Current Exhibitions

October 8, 2016 to December 30, 2016
Spanning one century of groundbreaking images and featuring many of the world’s renowned artists, XXc ICONS of PHOTOGRAPHY presents a unique opportunity to view the best of world photography. From portraiture, landscape, photojournalism, abstraction, fashion and works that defy genre, this selection presents masterworks from private collections throughout California. The exhibition focuses on both well-known legendary images by preeminent artists as well as lesser-known masterworks that each provide insight into the rich diversity of fine art photography that ultimately dominated expression in the 20th Century.
This collection testifies to the evolution of the art form that, more than any other medium, has shaped and changed every aspect of how we view our world. Included are works by Adams, Abbott, Arbus, Atget, Avedon, Baer, Bernhard, Bourke-White, Bullock, Callahan, Capa, Caponigro, Cartier-Bresson, Clergue, Cunningham, Frank, Friedlander, Haley, Karsh, Kertesz, Leibovitz, Loranc, Mann, Mapplethorpe, Modotti, Moholy-Nagy, Muybridge, Newton, Penn, Ray, Ryuijie, Salgado, Sella, Sheeler, Sherman, Sokolsky, Steichen, Stieglitz, Strand, Sudek, Takigawa, Uelsmann, Weems, Edward and Brett Weston,  and Winogrand.  
October 8, 2016 to December 30, 2016
A great match for wine country, Pairings: 16 Artists Creatively Combined brings together artworks, rather than food and wine, in order to create surprising but harmonious combinations.

"I'm excited to be bringing together such a dynamic group of contemporary artists for this exhibition,” said Bethke. “The theme of pairings is a great one for wine country, and indeed a number of the artists in the show are based in Sonoma County. I have to say, it's been great fun playing with how pairings might be applied to the visual arts. I hope visitors to SVMA are as engaged by savoring these varied tastes on their 'visual palates' as I have been."

Focusing on contemporary art made in the last decade, Pairings includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, video art, and more. The sixteen artists featured in the exhibition have been brought together into pairs, to highlight points of intriguing connection between their works.

With artistic themes such as skillful realism, inventive portraiture, the natural world, and even picturing the invisible, visitors to Pairings will enjoy savoring these diverse offerings. 

Artists include:
Jaq Chartier
Lauren DiCioccio
Don & Era Farnsworth
Bernadette Jiyong Frank
Scott Greene
Dan Jackson
Laine Justice
Nina Katchadourian
Jenifer Kent
Hugh Livingston
Emma Luna
Sandra Ono
Deborah Oropallo
Mary Shaffer
Esther Traugot
Jane Woolverton

Guest Curated by Jennifer Bethke

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