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Sharon Stone’s New Exhibition: Paintings that Reveal 
the Power of Confronting Vulnerability
Gallery 181 in San Francisco Presents: “My Eternal Failure”

Gallery 181 at San Francisco’s 181 Fremont Residences has selected Sharon Stone for a new exhibition featuring a series of 18 paintings never before shown. On view April 11 through August 31, the gallery show is titled “My Eternal Failure.” The artist chose this title as a way to confront the valuable life-lessons she experienced during her six years living in San Francisco, some of her most vulnerable times ever. The exhibition is an ode to the place where she realized her strengths could overcome life-threatening challenges. This is the fourth time in 12 months Stone is chosen for a solo exhibition, following the success of three back-to-back shows with strong reviews (in Los Angeles, in Greenwich, and the show currently in Berlin until May 18). 

“We are thrilled to bring the powerful art of Sharon Stone for the first time to San Francisco. As a former resident of the City, she is integral to our cultural fabric and we are honored to welcome her back with this new gallery show. 181 Fremont is committed to celebrating the intersection of art and our community with provocative and intriguing programs like this one,” says Matt Lituchy, the Chief Investment Officer of Jay Paul Company (JPC). Located at an altitude of 700 feet in the sky, the art gallery serves as the crown of this majestic tower developed by JPC. The visually dramatic space on the 69th floor is the “highest art gallery in the world,” with unsurpassed views of the Pacific Ocean, the Bay Bridge, and all the major landmarks across San Francisco.

The cover of San Francisco Magazine’s April issue heralds the exhibition’s debut, and writer Michael McCarthy previews the gallery show by stating: “This fearless woman’s story takes on a new chapter. She picks up a paintbrush in the most genius way. As always, opening herself up to the world honestly and completely. She even returns to San Francisco to begin the work of finally healing, after a monumental health scare and heartbreak. And now the world knows Sharon Stone as something entirely new, as bold as ever in her eternal quest at evolving.”

The near death experience of Stone’s 2001 brain injury in San Francisco profoundly impacted her creativity, allowing her to see colors in a whole new way. The trauma, which almost ended her life, forever changed her relationship to color ‒ expanding her ability to see more colors around her than ever before. “This creative breakthrough happened to me in San Francisco, eventually leading me to a whole new world of creativity where I’m at today, through painting,” says Sharon Stone.

The sense of place of this exhibition reinforces “in situ” references – works of art made for a specific place, or that reference the site in which they are to be shown. Works that reflect their surroundings or the architecture framing them, revealing the complex relationship people have to a place. 


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