Saturday, December 10th, 4-6 pm – Opening reception for Crystal Liu: Waiting it Out at Hosfelt Gallery: Crystal Liu constructs landscapes that are metaphors for her emotional states. In large-scale paintings on paper that incorporate her adaptation of the technique of marbleized paper along with watercolor and metallic pigments, the fundamental elements of earth and sky enact narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope. The exhibition runs from December 10th – January 21st. Hosfelt Gallery is located at 260 Utah Street in San Francisco.
December 17th to May 21st – Tomas Saraceno: Stillness in Motion – Cloud Cities at SFMOMA: Trained as an architect and visual artist, Saraceno’s research-based practice draws from scientific investigations into physics, biology, cosmology, and engineering. His work has deep sociological motives, with undercurrents of human interconnectivity and universal engagement in the pursuit and provocation of a utopian future. In Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities, his visionary proposals for airborne cities build upon the artistic and architectural experimentation, forward-thinking radicalism, and progressive social change of the 1960s and 70s.
November 30th – December 24th – The Shop at FraenkelLAB: Fraenkel Gallery announces The Shop at FraenkelLAB, a four-week-only pop-up store featuring books, posters, limited editions, and special events. FraenkelLAB will partner with local collaborators The Thing Quarterly, The California Sunday Magazine, TBW Books, and Little Big Man Books to offer a diverse selection of artists’ books, prints and artist-designed objects. Visitors to The Shop can discover signed posters by Nan Goldin, Katy Grannan, Alec Soth, Richard Learoyd, and Adam Fuss, as well as favorite Fraenkel Gallery books. For art-lovers looking for particularly unique gifts, The Shop will offer a curated array of anonymous and vernacular photographs. The Shop will also feature limited-edition publications and artworks, including Lee Friedlander’s large-format book America by Car; beautifully-printed broadsides of poetry accompanied by Robert Adams’ photographs; and San Francisco Panoramas, 1878 and 1990, by Eadweard Muybridge and Mark Klett. FraenkelLAB is located at 1632 Market Street, and The Shop will be open Wednesday-Thursday 1-7pm; FridaySaturday 12-8pm; and Sunday 11am-3pm from November 30-December 23, with special hours on December 24 from 11am-6pm.
Ongoing to March 4th, 2017 – Not Alone: Exploring Bonds Between and With Members of the Armed Forces at SFAC Galleries: This expansive exhibition features works by local and national artists and veteran artists that have been engaged with the subject matter of individuals supporting active-duty personnel and/or veterans over long periods of time. The artists in Not Alone engage in building narratives about and with members of the Armed Forces and their families through media including photography, drawings, prints, sculpture, audio works, installations and 360 video. Their works offer perspectives on a variety of topics including veteran support networks, the experience of spouses and children of US military personnel and how veterans examine their own identity and personal relationships. Veteran artist Ehren Tool will be in the gallery every Saturday making ceramic cups to give away. By crafting cups with military-related imagery, Tool hopes to inspire honest conversations about war. SFAC Galleries is located at 401 Van Ness Avenue.