Exhibits: Past

Jim Drain Membrane
February 22 - December 27, 2020
Gallery 1

Jim Drain’s long-term installation Membrane marks one of two inaugural projects in di Rosa’s Conversation Pieces series and the artist’s first solo commission in Northern California. Drain was a member of Forcefield, a seminal Providence, Rhode Island-based collective active from 1996-2002 that explored the merging of music, performance, film, and installation into one platform.

Davina Semo Messenger
JANUARY 29 - JUNE 28, 2020
Gallery 1

Davina Semo’s exhibition Core Reflections marks one of two inaugural projects in di Rosa’s Conversation Pieces series. The San Francisco-based artist works across two and three dimensions, often utilizing industrial materials that examine tensions between nature, society and the self.

March 9 - December 29, 2019
Gallery 1

There is no better image for this dive into di Rosa’s collection than William Allan’s 1992 painting, Update for the Model of Rome. Allan, who spent much time in and around the collection, here imagines not a new reality, per se, but a new way to imagine it.

February 23 - December 29, 2019
Gallery 2

A fiercely independent artist up to her passing in 2004, Viola Frey is perhaps most widely known for her larger than life figurative ceramic sculptures. This exhibition offers a long overdue opportunity to trace the artist’s career through a chronological progression of work spanning five decades in a range of media, many of which have never been shown publicly.

June 23 - December 30, 2018
Galleries 1 + 2

The second installment of Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times continues the exhibition’s experimental blend of new art commissions and works from the di Rosa collection with four new projects by Bay Area artists.

January 27 - May 27, 2018
Galleries 1 + 2

A fiercely independent artist up to her passing in 2004, Viola Frey is perhaps most widely known for her larger than life figurative ceramic sculptures. This exhibition offers a long overdue opportunity to trace the artist’s career through a chronological progression of work spanning five decades in a range of media, many of which have never been shown publicly.

October 26, 2016 - October 15, 2017
Gallery 1

Begun by Rene di Rosa in the early 1960s, the di Rosa collection spans the last six decades and includes significant works by many of the region’s most noteworthy artists. The collection not only serves as a rich and vital record of Northern California art since the late 1950s, it captures the distinctive spirit of the area and its artists.

April 16 - October 2, 2016
Gatehouse Gallery

This exhibition explores the work of Paul Kos and reflects on the San Francisco-based artist’s longstanding engagement with the Western landscape, from his native Wyoming to his second home in the California Sierras. Throughout his career, Kos (b. 1942) has presented an expanded idea of sculpture and continues to employ diverse media and subject matter.

February 6 - April 3, 2016
Gatehouse Gallery

Amy Balkin et al., Amanda Eicher, Pablo Guardiola, Cybele Lyle, Robert Minervini, Trevor Paglen, Elizabeth Sims
The natural environment serves as medium and muse for the seven artists in Radical Landscapes who reflect on a range of larger concerns including climate change, surveillance, and identity.

February 3 - April 10, 2016
Gatehouse Gallery

Ned Kahn’s playful and mysterious artworks emerge from a confluence of science and art. Inspired by atmospheric physics, geology, astronomy, and fluid motion, Kahn seeks to enable viewers to observe and interact with natural processes.