Exhibitions at Fort Mason

On View at Fort Mason

Mirang Wonne + Fumiyo Yoshikawa

May 9−June 10, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 9, 5–7 p.m.
  • gold leaf painting with tree branch imagery on beige background

    Mirang Wonne, Gold Trees, 2017; photo: Don Felton, Almac Camera

  • painting with dripping brown gold and beige flower imagery

    Mirang Wonne, Alchemy 5, 2017; photo: Don Felton, Almac Camera

  • gold leaf painting with branch and flower patterns

    Mirang Wonne, Alchemy 4, 2017; photo: Don Felton, Almac Camera

  • Organic abstract painting marks on paper, Fumiyo Yoshikawa

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

  • painting with three layered rectangles and abstract imagery on teal background

    Fumiyo Yoshikawa, Pieces of Mind #13, 2016; photo: courtesy the artist

  • painting with 3 layered rectangles and organic abstract water marks

    Fumiyo Yoshikawa, Pieces of Mind #14, 2016 photo: courtesy the artist

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 uses Japanese brush painting methods nihonga and sumi-e. The traditional brush used in these methods is organic and simple; it’s the perfect tool for her boundless expression. While sumi-e and nihonga are time consuming, and require skilled mastery, the production process is a joyous contemplative journey for Yoshikawa. She is fascinated by the birth and passing of all creatures in the universe, their coexistence, and the infinite cycle of life and death.

To RSVP for the reception, email artistsgallery@sfmoma.org.


Upcoming at Fort Mason

Silvia Poloto The Poetics of Space

June 13−July 15, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 13, 5–7 p.m.
  • yellow circle and black dripped paint on a gray background

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

  • painting with yellow rectangle and two red dripping circles

    Silvia Poloto, Poetics of Space #3, 2017; photo: Don Felton, Almac Camera

  • painting half covered in yellow with red and white abstract shapes

    Silvia Poloto, Poetics of Space #4, 2017; photo: Don Felton, Almac Camera

  • Silvia Poloto

    Silvia Poloto, Poetics of Space #10, 2017; photo: Don Felton, Almac Camera

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.

To RSVP for the reception, email artistsgallery@sfmoma.org.


Rory Earnshaw Contact 49

July 18−August 19, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 18, 5–7 p.m.
  • black and white photo of mission delores

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

  • black and white photograph of a flag pole

    Rory Earnshaw, Flag Poles, Civic Center, 2009; photo: courtesy the artist

  • black and white photograph of a winding path to the front of an old building

    Rory Earnshaw, Merced Reservoir, 2014; photo: courtesy the artist

  • black and white photograph of a cross in a Church

    Rory Earnshaw, St Dominic’s, 2015; photo: courtesy the artist

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.

All 49 black and white film prints will be on exhibit. There is also an artist’s book of the same title available for purchase.

To RSVP for the reception, email artistsgallery@sfmoma.org.


Artist Gallery Selections

August 21, 2018
Upcoming
magic hour painting of trees and landscape

Willard Dixon, The Blue Shed I, 2005; photo: courtesy the artist

Join us at the Artists Gallery for selections from our program. Works by Robert Katsusuke Ogata, Willard Dixon, John Bucklin, Silvia Poloto, Robert Larson, and others are on view in the gallery in Building A.