Chacon, Omar: Not Your 1970's Rainbows

The headliner at Lincart is Omar Chacon, back in the larger, more formal gallery space. His work is beautiful. It is happy, joyful and uplifting. The work is just as engaging at close range as it is from far away. The work is alive with the rhythm of bright colors and texture.

Knowing about Chacon's artistic process makes the viewing experience more rewarding. The acrylic multi colored stripes of paint are first formed on wax paper. After they dry they are glued to the work's surface. Although the primary colors sing with familiarity, the combinations are fresh and new. This is the rainbow of your mid-seventies kindergarten classrooms all grown up.

Best are the linear works whose narrow stripes move in unison like shallow surf at Stinson. The most desirable piece in the show is actually many little works hung together in the front window of the gallery. These small pieces are $1000 each but if you bring home just one by itself it will be lonely. The other prevalent style is multi-colored ovals like eggs with many yolks, reminiscent of crowds of people viewed from above. The third style I can only describe as little explosions layered on top of each other, also rainbowed.

Because Omar's strong practice of art background is combined with a scholarly art historian's thoughtfulness, he is the real deal. Omar graduated with a major in art and a minor in art history from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. He did his graduate work in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. He is represented in San Francisco by Charles Linder's Lincart and Greene Contemporary in Sarasota. He showed at Greene Contemporary in New York in January 2007.

This show $1000-$7000