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Exhibitions + Events

Come to an exhibition or event to meet local artists and learn more about contemporary art. In keeping with our mission to promote Northern California art, we present rotating exhibitions year-round, focusing on both new and established artists. We feature solo, group, and thematic shows representing a diverse range of art practices, from painting to photography to new media.

Mirang Wonne + Fumiyo Yoshikawa

May 9–June 10, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 9, 5–7 p.m.

For the last three decades, Mirang Wonne has embodied natural forms in unexpected mediums. She uses primarily industrial materials that paradoxically amplify the organic intensity of those forms, capitalizing on their physical and optical peculiarities. In her recent work, Wonne has added genuine gold leaf to her torched mesh pieces. By incorporating historical gold leaf techniques and materials into her contemporary work, Wonne achieves results that are unpredictably subtle and intimate, as alluring as gemstones and as transcendent as thoughts.

Fumiyo Yoshikawa, Pieces of Mind #16, 2016; photo: courtesy the artist

Silvia Poloto The Poetics of Space

June 13–July 15, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 13, 5–7 p.m.

San Francisco–based painter Silvia Poloto presents The Poetics of Space, a new body of work that uses paper as its primary medium, now enhanced with mixed media gestures. This group of paintings expands Poloto’s inquiry and engagement with space — the real and imagined distance between objects and ideas, between people, and communities, and the possibilities of connection. The dynamics between composition and abandon, intuition and control, and the wisdom of lived experience toward the opening to discovery. This work approaches beauty as a universal transcendental that provokes, enables, and frames human conversations.

Silvia Poloto, Poetics of Space #2, 2017; photo: Don Felton, Almac Camera

Rory Earnshaw Contact 49

July 18–August 19, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 18, 5–7 p.m.

Photographer Rory Earnshaw began this series about San Francisco in 1989. Walking around the city with a film camera and a tripod, he tried to make every frame count. Over the course of more than twenty-five years, he has shot black and white images that became this series Contact 49, the series of forty-nine images taken within the forty-nine square miles of San Francisco includes photos of Market Street corridor, the Mission District, Union Square, the Presidio, and many other places.

Rory Earnshaw, ­­­­Mission Dolores, 1989; photo: courtesy the artist