Carl Dobsky: 'Ship of Fools' at John Pence Gallery

April 21, 2015 8:15 PM

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Carl Dobsky, a realist artist who is also the proprietor of San Francisco's Safehouse Atelier, is currently showing his recent six by nine foot canvas Ship of Fools at John Pence Gallery. The painting takes up an entire wall in Pence's Gallery Three, and is accompanied by eight preparatory studies of the painting's characters.

CD: The theme for the work has been around for a long time but kind of comes into it's own in the 15th and 16th centuries with works by the likes of Hieronymous Bosch and others. It usually depicts a boat without a pilot filled with deranged or people who are kind of oblivious to their situation. In...

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