Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Great Galleries in San Francisco

Wilson Shieh, Swimmer, Crown Point Press

Alexander Gorlizki at John Berggruen
(abstracted miniatures with Indian influence and technique - he had an Indian miniaturist helping him realize his vision)
Gordon Cook, Lead Milk Bottle on a Stand at George Krevsky

Remedios Varo, Study for Encuentro 1959, Frey Norris
Robert Schwartz at Hackett Mill
Gina Pearlin at Jack Fischer

Roscubas at Caldwell Snyder

Francesca Sundsten at Jenkins Johnson (this is a miniature)
Scott Greene at Catherine Clark
Last week, I went to quite a few galleries in and around Union Square, San Francisco. I really enjoyed seeing work by colleague Andrea Dezso at Frey Norris and talking to Wendi Norris about Remedios Varo in the annex.
I was able to study two incredible Robert Schwartz paintings at Hackett Mill Gallery. The imaginative details in his 8" gouache paintings are nothing short of astounding. Alexander Gorlizki's show at John Berggruen was on a miniature scale, too, as were Francesca Sundsten's tiny oils painted on top of antique cabinet cards.
The elongated Roscubas sculptures at Caldwell Snyder were a treat and Scott Greene's paintings at Catherine Clark were full of surprises and well-painted (this gallery also shows some of my other favs: Julie Heffernan and Sandow Birk). I saw a room full of Clare Rojas at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art. Here are links to some of the galleries I went to:
I had a wonderful time walking from place to place.

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