Current Exhibitions

Exhibition
January 14, 2017 to April 2, 2017

Eye of the Beholder – The Sculpture and Early Prints of Nathan Oliveira offers a fascinating glimpse into the significant artistic accomplishments of a pivotal post-war artist. This survey of Oliveira’s early printmaking career bridges astonishing early work from the late 1940s and traces his artistic development through the 1950s and 1960s. These lithography works are dramatically paired for the first time with later bronze sculptures that provide perhaps one of the most unique and insightful views into the creative contributions of the artist.

Printmaking was much more than a sideline production for Nathan Oliveira. It was in fact a central part of his artistic development throughout his long career. As testimonial, Oliveira was the youngest artist to be included in the 1959 New Images of Man exhibition at NYMOMA, and soon after he turned away from painting to devote himself completely to printmaking. Sourcing rare and well-known works generously loaned from private collections and the Oliveira estate, this exhibition promises an unequalled view of the lithography and sculpture of Nathan Oliveira.

Exhibition
January 14, 2017 to April 2, 2017

Karl Albert Kasten (1916-2010) pioneered materials, techniques and theory as artist, teacher and inventor. Celebrated as “The Dean of California Printmaking,” Kasten began his teaching career at the California School of Fine Arts in 1941, and established the first printmaking departments in California at San Francisco State University and the University of California Berkeley in 1950, where he taught until 1983. Ranging from early representational prints through a multitude of styles and processes including etching, aquatint, lithography and collography, this exhibition offers a rich opportunity to survey one of the pivotal voices in the evolution and advancement of modern graphic arts.

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibition
April 15 to June 18, 2017

A mini-retrospective of the work of a media arts-pioneer. 

Joseph DeLappe has been working in the field of new media and politically based art for over 25 years. This exhibition highlights several key works, ranging from “dead-in-iraq”, wherein he entered an online network for a defense department-funded and very popular video game to type in the names of fallen US soldiers from the Iraq war to his most recent explorations of the cost and consequences of drone warfare, including the recent project “Killbox”, the critically acclaimed computer game. These and other works will represent a history of projects that seek to engage issues of memory and political action, to critically question our complicity, reliance and embrace of new technologies.

 

Exhibition
July 1 to October 1, 2017
Albert Paley (born 1944) is an American modernist metal sculptor. Initially starting out as a jeweler, Paley has become one of the most distinguished and influential metalsmiths in the world. Within each of his works, three foundational elements stay true: the natural environment, the built environment, and the human presence. Paley is the first metal sculptor to have received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects. This exhibition will explore Paley’s process and will feature large-scale sculptures, drawings, and maquettes.
Exhibition
October 14 to January 7, 2018
David Ligare is an American contemporary realist painter. Contemporary Realism is an approach that uses straightforward representation but is different from photorealism in that it does not exaggerate and is non-ironic in nature. Since 1978, Ligare has focused on painting still lifes, landscapes, and figures that are influenced by Greco-Roman antiquity. Chief among his stated influences are the aesthetic and philosophical theories of the Greek sculptor Polykleitos and the mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, as well as the work of the 17th-century classical painter Nicolas Poussin. This exhibition will explore Ligare’s creative process by focusing on the steps it took to create his 2014 artwork, Magna Fide.
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