WHY BE A KING WHEN YOU CAN BE A GOD

A 2016 SOLO EXHIBITION BY JOHN BAUNACH

Like many SF Muni patrons, Baunach rides with headphones, listening, but always watching the curious, the uncomfortable, the scary, the routine. Inspired constantly by the dualities of ideas that the collection of figures on the bus provokes. Baunach uses his time to collect, think, envision. The bus, windows, and the ambitions, talents, aspirations (and faith) held inside his fellow riders. He began to deconstruct and draw a critical focus to what it means to be reigning or worshiping, outstanding, or just plain ordinary. Sharpening his perception and perspective on where the lines between ordinary and extraordinary converge and play with one another, the colors and forms found in his work began to follow suit.

Work Life Balance

72in. x 60in. - Acrylic, charcoal, gold leaf, glitter, and SF muni passes on wood panel

Emperor Charlemagne

48in. x 30in. - Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas

We Put A Man On The Moon

48in. x 30in. - Acrylic and gold & bronze leaf on canvas

The Beauty of Medusa

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic, gold leaf, and resin on wood panel

The Fragility of Athena

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic, spray paint, on resin on wood panel

Socrates The Mentor

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic and resin on wood panel

Plato The Apprentice

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic and resin on wood panel

Chaste

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic, glitter, and resin on wood panel

Unchaste

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic, glitter, and resin on wood panel

Basic Faith

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic, spray paint, silver leaf, and resin on wood panel

Perception

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic, spray paint, gold leaf, and resin on wood panel

Hephaestion Loves Alexander the Great

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic, glitter, and resin on wood panel

Alexander the Great Loves Hephaestion

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic, glitter, and resin on wood panel

Lead From Behind

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic, silver leaf, and resin on wood panel

Consistency

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic, liquid gold, silver leaf, and resin on wood panel

OG Rep

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic, bronze leaf, and resin on wood panel

OG Dem

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic, gold leaf, and resin on wood panel

Circle Of Sacrifice

12in. x 12in. - Acrylic, glitter, silver leaf, and resin on wood panel

American Idol #7053

36in. x 36in. - Acrylic on wood panel

Pros and Cons 1

24in. x 18in. - Acrylic, SF muni passes, and resin on wood panel

Pros and Cons 2

24in. x 18in. - Acrylic, SF muni passes, and resin on wood panel

What Drives Us? - R

60in. x 36in. - Acrylic, glitter, gold leaf, and resin on wood panel

What Drives Us? - G

60in. x 36in. - Acrylic, glitter, gold leaf, and resin on wood panel

What Drives Us? - B

60in. x 36in. - Acrylic, glitter, gold leaf, and resin on wood panel

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