San Francisco Gallery Highlights: Winter 2018

February 8, 2018

San Francisco’s art scene has a lot to offer this winter. Read below for recommendations on must-see museum and gallery exhibitions:

Liam Everett’s third solo-exhibition at Altman Siegel, entitled “Fais semblant qu’on n’est pas ici,” features new paintings such as Untitled (I would have a scythe of perfect curvature and so would you) (2017) (image courtesy of Altman Siegel).


Altman Siegel
Fais semblant qu’on n’est pas ici, Liam Everett’s third solo exhibition at Altman Siegel, is on view through March 3, 2018. Building on recent investigations, Everett presents a new body of work that unfolds interrelated systems and interpretations of support. Fais semblant qu’on n’est pas ici includes new paintings, sculpture and a raised floor. Highlighting the gallery space through a transformation of architecture and light, Everett’s installation emphasizes the physical act of supporting a painting, the routine practice an artist undertakes daily, as well as pedagogical rituals shaped through rehearsal.

Installation view of “Open House: The Modern Institute” on view at Jessica Silverman Gallery through March 3, 2018 (image courtesy of Jessica Silverman Gallery).

Jessica Silverman Gallery
Open House: The Modern Institute,  a curated exhibition featuring thirteen artists from Glasgow’s The Modern Institute, is on view at Jessica Silverman Gallery through February 24, 2018. The title of the exhibition comes from a work by Scottish artist Scott Myles, who screen-printed the text ‘OPEN HOUSE’ on The Modern Institute’s Aird’s Lane gallery office door, removed it from its original frame and re-installed it on the gallery wall as part of his 2017 solo show. For the duration of the exhibition, Myles relocated his studio to the gallery, using it as site for simultaneous display of production and presentation. Like Myles’ work, OPEN HOUSE represents the portal/threshold by which works pass from the site of their creation into the wider world.

Wolfgang Tillmans’ Device Control EP (2016) is among the works featured in “Art & Vinyl,” on view at Fraenkel Gallery through March 3rd (image courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery).

Fraenkel Gallery
Fraenkel Gallery presents  Art & Vinyl: Artists & The Record Album from Picasso to the Present, an exhibition examining the ways in which artists have been drawn to records as mediums for original works of art. Comprised of more than one hundred works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Cindy Sherman, Art & Vinyl marks the first in-depth exhibition to focus on works of art created specifically for an album, composer or musician. Seen together, the albums span seven decades and a vast array of conceptual strategies, sketching an idiosyncratic history of art from the mid-20th century to the present.

Ratio 3 presents “Paradiso,” an exhibition of new photographs by New York-based artist Ryan McGinley, including Flood Light Horizon (2017) (image courtesy of Ratio 3).

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