Must-See Art Guide: San Francisco

This week's guide features Andy Goldsworthy, Nam June Paik, Roy De Forest, and more.

Roy De Forest, Drawing (1990). Courtesy of Brian Gross Fine Art.

San Francisco’s museums may be the first thing grabbing the attention of out-of-town visitors, especially with the recently renovated San Francisco Museum of Modern Art having reopened its doors last year.  But the city has been attracting an increasing number of important galleries and dealers, so its local gallery scene may soon be stealing the spotlight.

This week, there’s plenty to choose from: Head over to Brian Gross Fine Art for the eccentric, psychedelic drawings of Roy De Forest, which also feature the artist’s elaborate handmade frames. Fraenkel Gallery hosts the photo-based paintings of Elisheva Biernoff that, with their casual snapshot aesthetic, hint at intimate family histories. If you’re an Andy Goldsworthy fan, you should pay a visit to Haines Gallery for “Drawing Water Standing Still,” a solo exhibition dedicated to his recent photographic and video work. Then, Hosfelt Gallery mounts a group show with an intriguing concept, where each artist exemplifies “the ethos of Silicon Valley in the form of the genius ‘garage’ inventor.” Here you’ll find sculpture built out of old electronics, notably including the work of pioneering artist Nam June Paik.

Fine our full list of picks below.

 

Exhibition:Man of Our Times: Drawings by Roy De Forest
When:
May 6–July 1, 2017
Where:
Brian Gross Fine Art, 248 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA

Hung Liu, Black Madonna (2016). Courtesy of Rena Bransten Gallery.

Exhibition:Hung Liu: Promised Land
When:
April 29–June 24, 2017
Where:
Rena Bransten Gallery, 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA

Karin Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordström, Lou. Courtesy of Crown Point Press.

Exhibition: “Summer Choices: A Group Exhibition­”
When:
June 6–September 2, 2017
Where:
Crown Point Press, 20 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA

Alan Rath, Bumper II (1990). Courtesy of Hosfelt Gallery.

Exhibition:Garage Inventors
When:
May 6–July 1, 2017
Where:
Hosfelt Gallery, 260 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA

Lucy Williams, The Winter Pool (2017). Courtesy of Berggruen Gallery.

Exhibition:Lucy Williams: Pools
When:
June 12–July 29, 2017
Where:
Berggruen Gallery, 10 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA

Elisheva Biernoff, A Polaroid Land Photograph (2015). Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery.

Exhibition:ELISHEVA BIERNOFF: PAINTINGS
When:
May 11–July 8, 2017
Where:
Fraenkel Gallery, 49 Geary Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA

Isaac Abrams,
The Momentary Joy of the Orgasmic Butterfly
(2017). Courtesy of Robert Koch Gallery.

Exhibition:ISAAC ABRAMS: HISTORY OF MY DREAMS
When:
June 1–September 2, 2017
Where:
Robert Koch Gallery, 49 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA

Jean Dessirer, Femme Fleur (2015). Courtesy of Modernism Inc.

Exhibition:Jean Dessirier: Mythologies
When: June 15, 2017–Saturday, August 19, 2017
Where:
Modernism Inc., 724 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA

Hugh Scott-Douglas, IOI-Service (2017). Courtesy of Jessica Silverman Gallery.

Exhibition:Sea Changes
When:
June 2–July 8, 2017
Where:
Jessica Silverman Gallery, 488 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA

Andy Goldsworthy, Kelp thrown into a grey, overcast sky. Drakes Beach, California. 14 July, 2013 (2013). Courtesy of Haines Gallery.

Exhibition:Andy Goldsworthy: Drawing Water Standing Still
When:
June 1–July 29, 2017
Where:
Haines Gallery, 49 Geary Street,­ San Francisco, CA

Will Day, Woman Resting. Courtesy of The McLoughlin Gallery.

Exhibition:Will Day: Exaltation
When:
May 11–July 8, 2017
Where:
The McLoughlin Gallery, 49 Geary Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA

Ricardo Mazal, Violet Red 4 (2017). Courtesy of Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery.

Exhibition:Ricardo Mazal: New Work
When:
Ongoing
Where:
Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, 49 Geary Street, Suite 509, San Francisco, CA

 


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