Ida’s local ties (besides playing the French horn in the El Camino Youth Symphony) include his stint as a studio assistant for the late abstract expressionist painter Sam Francis in Francis’ Palo Alto studio. This was an influential time for the young artist.
“We often talked about the correlation between music and painting, how it is really the same thing just using different senses,” Ida says on his website. “I have applied some of the same principles of music theory to my visual practice.”
Ida’s works are on display May 31 through Aug. 8 at Stanford Art Spaces, together with paintings by Warren J. Hedgpeth and fiber constructions by Aryana B. Londir.
Pictured: “Santa Monica Night” by Bryan Ida
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