Must-See Art Guide: San Francisco

This week's shows include Michael Wold, Matisse, Roy Lichtenstein, and others.

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Henri Matisse,
Donald Feasel, #61 (2013). Courtesy of Brian Gross Fine Art.
Michael Wolf "Paris Roof Top #4" (2014)
Michael Wolf, Paris Roof Top #4 (2014). Courtesy of Robert Koch Gallery.
Natalie Arnoldi, "The Deep" (2014)
Natalie Arnoldi, The Deep I (2014). Courtesy of Modernism Inc.
Christina Burch, "Luminous Ground" (2014)
Christina Burch, Luminous Ground (2014). Courtesy of Adler & Co. Gallery.
Yoshitomo Saito, "Gymnopédies: Loop" (2013)
Yoshitomo Saito, Gymnopédies: Loop (2013). Courtesy of Haines Gallery.
Henri Matisse, "La Conversation (The Conversation)" (1938)
Henri Matisse, La Conversation (The Conversation) (1938). Courtesy of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
Roy Lichtenstein, "Painting with Statue of Liberty" (1983)
Roy Lichtenstein, Painting with Statue of Liberty (1983). Courtesy of the de Young Museum.
Mujeres Sin Compromiso, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery
Courtesy of Adobe Books Backroom Gallery.
Tim Etchells, G.O. (2010). Courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Tim Etchells, G.O. (2010). Courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery.

We took a look at the calendar, and there are only 11 days left in August. Don’t waste a minute. The state’s fourth-largest city is hosting a series of exciting solo shows, offering something to suit every aspect of your cultural needs, from photography and sculpture to American and Japanese Art. This week’s focus on the Bay Area includes local artist Donald Feasél at Brian Gross Fine Art, who abstractly captures the aspects of energy and anatomy. Or catch two shows in one place by heading over to the Richmond District for shows at the Robert Koch Gallery, where artist Michael Wolf is presenting appropriated images of Paris from Google Street View, and at Haines Gallery, where Japanese artist Yoshitomo Saito is showing a selection of recent bronze works for his ninth exhibition in the space. If you’re in the mood to see colorful works by a modern master, head over to the SFMOMA, showcasing four decades of Matisse‘s career, including paintings, drawings, and bronzes. If solo shows aren’t doing it for you, be sure to check out the de Young Museum’s exhibition of modern and contemporary art, organized into three generational groupings, allowing for a remarkable overview of American art, from the end of World War II through the end of the century.


Exhibition: Donald Feasél: Cannery Park Paintings

When: July 10–August 23, 2014

Where: Brian Gross Fine Art, 248 Utah Street, San Francisco, California 94103


Exhibition: Michael Wolf: Paris Abstract

When: July 10–August 30, 2014

Where: Robert Koch Gallery, 49 Geary Street, San Francisco, California 94108


Exhibition: Natalie Arnoldi: 122 Degrees West

When: July 10–September 6, 2014

Where: Modernism Inc., 685 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105


Exhibition: Love and the Skull (Part of the ongoing series: Garland of Skulls)

When: July 15–September 6, 2014

Where: Adler & Co. Gallery, 77 Geary Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, California 94108


Exhibition: Yoshitomo Saito: Ethos in Bronze

When: July10–August 30, 2014

Where: Haines Gallery, 49 Geary Street, Suite 540, San Francisco, California 94108


Exhibition: Matisse from SFMOMA

When: November 9, 2013–September 7 2014

Where: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd Street, San Francisco, California 94103


Exhibition: Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection

When: June 7–October 12, 2014

Where:  de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, California 94118


Exhibition: Mujeres Sin Compromiso

When: August 14–August 30, 2014

Where: Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, 3130 24th Street, San Francisco, California 94110


Exhibition: Celebrate Summer

When: June 26–August 29, 2014

Where: Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 464 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California 94108

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