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DI ROSA NOW
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS (Upon Reopening)
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 29 – June 28
San Francisco-based artist Davina Semo’s exhibition 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.
February 19 — December 27, 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, 2020, photo by Karen Philippi