Now and Next 2020! di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art is a place for experimentation. New schedules and seasonal rhythms come along with the production of new work and an expanded programmatic scope. The campus is currently closed to the public for installation, but as sure as the days are becoming longer, experiments are readying for the curious. Early access begins January 29.  Read More...


Conversation Pieces


Conversation Pieces launches a new series of artist commissions in di Rosa’s Gallery 1 exhibition space showcasing work by emerging and mid-career artists who spark dialogue with the artistic legacy of Northern California. This series continues di Rosa’s ongoing interest in supporting the production of new work, and for the first time, expands the programmatic scope to include artists working outside the Bay Area not often presented here. Conversation Pieces broadly contextualize the impact of our region’s cultural landscape in transformative and unexpected ways but informed by aspects of the di Rosa collection as a springboard for experimental work and intergenerational dialogue.

Davina Semo Messenger

Davina Semo Core Reflections 

January 29 – June 28

Public Reception: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Gallery 1

San Francisco-based artist Davina Semo’s exhibition works across two and three dimensions, often utilizing industrial materials that examine tensions between nature, society and the self. Her project for di Rosa considers the unique setting of Gallery 1 in relation to the landscape as well as its siting as a point of public entry and assembly.




Davina Semo, Messenger, 2019, polished and patinated cast bronze bell, whipped nylon line, wooden clapper, powder-coated chain, hardware, bell: 32 inches tall x 13 inches diameter, overall dimensions variable. Photo: John Wilson White. Image courtesy of Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, and the artist.

Jim Drain Membrane

Jim Drain Membrane 

February 19 — December 27, 2020

Public Reception: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Gallery 1

Jim Drain’s long-term installation Membrane in Gallery 1 is designed to serve as a gathering space for a range of activities and events, including artist talks, lectures, symposia, and performances, as well as an area for lounging, reading, and daydreaming amidst di Rosa’s idyllic landscape. Demonstrating his collective and interdisciplinary background coupled with his intuitive, irreverent blend of assemblage, craft, and form, draw from; the project will resonate with the distinctive spirit of the Bay Area and its artistic legacy.


Jim Drain, Membrane (study), 2019, mixed media, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist.



Deborah Remington

May 13 — November 29, 2020

Public Reception: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Gallery 2

After decades of intermittent attention, Deborah Remington’s work is undergoing a steady rediscovery. Best known for her unusual mix of abstraction and illusionism, Remington’s paintings crystallize flatness and depth into luminous, hard-edged compositions that resemble machines, emblems, or shields. This exhibition will be the first to reconsider these forms in the context of America’s postwar technological ascendancy and Remington’s relationship with contemporaneous art historical developments, including Minimalism and Light and Space. Marking the artist’s first major institutional survey in the Bay Area in over 35 years, this exhibition presents the arc of Remington’s career from the late 1940s to the mid-2000s through some 60 artworks, and a broad selection of archival material, starting with her student work; progressing to her mature paintings and drawings; and ending with her highly embellished works from the last two decades of her life. 

Deborah Remington, Saratoga, 1972, oil on canvas, 91 x 87 inches. Image courtesy of the Deborah Remington Charitable Trust for the Visual Arts.


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