Here are three must-see exhibits to squeeze into your summer fun!
On-going until August 12th – Carburg 2012: The Supertrack! at the Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek: Take a quick trip out of the city to visit the newest site-specific installation by the Cardboard Institute of Technology (C.I.T.). For this exhibit the C. I. T. has deconstructed the spectacle of car racing, challenging mainstream notions of competition and cooperation. They invite you to take part in their unique brand of racing: form a pit crew, race in teams, and sabotage your opponents. The Bedford Gallery is hosting an Open Make! on July 14th, and August 3rd from 2:00 – 4:00pm where you can create your own sculpture car and add it to the installation.
July 14 – October 8, 2012 – Cindy Sherman at SFMOMA, 151 3rd Street: Don’t miss the only West Coast presentation of this important traveling retrospective. “One of the most influential artists of our time, Cindy Sherman creates provocative artworks that explore wide-ranging issues of identity and representation. Working as her own model, she deftly transforms her appearance using wigs, costumes, makeup, prosthetics, and props to create intriguing tableaux and characters inspired by movies, TV, magazines, and art history. The first major exhibition of Sherman’s work ever presented in San Francisco, this retrospective brings together more than 150 photographs made from the mid-1970s to the present.” ~ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
On-Going – Pier 24 Photography, The Embarcadero Pier 24, M – TH 9am – 5pm: Pier 24 Photography is situated beneath the Bay Bridge and offers breathtaking views on the outside and an impressive photography collection on the inside. This exhibition space is completely devoted to photography and houses The Pilara Foundation Collection as well as curates rotating exhibitions. It’s free to visit, you only have to make a reservation. This reservation allows you two hours to view the pieces without crowds, at your own pace. Currently on view is About Face, an exhibition focusing on the tradition of portrait-based photography featuring nearly one thousand photographs drawn primarily from the Pilara Foundation’s permanent collection.