A Must-See Art Guide: San Francisco”

 

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Must-See Art Guide: San Francisco

Tatiana Berg, January 11, 2018

 María Magdalena Campos-Pons,  Bin Bin Lady, The Papaya  (c. 2005). Courtesy of Gallery Wendi Norris.

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Bin Bin Lady, The Papaya (c. 2005). Courtesy of Gallery Wendi Norris.

Last week, our guide kicked off the New Year by focusing on what’s going on in New York, so it’s only appropriate that we follow it by checking in with the West Coast. Not to be overshadowed by Los Angeles, the evolving San Francisco art scene continues to put up

excellent gallery and museum shows that merit its place as a major arts destination. We’ve rounded up a list of what’s on right now.

First up, Gallery Wendi Norris presents the work of Cuban -born artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Through colorful work in a variety of media —including photography, sculpture, and video —she tackles issues surrounding identity and migration, often by invoking powerful totemic imagery. It’s not be missed. Then, Fraenkel Gallery hosts an unusual group show focusing on vinyl album covers and the artists who have designed them. It might sound kind of niche, but the artist lineup is impressive and worth the visit alone: It includes Pablo Picasso, Tauba Auerbach , Sophie Calle, and Chris Ofili , to name a few. Then, anyone who is a fan of Sarah Morris’ geometric abstractions can take a look at her latest output Berggruen Gallery , which is a series focusing on coding “sound waves, sound graphs, and digitized movements” into painting. And lastly, we’d be remiss not to mention the superb Robert Rauschenberg retrospective currently on view at SFMOMA, which brings together over 150 works by the late artist, from his earliest conceptual experiments to his iconic Combines.

Exhibition: María Magdalena Campos -Pons: If I Were A Poet

When: January 11 –28, 2018

Where: Gallery Wendi Norris, Presidio National Park, 649 Old Mason Street, San Francisco, CA

 Rupert Garcia,  Rolling Thunder  (2017) . Courtesy of Rena Bransten Gallery .

Rupert Garcia, Rolling Thunder (2017) . Courtesy of Rena Bransten Gallery .

E xhibition : Rupert Garcia: Rolling Thunder

When: January 6–February 24, 2018

Where: Rena Bransten Gallery , 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA

 Andrew Schoultz,  Life and Death, Birds and Beasts  (2017) . Courtesy of Hosfelt Gallery .

Andrew Schoultz, Life and Death, Birds and Beasts (2017) . Courtesy of Hosfelt Gallery .

Exhibition: Andrew Schoultz: Illuminated Opposition

When: December 16, 2017 –January 20, 2018

Where: Hosfelt Gallery , 260 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA

Exhibition: 25th Anniversary

When: December 16, 2017 –January 20, 2018

Where: Weinstein Gallery, 383 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA

Exhibition: A New Slant

When: January 6–February 24, 2018

Where: Brian Gross Fine Art , 248 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA

Exhibition: Bloomfield | Bussières | Webb

When: November 18, 2017 –February 10, 2018

Where: Robert Koch Gallery, 49 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA

Exhibition: Sarah Morris

When: January 11 –February 17, 2018

Where: Berggruen Gallery, 10 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA

Exhibition: Art & Vinyl: Artists & the Record Album from Picasso to the Present

When: January 4–February 3, 2018

Where: Fraenkel Gallery, 49 Geary Street 4th floor, San Francisco, CA

Exhibition: Untold: Paintings & Hybrids

When: January 18 –March 3, 2018

Where: Modernism Inc., 724 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA

Exhibition: Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules

When: November 18, 2017 –March 25, 2018

Where: SFMOMA, 151 Third Street, San Francisco, C