HACKETT MILL: Decades in the Making (A Continuous Rotating Exhibition)

Exhibition Dates: October 26 - March 29, 2018

Exhibit Location: 145 Natoma Street, Ste. 400, San Francisco, CA  94105

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Hackett Mill presents Decades in the Making, a group show of seminal artists from the twentieth century. This special exhibition marks the opening of the gallery’s new location adjacent to SFMOMA in San Francisco’s thriving downtown district. Curated by gallery partners Francis Mill and Michael Hackett, Decades in the Making is a retrospective survey of the gallery’s own programming history and brings together masterful artists who each challenged the status quo of the art world in their respective time and place in profound and trailblazing ways. Designed to parallel the Hackett Mill curatorial philosophy of confronting the myth-making of the mid-twentieth century avant-garde, Decades in the Making presents unique and surprising juxtapositions of artworks crossing genres and eras, and a re-examination of how these artists made history by working against trends and staying true to their personal vision—a theme that also defines the gallery’s identity.

http://hackettmill.com/main

 

EDVARD MUNCH: Between the Clock and the Bed

Exhibit Date: June 24 - October 9, 2017

Exhibit Location: SFMOMA - 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA  94103

A master by the age of 30, Edvard Munch (1863–1944) was among the most celebrated and controversial artists of his generation. But, as he confessed in 1939, his true breakthrough came very late in life. Featuring 44 landmark compositions about art, love, mortality, and the ravages of time, Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed uses the artist’s last significant self-portrait as a starting point to reassess a lifetime of painting. Together, these profoundly human and technically daring artworks reveal Munch as a tireless innovator and an artist as revolutionary in his maturity as he was in his breakthrough years.

A master by the age of 30, Edvard Munch (1863–1944) was among the most celebrated and controversial artists of his generation. But, as he confessed in 1939, his true breakthrough came very late in life. Featuring 44 landmark compositions about art, love, mortality, and the ravages of time, Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed uses the artist’s last significant self-portrait as a starting point to reassess a lifetime of painting. Together, these profoundly human and technically daring artworks reveal Munch as a tireless innovator and an artist as revolutionary in his maturity as he was in his breakthrough years.

ANN GARDNER: air - water - earth

Exhibit Date: June 29 - August 26, 2017

Exhibit Location: Winston Wachter Fine Art - 203 Dexter Ave. North, Seattle, WA  98109

After her recent residency at the Museum of Glass, multi-media artist Ann Gardner has returned to her roots with “Air Water Earth.” Inspired by the large amount of time she spends in the water, she sought to create bubble-like forms. They are intentionally imperfect, as is nature, and created with breath, another element essential to sustaining life. These hanging forms remind her of the purity and simplicity she finds in glass, and the effortless way the medium helps her to express herself. Through her mosaic works, Gardner is able to express the complexity of light and the way in which it interacts with glass and the environment. Her panels flicker and seem to move with you. Each sculpture will transform itself depending on the location and time of day. Light becomes an integral and essential aspect of the works. Continuing her expression of the natural world around her, Gardner has captured the freedom of organic forms in bronze, a combination of natural elements itself. Her textured, delicate vine-like forms coil in and out of each other, as if they are resting in the midst of their growth. With bronze she is able to provide permanence to the creations she witnesses daily in her surrounding landscapes. Ann Gardner has won numerous awards, and her work is included in numerous major collections, including the National Museum of American Art, the American Craft Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Racine Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, and the Seattle Art Museum.  

After her recent residency at the Museum of Glass, multi-media artist Ann Gardner has returned to her roots with “Air Water Earth.” Inspired by the large amount of time she spends in the water, she sought to create bubble-like forms. They are intentionally imperfect, as is nature, and created with breath, another element essential to sustaining life. These hanging forms remind her of the purity and simplicity she finds in glass, and the effortless way the medium helps her to express herself.

Through her mosaic works, Gardner is able to express the complexity of light and the way in which it interacts with glass and the environment. Her panels flicker and seem to move with you. Each sculpture will transform itself depending on the location and time of day. Light becomes an integral and essential aspect of the works.

