This exhibition presents work by two Bay Area-based artists who share a fascination with the overlooked and the unfamiliar. Elisheva Biernoff investigates possible narratives through trompe l’oeil renderings of found and invented artifacts such as postcards and vintage photographs. Floris Schönfeld explores lost histories and the realm of belief through multifaceted research and installation. Together their work infuses wonder to the unknown, questions the relationship between the uncanny and the authentic, and invites discovery. read more
Image: Floris Schönfeld, The Damagomi Reconstructions; Lab Experiment #2 (detail), 2013. Courtesy of the artist.
This exhibition, guest curated by San Francisco-based collective Will Brown, is a show of work inspired by the late Bruce Conner that playfully investigates the artist’s mischievous and mysterious life. The individual works on display are recreations and reinterpretations of objects and scenarios found in letters of correspondence between Conner and Rene di Rosa. By reenacting these situations, this exhibition hopes to give the viewer a new look into the history of this fascinating and complicated artist. read more
Image: Will Brown, I AM / I AM NOT, 2014.
A selection of works by ceramicist and sculptor Richard Shaw, highlighting the artist’s exceptional capacity for deception and revelation. The works on view reveal the skill, humor, and hyperrealism that placed Shaw at the forefront of contemporary ceramics. read more
Work from 1957 to the present in all media by Bay Area artists including William Allan, Robert Arneson, Elmer Bischoff, Christopher Brown, Squeak Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya, Bruce Connor, Imogen Cunningham, Jay DeFeo, Roy De Forest, Wally Hedrick, Lynn Hershman-Leeson, David Ireland, Mike Henderson, Mildred Howard, Robert Hudson, Jim Melchert, Bruce Nauman, David Park, Alan Rath, Raymond Saunders, Larry Sultan, William Wiley, and others.