Phil Gross was one of 18 artists whose works in oils will be exhibited at the 2009 Juried California State Fair Fine Arts Pavilion. The California State Fair runs from August 21 to September 7th at the Sacramento State Fair Expo.
His painting "Up Mason Street, SF" is 60 inches by 36 inches, oil on canvas. Winner of a the juror's Award of Merit, "Up Mason Street" depicts a dizzying view of a pedestrian making her way up one of San Francisco's steep streets. Gross uses both a telescopic viewpoint and a stretched verticality to create a composition that heightens the viewers sense of the extreme hills that San Francisco sits on.