With summer coming to a close and autumn just around the corner, it is time to explore San Francisco’s new must-see exhibitions and shows. LSS Art Advisory has highlighted the most anticipated offerings of the season below:
Jessica Silverman Gallery
Pussies, a solo-exhibition of works by Judy Chicago, is on view at Jessica Silverman Gallery from September 8 – October 28, 2017. The show is comprised of paintings, drawings, and ceramic plates made between 1968 and 2004, which explore women’s sexuality and feline companions.
A solo-exhibition of new photographs by Roe Ethridge is presented by Gagosian Gallery from September 21 – October 28, 2017. The show, entitled Innocence II, features a new series of large-scale photographs printed on brass. Through commercial images of fashion, merchandise, and advertisements, in addition to moments from his daily life, Ethridge’s works reveal the fine line between the generic and the personal, combining art historical themes with contemporary culture.
Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present simultaneous exhibitions of three significant wall drawings by Sol LeWitt, in conjunction with new photographs by Liz Deschenes. Loosely inspired by LeWitt, Deschenes’ new imageless photograms use photographic methods to explore conceptual possibilities introduced by the renowned 20th century artist. The exhibition is on view through October 28, 2017.
Other Gallery Exhibitions:
Legion of Honor
Klimt and Rodin: An Artistic Encounter will be on display at the Legion of Honor October 14, 2017 – 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 artists departed from conventional aesthetics to alter the course of art in the 20th century and beyond.
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
Mechanisms, a group exhibition including works by Louise Lawler, Park McArthur, Jean-Luc Moulene, Pope L., and Dahn Vo, will open at CCA Wattis on October 12, 2017 and remain open through February 24, 2018. The exhibition, curated by Anthony Huberman, brings together roughly 100 sculptures, photographs, videos, paintings, and site-specific installations to explore technology as a group of machines, objects, devices, systems and infrastructure, rather than a local industry.
Julie Mehretu’s HOWL, eon (I,II) is now on view at SFMOMA. The site-specific diptych, which features a base layer of distorted digital images of contemporary race riots, protests, and 19th century depictions of the American West, examines the competing motivations of destruction and preservation at the heart of nineteenth-century westward expansion, and explores how the Bay Area’s history of colonialism, capitalism, class conflict, and technological innovation have shaped the social and physical landscape.
Also opening at SFMOMA this month is a major retrospective of photographer Walker Evans. The show joins together over 300 prints, many of which have never before been exhibited, in conjunction with 100 documents and objects, revealing an exceptional eye for the details of daily life and understanding of 20th century America. The exhibition will be on view at SFMOMA from September 30, 2017 – February 4, 2018.