Smalltown Boy, 2005
Oil and graphite on panel
Collection of Nowell J. Karten, Los Angeles
© Marcelino Gonçalves
The latest exhibition in the ongoing New Work series presents the California museum premieres of three artists from across North America. Though they work independently, Tim Gardner (based in Victoria, British Columbia), Marcelino Gonçalves (based in Los Angeles), and Zak Smith (based in New York) share a common interest in combining and alternating among traditional art-making techniques such as painting, drawing, and photography. All three seek to broaden the realist style through a stated commitment to beauty, while exploring the visual expressions of memory, narrative, and desire.
The New Work series is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is generously supported by Collectors Forum, an SFMOMA auxiliary and the founding patron of the series. Major funding is also provided by Mimi Haas, Nancy and Steven H. Oliver, Robin Wright, and the Betlach Family Foundation.
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