Must-See Art Guide: San Francisco
This week's guide features Nicole Wermers, Charles Garabedian, Diane Arbus, and more.
Before San Francisco ever was a tech destination it was a hub for artists, and even as its national role shifts and art fairs flock to the city attracted by Silicon Valley collectors, artists and galleries continue to hold their own. This week, be sure to head to Rena Branstein Gallery for a survey of Japanese artist Leiko Ikemura’s interdisciplinary work, especially her intimate terracotta sculptures. Over at SFMOMA, the major survey of early Diana Arbus that originally opened at the Met Breuer is now open to the public, but if straight-up “goth” is more your speed, gory painter Gottfried Helnwein is currently on display at Modernism Inc. For a wryly humorous approach, don’t miss Nicole Wermers at Jessica Silverman Gallery: Her delightfully titled Croissants & Architecture series is especially memorable and unexpected. Lastly, Hosfelt Gallery definitely deserves a stop for the fairy-tale paintings of Rina Banarjee, replete with inventive patterning and mysterious narratives.
With ambitious gallery programming and world-class museums, San Fran is destined to retain its spot as a crucial city for artists—assuming they can keep affording the rent.
Exhibition: “Nicole Wermers: Grundstück”
When: January 10–February 18, 2017
Where: Jessica Silverman Gallery, 488 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA
Exhibition: “Gottfried HELNWEIN: Red Harvest”
When: February 9–March 18, 2017
Where: Modernism Inc., 724 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA
When: February 4–March 11, 2017
Where: Rena Bransten Gallery, 1275 Minnesota Street #210, San Francisco, CA
Exhibition: “diane arbus: in the beginning”
When: January 21–April 30, 2017
Where: SFMOMA, 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA
Exhibition: “Rina Banerjee: Human Likeness”
When: January 28–March 4, 2017
Where: Hosfelt Gallery, 260 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA
Exhibition: “Takeshi Murata: 1,000 Years”
When: January 14–February 25, 2017
Where: Ratio 3, 2831A Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
When: January 10–March 18, 2017
Where: Ever Gold [Projects], 1275 Minnesota Steet, San Francisco, CA
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