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Ken Lum’s “What’s old is old for a dog”

CCA WATTIS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, San Francisco

Ken Lum, Melly Shum Hates Her Job, 1989–2018.
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Monica Westin

Ken Lum is a prolific writer as well as a conceptual artist, deeply attuned to semiotics across media, whose past work includes a series of “language paintings” that depict nonsensical words in colorful designs. He would probably be amused to hear that I turned to the Oxford English Dictionary while... continue reading
Matthew Angelo Harrison’s “Prototypes of Dark Silhouettes”

JESSICA SILVERMAN GALLERY, San Francisco

Matthew Angelo Harrison, Dark Silhouette: Seated, 2018.
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Jeanne Gerrity

In an early scene in the recent blockbuster hit Black Panther, the black supervillain Erik Killmonger disputes the narrative spewed to him by a supercilious white curator regarding an African artifact on view in the “Museum of Great Britain,” asserting instead that it is a spoil of war from the... continue reading
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

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