The thousands of artworks at SFMOMA offer countless opportunities to look closely and think deeply about some of the most amazing artists of our time. To celebrate both the artists on view in the newly expanded museum and the creative communities of the Bay Area, 50 Artists invites local artists and creative professionals to share how icons of modern and contemporary art matter to them. This week, artist and photographer Klea McKenna investigates Alfred Stieglitz’s Poplar series.
Klea McKenna’s work has been shown and published internationally and is in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as well as numerous private collections. She is represented by Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles. In addition to her own art practice, she was co-founder and photographer at In The Make, an online arts journal that published studio visits and interviews with over 120 West Coast artists from 2011 to 2015. Born in 1980, she is the daughter of renegade ethnobotanists Kathleen Harrison and Terence McKenna. Klea lives in San Francisco with her husband and their young daughter.