Size: 54"W x 72"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This painting was inspired by a power station service gate no longer in use in San Francisco. The location of the gate was in a old ship building district called the "dog patch." The actual gates size is enormous measuring at 20 feet tall and 16 feet wide. on the right panel of the gate there is a smaller service entrance for personnel and is something that is fondly reminiscent of the gate and gate keeping to the emerald city in The Wizard of Oz. My obsession with this old structure not only stems from my excitement of its scale but also because it is apart of an on going sculpture project connected to my body of work. In 2012 I began making molds of the surface of the gate in order to present it as a sculptural work of art on its own. The project is being continued to this day.
Zachary Roberts is currently living and working in Los Angeles. In 2015 the Vorres Gallery in San Francisco organized his well received solo exhibition titled 'Fictional Histories.". To start 2016 Zachary accepted an invitation to show his work at the Santa Clara Museum of Art. Zachary continues to show his work between San Francisco and Los Angles in various group exhibitions.