42 x 28 Inches
Signed Lower Light
Bustling with energy and emotion, Art Hazelwood’s rendition of a crowded sidewalk during rush hour is both a ballet of movement and a revelation of melancholy among the city-goers. Set in San Francisco in 2001, this busy intersection is based on a street corner near his studio.
Given such diverse colors and changing forms, Hazelwood saw the perfect opportunity to capture a moment of life in the city. While initially unintended, the melancholic expressions on the characters faces were based on what Hazelwood observed and they reveal a subtle disconnect between the characters and their environment. In addition to several series’ of paintings, he continues to create numerous political prints to raise awareness of homelessness, income inequality and equal rights overall. Hazelwood’s work can be seen in exhibition across the United States and is held in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Crocker Art Museum and the Fresno Museum of Art among many others.