Current Exhibitions

Exhibition
October 21, 2017 to January 7, 2018
 
David Ligare is an American contemporary classicist painter. 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.
 
      
Exhibition
October 21, 2017 to January 7, 2018

This exhibition surveys sculpture by contemporary California women artists. Sculpture as a medium is dominated by men, but in the past few years, various exhibitions have featured solely female sculptors. These works will challenge traditional views, and highlight the creativity and versatility of female artists. Artists include: Alison Saar, Ynez Johnston, Gwynn Murrill, Gertrud Parker, Jane Rosen, Lisa Reinertson and Diana Moore. 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibition
January 20 to April 15, 2018

Jack London (1876-1916) is revered as the quintessential American novelist and short story writer, and in the Sonoma area he is a renowned native son. His internationally celebrated literary works include The Call of the Wild, The Sea Wolf, White Fang, and Martin Eden. Less well known are London’s concurrent explorations in photography. This exhibition will introduce an array of the writer’s photographs gathered from his adventures as a war correspondent and global sailor. Included are views from the Russo-Japanese War, San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire, and visits to Hawaii and the South Seas islands. They reveal London’s avid curiosity, his perceptive and compassionate eye, and his remarkable comprehension of the then-new art of photography.

      

Exhibition
January 20 to April 15, 2018

Libros de Artista, will feature about 40 contemporary limited edition books created by Latin American artists, sourced from both the original artists in Mexico and from the Latin American & Iberian Collections at Stanford University Libraries. 

The books in the exhibition reveal a wide range of artistic, political and personal concerns. Topics explored include the relationship between gender and power, immigration, censorship, border control politics and other themes that are becoming more and more relevant to lives both north and south of the border.

Libros de Artista offers an enthusiastic ride through a world of strong graphic tradition, deeply felt relationships to material objects, profound knowledge of craft and a judicious use of technology. 

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