Waterhouse Gallery
Hsin-Yao Tseng
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 Evening Stroll
36 x 24 Oil $8200
Something About Us
30 x 24 Oil $7200
 Morning Light in Rose Garden
10 x 14 Oil $2000
Cold Winter, NYC
20 x 16 Oil $3900
 Sunset Reflections on Park Avenue NYC
14 x 14 Oil $2300
Lantern Light at Dusk
18 x 12 Oil $2500
Grand Central Station Commute
24 x 18 Oil
Alone in Midtown NYC
24 x 18 Oil
 Alley Light
20 x 10 Oil
   Rainy City Impression #1 SF
6 x 6 Oil
    Rainy City Impression #2 NYC
6 x 6 Oil $800
   Rainy City Impression #3 SF
6 x 6 Oil $800
  Rainy City Impression #4 NYC
6 x 6 Oil $800
  Rainy City Impression #5 NYC
6 x 6 Oil $800
   Rainy City Impression #6 NYC
6 x 6 Oil $800

20 x 10 Oil $2400

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San Francisco Fog 1
12 x 12 Oil SOLD
 San Francisco Fog 2
12 x 12 Oil SOLD


  Queen of the Garden 14 x 18 Oil $3000
  Repose 8x 10 Oil $1200
Choice's 16 x 24 Oil $3000 
 Urban Reflections 24 x 18 Oil $2200
 Morning Light on Mount Diablo 8 x 8 Oil $950
 San Francisco City Impression #2 Oil 6x6 $700
 Australian Wood Carver 30 x 20 Oil $4500
 SOMA Reflections 12 x 16 Oil $2000
 The Patriot 16 x 12 Oil $1500

 Kiln Cooking 16 x 20 Oil SOLD
Let's Ride 12 x 16 Oil SOLD
Beach Walk 24 x 30 Oil SOLD
 Intricate 12 x 12 Oil SOLD
 Walk in the Sunset 1 16 x 16 Oil SOLD
 Last Light over the Bay 9 x 12 Oil SOLD
Repair Man 20 x 16 Oil SOLD
 First Pumpkin Picking 18 x 14 Oil SOLD
  Blue Summer Hat 9 x 12 Oil SOLD
Fire & Flames 11 x 14 Oil SOLD
Rusty Wall 12 x 12 Oil SOLD
 Overlooking 18 x 24 Oil SOLD
 Santa Barbara Sunset 10 x 10 Oil SOLD
 The Spark of Yellow 16 x 12 Oil SOLD

  On the Wet Porch 14 x 11 Oil SOLD 

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Hsin-Yao Tseng 

This story was featured in the October 2015 issue of Southwest Art magazine.

A new show at Waterhouse Gallery this month presents a thoughtful look at modern society and its love affair with technology. The 35 paintings by San Francisco artist Hsin-Yao Tseng often capture urbanites “plugged in” as they amble through city streets, often with headphones cupping their ears. “It is apparent that people check their smartphones and iPads, answer emails, text, log in to Facebook, and post photos on Instagram constantly, day and night,” Tseng says. “A choice to participate in the current mainstream culture creates a sense of control, however, the demand to remain plugged in may control us.”

The show, aptly titled Disconnect, opens with a reception on Saturday, October 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tseng’s moody paintings, which sometimes border on abstraction, focus on the figure in the environment. The abstract sensibility is not an accident. Tseng has spent a great deal of time studying works by abstract painters, exploring in depth both their compositions and their “mark-making.”


DISCONNECT, the title piece, depicts two young women who appear captivated by their electronic devices, communicating as they stand back to back. “Here our notions of interconnectedness are challenged by our detachment from our surroundings,” Tseng says. “The headphone cable in this painting seems to connect the two figures, but the emotion and the spirit [of the figures] are separated or disconnected.”

In the painting LISTEN TO THE CITY, a young woman strolls across a San Francisco street with headphones draped around her neck. She is “unplugged” and appears to be paying attention to the actual sounds of the world around her, suggesting that there is a time to forego electronic devices. In yet another painting, Tseng suggests that people need to unplug in even more extreme ways: A lone figure stands in the middle of what seems a nature preserve or ?forest of some kind. It is winter, and the ground is blanketed in snow. “BLUE DECEMBER is a piece trying to guide people away from the city, all the ?stress and technology, and just appreciate the beauty of nature,” Tseng says. —Bonnie Gangelhoff