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Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s “American Mystic”

FRAENKEL GALLERY, San Francisco

View of Ralph Eugene Meatyard's "American Mystic," Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, 2017.
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Brian Karl

Capturing the unseen has been a taking-off point for photographic ambition since the medium’s inception. Ephemeral moments, underlying truths, and the supernatural have all been teased out through choices around opening and closing shutters. Featuring small-format photographs produced from the mid-1950s through the early ’70s, this exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery,... continue reading
Suzanne Blank Redstone’s “1960s Portal Paintings”

JESSICA SILVERMAN GALLERY, San Francisco

View of Suzanne Blank Redstone’s “1960s Portal Paintings,” Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, 2016.
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Leigh Markopoulos

Fifty years after painting the earliest work in this exhibition, Suzanne Blank Redstone has her first solo show. The name may be unfamiliar, but her work at first glance appears to participate in a recognizably twentieth-century art-historical dialogue. Featuring primary-colored geometric forms and grids, her compositions instantly evoke Piet Mondrian,... continue reading
San Francisco Roundup

MULTIPLE VENUES, San Francisco

Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA, 2016. View from Yerba Buena Gardens.
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Jeanne Gerrity

The opening of a temporary exhibition space co-hosted by Andrew Kreps and Anton Kern, at a new gallery complex called Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco’s Dogpatch district, was timed to correspond with the arrival of the international art world elite to fête SFMOMA. These openings and reopenings come at a... continue reading
Richard T. Walker, the other side of meaning something other than this, 2015.
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Jeanne Gerrity

In a diminutive space in San Francisco’s financial district, the tradition of representing the vast landscape of the American West is extended and reinvigorated by Richard T. Walker and Letha Wilson. The natural and the manmade collide in Walker’s multimedia sculpture the other side of meaning something other than this... continue reading
View of José León Cerrillo, Ilja Karilampi, and Paul Chan, Kiria Koula, San Francisco, 2014.
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Jeanne Gerrity

Paul Chan is clearly energized by the Greek word polytropos. Homer used the word, translated as “cunning,” numerous times to describe Odysseus.(1) This information, conveyed by Chan to a rapt audience during a two-part lecture, was included in the opening-week program for the new gallery Kiria Koula in San Francisco’s... continue reading
View of Katarina Burin, “Pre-arranged Comfort,” Ratio 3, San Francisco, 2014.
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Mariah Nielson

Models are used in architectural practice to represent and communicate ideas. In “Pre-arranged Comfort,” artist Katarina Burin transforms San Francisco’s Ratio 3 into a 1:1 model that proposes an exhibition of the work of designer and activist Fran Hosken (b. 1920). Burin has constructed four spaces that compose an immersive... continue reading

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