COMMUNITY OPEN STUDIOS / HACIENDO ARTE CON TODOS
Focused on creativity and communal participation, visitors of all ages are encouraged to stop by and make something at the art stations arranged on the patio of Gallery 1. Education staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist with the creative experience and non-toxic art supplies are provided (please do not bring your own materials). Click HERE for additional information
MARCH 9 - DECEMBER 29, 2019
The works by 40 artists in this exhibition address the world by offering generative visions of transformation and repair through social, physical, and ceremonial relationships. Curated by Dan Nadel, this is the first in an ongoing series of exhibitions exploring di Rosa’s remarkable holdings of Northern California art organized by guest curators from beyond the Bay Area.
FEBRUARY 23 - DECEMBER 29, 2019
This exhibition marks the artist’s first major institutional survey on the West Coast since 1981 and includes over 100 works of art in ceramic, painting, drawing, and bronze.
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS 2020
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22
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 contextualizes the impact of our region’s cultural landscape in transformative and unexpected ways by referencing aspects of the di Rosa collection as a springboard for experimental work and intergenerational dialogue.
Davina Semo: Core Reflections
January 29 – June 28, 2020
Davina Semo 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
February 12 - December, 2020
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. Drain’s collaborative and interdisciplinary background, coupled with his irreverent blend of assemblage, craft, and form, 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.