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Fariba Bogzaran – Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man On A Green Island

Presented by Copperfield's Books at Copperfield's Books, Larkspur, Larkspur CA

Nov 09 2019
Fariba Bogzaran – Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man On A Green Island

A discussion of the life and work of Inverness painter Gordon Onslow Ford

Featured Book: Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on a Green Island

Fariba Bogzaran of Lucid Art Foundation, based in Inverness, discusses the life and work of Inverness painter Gordon Onslow Ford to celebrate a major retrospective monograph of his life and work, Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on a Green Island.

This substantial volume is the first major resource on the life and work of Gordon Onslow Ford (1912-2003), the British-born painter who was the youngest member of Andr Breton’s surrealist group in Paris, and who spent more than 50 years in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Marked by an initial interest in automatist techniques, Onslow Ford’s painting gradually developed through studies of Eastern philosophy, mysticism and ecology resulting in complex and varied works that incorporated cosmic charts and biomorphic abstraction.

In this superb publication, a series of thoroughly researched essays, previously unpublished archival material and over 200 color illustrations trace Onslow Ford’s time spent in Paris, stints in New York and Mexico, culminating in his move in 1947 to the Bay Area. Organized and published by the Lucid Art Foundation (cofounded by Onslow Ford in 1998), this is a long-overdue and impressively executed survey.

Fariba Bogzaran, who edited the book, will moderate the symposium and speak about Onslow Ford’s importance in relation to the study of art and consciousness. A scholar and artist, Bogzaran founded the dream studies program at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley and is the founding director of the Lucid Art Foundation, created in collaboration with Onslow Ford. She has written extensively on the artist’s work and is coauthor of Extraordinary Dreams and Integral Dreaming.


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