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Hosfelt Gallery
260 Utah St San Francisco
Tuesday - Wednesday/Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thursday: 11 am -7 pm
Driss Ouadahi : Revisited Spaces
Oct 17 - Nov 28 2020 - 30 days left
Driss Ouadahi's paintings of the ubiquitous high-rise, the legacy of Modern Architecture’s failed promise to improve the human condition, are renderings of impenetrable boundaries of steel, glass and concrete.
Lordy Rodriguez : Polar Democracy
Oct 17 - Nov 28 2020 - 30 days left
Lordy Rodriguez’s works explore the human urge to locate/define oneself by charting the environment in precise detail. Using the language of cartography, he makes drawings that go beyond map-making into abstracted, imaginary terrain.
Emil Lukas : Weight of the Unseen
Dec 08 - Jan 16 2021
Emil Lukas may be best known for his “Thread paintings” – shallow wooden trays over which he criss-crosses thread to create complex, glowing color fields. Each an experiment in color theory, they’re optical, phenomenological and astonishing.
Cornelius Völker
Jan 23 - Mar 06 2021
With a distinctive method of handling paint that is simultaneously fluid and precise, German artist Cornelius Völker chooses traditional genres — the still-life and portraiture — to explore and decode the history of representational painting.
Ben McLaughlin : Ex Libris
Mar 13 - Apr 24 2021
Ben McLaughlin’s paintings are, at first glance, unassuming and conventional – representations of places, some populated, some not. Some show figures in elusive surroundings, or an occasional still life.
Liliana Porter : The Riddle / Charada
Mar 13 - Apr 24 2021
With enchanting incongruity, Liliana Porter’s work playfully subverts convention, disrupts time, and messes with reality. Using a wide range of media, Porter mixes the absurd with the philosophical, creating extraordinary situations that lure us unwittingly into the realm of her idiosyncratic cast of characters.
Patricia Piccinini
May 01 - Jun 19 2021
Patricia Piccinini : The world I create exists somewhere between the one we know and one that is almost upon us. However, what I imagine is neither the nightmare future of environmental ruin nor the brave new world of perfect scientific progress. Instead I focus on the internal, emotional lives of the new creatures that might emerge, along with questions about the kinds of relationships that might come to light along side them.
Isabella Kirkland
May 01 - Jun 19 2021
Isabella Kirkland : There is an antique quality of the work I do. I think of this realistic style as a warp thread I chose to pick up and work with after our centuries’ long hiatus from realistic painting. Accurate descriptive depiction of plants and animals has served the biological sciences practically since the invention of the printing press.
Anoka Faruqee & David Driscoll
Jun 01 - Jul 03 2021
Anoka Faruqee & David Driscoll : The most recent works are the ‘moire paintings.’ A moire pattern is an interference effect created by the overlay of two or more offset patterns. The fusion of the patterns creates another pattern that is quite unlike and much more complex than any of the individual ones.