Hotaling Studio

The Lower Level at 30 Hotaling Place - half a block north of the TransAmerica Pyramid
and the Redwood Park - is for lease!  The listing agent is Anne Lawrence at Alain Pinel Realtors:

Anne, in partnership with property manager Peter Scott , has "staged" the Lower Level to reflect its versatility and usefullness for a variety of commercial and creative applications.  With almost 6,000 wide-open square feet, gallary walls & lighting, and a central location surrounded by art & antique galleries & showrooms, the space has been used as a fitness and yoga gym, a photography studio, an art school and most recently as an art gallery.


In November of 2010, with a budget of $300, three weeks’ time and no illusions about his artistic skill, Peter quickly painted or assembled seven large works and brought in three other original works from his personal collection, including "a tratar" below, to the left of "Mirror".

"Triptych4CP" sold to a local collector for $300 (bringing the show out of the red) and has been replaced with a triptych using the same colors in a different design which you can see in a more recent photo on Anne Lawrence's listing.


"Mirror" is a collage of black and white photographs of famous and not-famous people looking at them-selves in the mirror.  The mirror was salvaged from the old Cyprus Club around the corner on Jackson St.

"Sycophant's Corner" features "1958" - a poster which glorifies the Coast Guard Academy's quarterback from 1958.  The nine colors behind the photograph are 1958 Ford Motor Company automobile colors.   "Bridger" (to the left of "1958") looks deep into the eye of a Bichon Frise to reveal its adoring owner whose image (and camera) is reflected there.  (The quarterback owns the building and his wife loves her dog.)  "Pam" to the right, is a work in progress.

"Great Balls of Fire" happened by accident when - desperate to finish his show - Peter found three red Christmas ornaments in a recycling bin.   "Golden Quintych", from the artist's private collection of original works, is partially in view to the right - he painted it for himself as a 50th birthday present in September of 2010.


In September, 2011, with no budget and a few leftover cans of black and white paint, Peter began work on the new Black and White Gallery in the larger rear of the space.  
Works include "White" (above) - a deep and penetrating view into whiteness. What does "white" mean?  How does "whiteness" affect our daily lives?  What are the ultimate manifestations of whiteness?  (Liberaci and his chaufuer are washed in Pratt & Lambert Flat Acoustic White in the lower-left corner of the throughful assemblege.)  

Similarly, the relationship between black and white is intimately explored in Peter's groundbreaking Triptych "Untitled" (above).



"Mountain Road" (sold) explores the complex relationship between headlights and a snow-covered mountain.  Where are we going?  What motivates our Sisyphusian struggle?  Should we use snow tires or chains?


 "Black" looks deep into the eye of blackness.  What is the nature of the black soul?  How does "blackened" differ from "blackness"?  Why does a pea have a black eye?   (Not for sale.)


To see the space and the ever-changing show, contact Peter Scott at (415) 292-3623 or Anne Lawrence:
phone: 415.814.8240           fax: 415.353.5777              cell: 415.533.6980