COMMUNITY OPEN STUDIOS / HACIENDO ARTE CON TODOS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019
Join us for the last Community Open Studios of 2019! Focused on creativity and communal participation, visitors of all ages are encouraged to stop by and make something at the art stations arranged in the program hub of Gallery 2. This month we are taking inspiration from artworks currently on view as well as the holiday season. Join us to compose your own winter wonderland scene within a holiday ornament, or take a moment to make a festive card for someone you love. 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
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS 2019
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
PUBLIC 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 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.
January 22 – June 2020
Public Reception: Saturday, February 22, 2020
San Francisco-based artist Davina Semo’s exhibition works across two and three dimensions, often utilizing reclaimed 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.
February 12 — December 2020
Public Reception: Saturday, February 22, 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. 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.
UPCOMING SPRING EXHIBITIONS 2020
PUBLIC RECEPTION SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020
May 13 — November 29, 2020
Public Reception: Saturday, May 16, 2020
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.