Continuing her expression of the natural world around her, Gardner has captured the freedom of organic forms in bronze, a combination of natural elements itself. Her textured, delicate vine-like forms coil in and out of each other, as if they are resting in the midst of their growth. With bronze she is able to provide permanence to the creations she witnesses daily in her surrounding landscapes.

Ann Gardner has won numerous awards, and her work is included in numerous major collections, including the National Museum of American Art, the American Craft Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Racine Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, and the Seattle Art Museum.

 

Matisse/Diebenkorn

Exhibit Date: March 11 - May 29, 2019

 

Presenting a new view of two of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary painters, Matisse/Diebenkorn is the first major exhibition to explore the profound inspiration Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993) found in the work of Henri Matisse (1869–1954). It brings together 100 extraordinary paintings and drawings—40 by Matisse and 60 by Diebenkorn—that reveal the connections between the two artists in subject, style, color, and technique.

The exhibition unfolds across the arc of Diebenkorn’s career—from early abstractions, through his Bay Area figurative years, to his majestic Ocean Park series—all in direct dialogue with works that he knew and admired by Matisse. Diebenkorn grew up in San Francisco, and first discovered Matisse as a Stanford University art student in the early 1940s. Over the next four decades, he pursued a serious study of the great French modernist’s work, drawing from his example to forge a style entirely his own.

https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/matisse-diebenkorn/

Frank Stella's Prints

Exhibit Date: November 5, 2016 - June 25, 2017

 

Frank Stella’s Prints highlights the American artist’s experimental printmaking over a twenty-five-year period starting in 1967, the year he began working in the medium. Examples are drawn from the Anderson Collection of Graphic Arts held in the Fine Arts Museums’ Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts and loans from Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson. Though he came to printmaking somewhat reluctantly, Frank Stella (b. 1936) eventually discovered its potential and has continued with the form. He began with lithography, making prints that expand upon formal concerns he explored in his painting practice such as scale, surface, and texture. The artist later incorporated additional print processes into his practice.

The exhibition provides an opportunity to consider the artist’s prints in the context of the major exhibition Frank Stella: A Retrospective. Some of the pieces in Frank Stella’s Prints reprise the paintings in the retrospective, including Jill (1967), from the Black Series II, based on his 1959 painting of the same title. Other prints, such as Squid (1989) and The Cabin. Ahab and Starbuck (Dome) (1992) are part of larger projects—in this case Moby Dick (1985–1997)—that the artist fashioned from paintings, relief-sculptures, collages, and prints.

Exhibit Location: de Young Museum, San Francisco - Anderson Gallery 17

https://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions/frank-stellas-prints

 

ART MIAMI - International Contemporary & Modern Art Fair

Fair Dates: November 29 -December 4, 2016

Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during art week at the midtown Miami complex in the renowned Wynwood Arts District. It is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States, attracting more than 82,000 collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe annually. Entering its 27th edition, Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.

The Art Miami Pavilion
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

http://www.artmiamifair.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=1

As I Am: Painting the Figure in Post-War San Francisco.....Curated by Francis Mill and Michael Hackett

Exhibit Dates: February 4 - March 13, 2016 

Exhibit Location: New York Studio School 8 W 8th St., New York, NY 10011

Hackett | Mill; San Francisco in conjunction with the New York Studio School presents:  As I Am: Painting the Figure in Post-War San Francisco

The first major survey in New York of 24 artworks by the founding members of the Bay Area Figurative Movement. Artists included are David Park, Elmer Bischoff and Richard Diebenkorn, as well as Joan Brown, William Theophilus Brown, Frank Lobdell, Manuel Neri, Nathan Oliveira, James Weeks and Paul Wonner.  
Nancy Boas, author of David Park: A Painter's Life, will lecture on the exhibition at the New York Studio School on March 1, 2016 at 6:30pm.

