Stripe MEN – Maggie Yee

117 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060
First Friday Artist Image
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Full run of show Sep 6, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019

Reflections on the Road

A Sunday drive around the world really meant a drive around the island of Oahu. I was too young to realize where I was on the planet. Driving around the island and seeing the signage on storefronts whizzing by made an impression that still lingers today. I have fond memories of that time in my life and it is no wonder that vintage signs, old hotels, bars and road trips still hold a fascination for me.

My parents divorced when I was four and my father never remarried. When he passed in 2004, I found a stash of “bar” photos he continued to take since the 70’s. They depicted the companions he used to hang with in the bars. Later photos revealed women that appeared to be my father’s support system and I wanted to honor that. 

This selection of paintings tells the stories behind my road trips, a tribute to my single Dad and a changing world. Enjoy the adventure.

My primary medium is acrylic painting, secondary is mixed media assemblage. 

Selected exhibition: SOMArts Cultural Center San Francisco, Los Gatos Museum of Art, 

Joyce Gordon Gallery Oakland, Studio Gallery SF, Museum of Art and History Santa Cruz, 

Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery UCSC, Queen Emma Gallery, Honolulu State Library, 

Honolulu Hale, Ventura County Govt. Center.

Featured Publications: Sights About Town LA Times, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Weekly, Bay Area Reporter and The Daily Californian.