GRAPHIC: New Bay Area Drawing

Exhibits: Past

In a time of great technological growth and innovation, many visual artists are turning to the simplicity of making marks on a two-dimensional surface as their primary medium. Works by Libby Black, John Casey, Ala Ebtekar, David Huffman, Packard Jennings, Amy Rathbone, Tucker Schwarz, Dean Smith, Taravat Talepasand, Josephine Taylor, Weston Teruya, and Canan Tolon.

The Collection in Context: Bay Area Figurative Art

Exhibits: Past

Joan Brown, Girl Standing (Girl with Red Nose), 1962. di Rosa collection, Napa.
An exhibition of works by Bay Area Figurative artists in the di Rosa collection alongside similar works from both public and private collections, including Elmer Bischoff, Joan Brown, Theophilus Brown, Manuel Neri, Nathan Oliveira, David Park, James Weeks, and Paul Wonner.


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BC_BUTTONS_FINAL-webThis 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.

On view from the di Rosa Collection

Exhibits: Past

Works from the di Rosa Collection on view in Gallery 1

Over sixty works from di Rosa’s permanent collection are included in Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times.
Gallery 1 contains an exhibition of collection works selected by authors Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian in response to the theme of surveillance. Presenting a range of works that speak to a sense of vulnerability, danger, and foreboding, their selections reveal the collection’s heightened relevancy amid the upheaval of a divided nation.
Situated in the hallway of Gallery 2 are selected works from the collection that speak directly to the themes of the nearby installations by Ala Ebtekar, Rigo 23, and Allison Smith. Works by Enrique Chagoya, Terri Garland, and Irving Norman—some created almost seventy years ago—draw out the historical and ongoing complexities of the topics and further emphasize the politically engaged nature of artists working in the Bay Area.
Note: the Residence Gallery and Sculpture Meadow are currently closed due to conservation efforts following the October 2017 wildfires.