Exhibition accompanied by a limited edition catalogue

Gallery Open Daily: 10am - 6pm

http://nyss.org/exhibition/as-i-am/

FraenkelLAB

About FraenkelLAB

FraenkelLAB is a new venue for adventurous artwork located at 1632 Market Street. The new space, spearheaded by Frish Brandt and Jeffrey Fraenkel, features 18-foot ceilings and a large glass façade that offers a striking presence on San Francisco’s main thoroughfare.

The wide-ranging works to be presented at FraenkelLAB may be from any era and in any medium, and the exhibitions often will include contemporary and historical artists not currently represented by Fraenkel Gallery. Presentations may encompass video, painting, film screenings, performance, installations, readings, or projections on the FraenkelLAB façade, which can be seen from the street through the evening.

Located in the burgeoning Hayes Valley neighborhood, near Mid-Market and Civic Center, FraenkelLAB is a close neighbor to Zuni Café, the renowned restaurant established in 1979—the same year as Fraenkel Gallery.

As a preview of its new programming, from January 13-17, 2016, FraenkelLAB presented Reanimation (Snow White), 2014, by British artist Oliver Beer. This animated video, on loan from the renowned Kramlich Collection, was projected from inside the gallery and viewable from the street.

https://fraenkelgallery.com/fraenkellab


DAVID MAISEL: The Fall

Exhibit Location: HAINES GALLERY, San Francisco, CA

Exhibit Dates: January 7, 2016 - March 12, 2016

Haines Gallery proudly presents The Fall, a series of recent color photographs by California–based artist David Maisel. For nearly three decades, Maisel has created rigorous, captivating aerial photographs of landscapes affected by industry, agriculture, urban sprawl, and other forms of human intervention. Despite the political and environmental underpinnings of these images, Maisel’s work refuses didactic interpretation, evoking instead an experience that the artist has called the “apocalyptic sublime.”

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/55033296e4b0fe6c8e81e318/t/5671d3d39cadb60e5537c090/1450300393144/PR+Maisel_press+release.pdf



FRANK STELLA: A Retrospective

Exhibit Date: October 30, 2015 - February 7, 2016

Whitney Museum of American Art99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

The Museum will present a career retrospective of Frank Stella (b. 1936), one of the most important living American artists. This survey will be the most comprehensive presentation of Stella’s career to date, showcasing his prolific output from the mid-1950s to the present through approximately 120 works, including paintings, reliefs, maquettes, sculptures, and drawings. Co-organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Whitney, this exhibition will feature Stella’s best-known works alongside rarely seen examples drawn from collections around the world. Accompanied by a scholarly publication, the exhibition will fill the Whitney's entire fifth floor, an 18,000-square-foot gallery that is the Museum’s largest space for temporary exhibitions.

Frank Stella: A Retrospective is organized by Michael Auping, Chief Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, in association with Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and with the assistance of Carrie Springer, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

PAINTING SET FREE - J.M.W. Turner

Exhibit Date: June 20 - September 20, 2015

de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) was one of the greatest British artists of the nineteenth century. His paintings are revered for their spectacular effects of light and color, and have influenced generations of artists. His late work, created between 1835 and 1850, articu­lated a radical vision that was heedless of public reaction, and explored such themes as the rise and fall of civilizations, the natural and industrial worlds, and religious and cultural mythology.

J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free was organized by Tate Britain in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the J. Paul Getty Museum. It has been curated by Sam Smiles, professor of art history and visual culture at Exeter University; and David Blayney Brown, Manton Curator of British Art 1790–1850 at Tate Britain; with Amy Concannon, assistant curator 1790–1850 at Tate Britain. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue and a series of public programs at the de Young.

https://deyoung.famsf.org/turner/about


Promised Land: Jacob Lawrence at the Cantor

Exhibit Dates: April 1, 2015 - August 3, 2015

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Stanford, Calif.— Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the late Dr. Herbert J. Kayden of New York City and his daughter Joelle Kayden, Stanford MBA ’81, of Washington, D.C., the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University now holds one of the largest collections in any museum of the work of Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000). Lawrence is among the most important artists of the 20th century and is a leading voice in the artistic portrayal of the African American experience. Staunch supporters of Stanford and the Cantor’s educational mission, the Kaydens have gifted to the museum an unparalleled collection of 56 works by Lawrence and one by his wife, Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence.

