In San Francisco this holiday season? LSS Art Advisory recommends these must-see gallery and museum exhibitions:
Spanning three decades of his career, Adam Fuss’s ninth solo-exhibition with Fraenkel Gallery, Liquids 1987–2017, explores the expressive potential of liquids in a variety of dynamic states. Made without a camera, Fuss’s photograms and daguerreotypes are distilled to the fundamental components of the medium: light, subject matter, and photo-sensitive paper or metal. Through varied photographs of glycerin drops, waterfalls, and snakes rippling along the surface of still water, Fuss magnifies the versatile and volatile nature of liquids when manipulated and when in motion.
A solo-exhibition of new works by Sam Messenger features a selection of works on paper created throughout 2017, as well as paintings from 2014. Messenger’s recent works demonstrate the artist’s continuing engagement with intricate, geometric patterns that convey a sense of materiality and an illusion of depth through their interlacing, web-like designs.
Berggruen also presents an exhibition of new paintings by American artist Christopher Brown, entitled The Waters Sliding, which demonstrates Brown’s engagement with themes tied to history and memory. A Selection of Color Prints from the 1980s and 90s, featuring works by Richard Diebenkorn is also on view at the gallery.
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Other Notable Exhibitions:
- Hackett Mill
- Altman Siegel
- Anglim Gilbert Gallery
- Adrian Rosenfeld Gallery
- Casemore Kirkeby
- Jessica Silverman Gallery
- Dolby Chadwick
- Gagosian Gallery
- Rena Bransten Gallery
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, a nonprofit
Legion of Honor
Klimt and Rodin: An Artistic Encounter is on view at the Legion of Honor through January 28, 2018. The exhibition, which marks the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death in 1917 and the death of Gustav Klimt in 1918, explores the relationship between the artists and their profound impact on the art world. Rodin, regarded as the “father of modern sculpture” and Klimt, a founding member of the Viennese Secession movement, both departed from conventional aesthetics to alter the course of art in the 20th century and beyond.
New Work: Kerry Tribe, a two-channel video installation by the Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker, is on view at SFMOMA. The show, Tribe’s first solo-exhibition at a major U.S. museum, explores questions of empathy, communication and performance, offering insight into the work of Standardized Patients–professional actors who portray patients in a simulated clinical environment as part of medical students’ training. Developed through close collaboration with professionals at Stanford University and the University of Southern California, the installation builds upon her history of engaging individuals from the acting and medical communities and exploring the willing suspension of disbelief.
Also set to open this month at SFMOMA is Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules, a retrospective celebrating the artist’s continual experimentation with materials and collaborative working processes. Featuring more than 150 prints, sculptures, paintings, and Combines (works incorporating painting and sculpture), the exhibition demonstrates how Rauschenberg broke down boundaries between disciplines, anticipated many of the defining cultural and social issues of our time.
- Berkeley Art Museum
- CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts