July 8 to September 9 – Nobuyuki Takahashi: Lyrics of Sea Horizon at Rena Bransten Gallery: Nobuyuki Takahashi plays with expansiveness and depth using the sea horizon as a unifying, recurring element. Utilizing intentional placement of the horizon line both as a conceptual anchor and as a compositional framework, he creates balance both within each painting, and within the group of works together. Rena Bransten Gallery is located at Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street in San Francisco.
July 14 to 16 – The San Francisco Art Book Fair at Minnesota Street Project: The San Francisco Art Book Fair (SFABF) is a free annual multi-day exhibition and celebration of printed material from independent publishers, artists, designers, collectors, and enthusiasts from around the world. The fair places the unique history and perspectives of the Bay Area in conversation with national and international publishing communities. SFABF features artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists’ multiples. Minnesota Street Project is located at 1275 Minnesota Street in San Francisco.
Ongoing to July 29 – Christopher Robin Duncan: Seasons at Rebecca Camacho Presents: Duncan debuts an ensemble of two- and three-dimensional objects mapping the passage of time and its inherent aftermath. Rooted in the observation and application of natural elements, such as the sun, the moon and the ocean as conceptual and compositional prompts for both visual and sound-based media, Duncan has historically operated parallel practices, adjacent to and informed by but siloed from one another. His most recent works shift these boundaries, cross-pollinating time-based exposure paintings with an immersive audio experience. The exhibition centers on a suite of four sound paintings; winter, spring, summer, and fall. Rebecca Camacho Presents is located at 794 Sutter Street in San Francisco.
Ongoing to August 12 – Richard Misrach: New Old Pictures/New New Pictures at Fraenkel Gallery: This exhibition of large-format photographs marks the debut of his new series, Cargo, atmospheric studies of maritime traffic that raise questions about international commerce and the supply chain upon which the world now depends. Also on view will be works made from recently discovered negatives produced throughout Misrach’s near five-decade career. Fraenkel Gallery will be hosting a book signing with the artist on Saturday, July 29, from 2 to 4pm and is located at 49 Geary Street in San Francisco.
August 12 to September 23 – Rabbit Hole curated by Adrianne Ramsey at Berkeley Art Center: Rabbit Hole is a group exhibition curated by Adrianne Ramsey that takes a deeper look at the significance of space and the subtle and obvious ways that we engage with it on a daily basis. Featuring a wide range of materials and theoretical approaches, the participating artists – Fred Marque Dewitt, Mark Harris, danielle nanos-luz, Courtney Desiree Morris, Arleene Correa Valencia, and Connie Zheng – are united by a conscious engagement with today’s cultural moment, in which numerous social factors – ranging from a global pandemic to widespread civil unrest to an increasingly acrimonious political landscape – have converged to produce a heightened urgency for artists to utilize space as a means of empowerment. The exhibited artworks, all of which were made in the last two years, challenge, explore, and reflect upon our interactions with the spaces we enter and call attention to, as well as their own impacts on ourselves and society. Berkeley Art Center is located at 1275 Walnut Street in Berkeley.
August 3 to February 19, 2024 – Sitting on Chrome: Mario Ayala, Rafa Esparza and Guadalupe Rosales at SFMOMA: In this collaborative exhibition, artists Mario Ayala, Rafa Esparza, and Guadalupe Rosales engage the visual language of lowriders and explore cruising as a practice of resistance and community visibility. From pinstriped, stylized exteriors to lush, upholstered interiors, these customized cars are modified over time by drivers, their families, and communities for the sake of joy and visual pleasure. Designed to be seen, they express individual and collective identities and transform public spaces. Related performances by Rafa Esparza will occur during the run of the exhibition. SFMOMA is located at 151 3rd Street in San Francisco.