http://museum.stanford.edu/news_room/Jacob-Lawrence.html

Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

De Young Museum, San Francisco

Exhibit: March 7 - May 31, 2015

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition highlights works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century.  See this rare presentation of some of the most iconic images in the history of Western art as they travel to San Francisco from the National Galleries of Scotland.  Paintings selected from the collection include masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Diego Valazquez, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Sir Henry Raeburn, Frederic Edwin Church, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Braque.

http://deyoung.famsf.org/scotland

Pop Art from the Anderson Collection

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Exhibit: August 13, 2014 - October 26, 2015

For the past 50 years, Bay Area art collectors Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson have passionately assembled one of the most outstanding private collections of 20th-century post-war American art in the world. On September 21, more than 100 extraordinary works from their collection— donated to Stanford University—will be on view in a new museum adjacent to the Cantor Arts Center: the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. To celebrate its new neighbor, the Cantor presents an exhibition of spectacular Pop Art works on loan from SFMOMA’s own Anderson collection. 

https://anderson.stanford.edu/

 

 

Keith Haring: The Political Line

De Young Museum, San Francisco

Exhibit: November 8, 2014 - February 16, 2015

Keith Haring: The Political Line has its US premiere at the de Young and is the first major Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades. Many of the works are on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation, New York, with supplemental loans from public and private collections. Several pieces have not been published or on public view since the artist’s death, in 1990.

The Political Line will feature more than 130 works, including large-scale paintings on tarpaulins and canvases, sculptures, and a number of the artist’s subway drawings. The exhibition creates a narrative that explores Haring’s responses to nuclear proliferation, racial inequality, the excesses of capitalism, environmental degradation, and other issues of deep personal concern.

Haring’s work has long been a part of San Francisco’s visual culture. He created works for diverse venues in San Francisco during his lifetime, including murals for DV8, a club once located in the South of Market neighborhood, and a huge, multi-panel painting for the South of Market Childcare Center (also known as the Saint Patrick's Daycare Center). Haring’s outdoor sculpture Untitled (Three Dancing Figures) (1989), located at Third and Howard Streets, is a prominent feature of Moscone Convention Center, and his triptych altarpiece The Life of Christ (1990) is installed in the AIDS Chapel at Grace Cathedral.

https://deyoung.famsf.org/haring/about



Pop Art from the Anderson Collection at SFMOMA

Cantor Arts Center at Standford University

Exhibit Dates: April 13, 2014 - October 26, 2015

Stanford, Calif.—For the past 50 years, Bay Area art collectors Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson have passionately assembled one of the most outstanding private collections of 20th-century post-war American art in the world. On September 21, more than 100 extraordinary works from their collection— donated to Stanford University—will be on view in a new museum adjacent to the Cantor Arts Center: the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. To celebrate its new neighbor, the Cantor presents an exhibition of spectacular Pop Art works on loan from SFMOMA’s own Anderson collection.

http://museum.stanford.edu/news_room/pop-art.html

Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California

Oakland Museum 

Exhibit Dates: September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015

Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California illuminates local histories and social forces that changed the face of art in—and beyond—the Golden State. Weaving together art and ephemera from the collections of the Oakland Museum of California and SFMOMA, the exhibition tells the stories of four creative communities at decisive moments in the history of California art: the circle of artists who worked with, influenced, and were influenced by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in San Francisco in the 1930s; the legendary painters and photographers associated with the California School of Fine Arts in the 1940s and 1950s, including Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Minor White, and Imogen Cunningham; the free-spirited faculty and students at UC Davis in the 1960s and 1970s, such as Robert Arneson, Wayne Thiebaud, William T. Wiley, and Bruce Nauman; and the streetwise, uncompromisingly idealistic artists at the center of a vibrant new Mission scene that took root in the 1990s through the present, including Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Amy Franceschini,  Ruby Neri, Alicia McCarthy, and Rigo 23, along with many others.

http://www.museumca.org/exhibit/fertile-ground-art-and-community-california