The gallery focuses on American artists from the 20th an 21st Century. The artists above are a pretty good list of American artists from the 20th Century. They have held over 160 exhibitions and published over 100 exhibition catalogs in their over two decades.
Of these pieces the Graves still-life most caught my eye and, since we've written in the past about Avery and Hoffman why not go on a little about Graves?
Graves was a native of Oregon. True the the wanderlust that seemed to grip the youth of the 20s he became a merchant sailor for years, then wandered the USA before, at least briefly, settling in Texas. He wound up in Seattle, then Ireland and finally Northern California.
Graves was a self-taught painter and it is vaguely amusing how the gallery website almost apologizes for this, as if it is impossible to be self-taught and be good. You need an MFA dammit! (ahh..New York!). His work was influenced by his travels, especially his eastern travels (and contact with eastern religions). The piece below has a certain Zen quality to it. In addition to the gallery website you can find out more about Graves HERE.