CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM - ROLL UP/PUBLIC WORKS
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The Contemporary Jewish Museum: Beyond Belief - 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art.
Artists: Alberto Giacometti, Franz Marc, Minor White, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Jay DeFeo, Adaline Kent, Helen Lundeberg, Lorser Feitelson, Wally Hedrick, Gordon Onslow Ford, Georgia O'Keeffe, Clyfford Still, Wilfredo Lam, Paul Klee, Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian, Alfred Jensen, Mark Rothko Bruce Conner, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Nam June Paik, Teresita Fernández, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Shahzia Sikander, Kiki Smith, Zarina, Helene Aylon, more.
Comment by AB: Terrific exhibition of paintings from the collection of SFMOMA that have not been widely exhibited, but are certainly deserving of the attention they receive here. It's a delightfully quirky and esoteric assemblage themed on the Spiritual, but what makes the show great is that it includes works by artists who aren't necessarily household names, hanging right alongside those by a number of the 20th century's most celebrated art stars. Especially refreshing is that the art is not the same old "greatest hits" type of work that you see at show after show and museum after museum, but rather pieces that exemplify the breadth, scope and quality of work that these artists were capable of creating.
I love this show, however I'm nowhere near as enamored with the show's website. The structure of the page is impossible to understand-- a bunch of "blind headline" text links with no direction or explanation whatsoever other than to click on them-- and an exercise in pure random chance to navigate. You basically click a link and hope you get lucky. If we do get lucky, this will mark both the beginning and the end of such superbly inscrutable layouts. So here's what I recommend: Skip the website. See the show.
Art by Kiki Smith at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Fabulous thread art by Teresita Fernandez.
Teresita Fernandez art above closer at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Large art by Brice Marden.
Impressive Philip Guston triptych at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Early modernist art by Theo van Doesburg.
Rich impasto abstraction by Alfred Jensen.
Fabulous circa 1950s painting by Jay DeFeo - you gotta see it up close.
Art by Helen Frankenthaler at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Portrait bust by Alberto Giacometti - painting by Clyfford Still.
Art by Agnes Martin.
Pinkie cam detail of Agnes Martin art in above image.
Early 1940s art by Jackson Pollock at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Photography by Minor White - painting by Franz Marc.
Large art by Mark Rothko at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Sculpture by Adaline Kent, paintings L-R by Wilfredo Lam, Adolph Gottlieb.
Suprematist work on paper by Kazimir Malevich.
Art by Gordon Onslow Ford (left) - Georgia O'Keeffe (right).
Gallery view - spiritual art at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Roll Up Gallery and Public Works: CODAME Art + Tech.
Comment by AB: This is an event about the intersection of art, music, fashion and technology. Offerings include digital art, video, performance, speakers and more. Here are some images from the art part.
Art by Antonio Cortez at Roll Up Gallery/Public Works.
Objects of Desire - art by Antonio Cortez .
Art by Reza Ali at Roll Up Gallery/Public Works.
Art by Tiffany Trenda.
Art by Wesley Grubbs & Kim Rees at Roll Up Gallery/Public Works.
Pointilist art by Jon Kuzmich.
Pinkie cam detail of Jon Kuzmich art above at Roll Up Gallery/Public Works.
Art by Matthew Cella.
Pinkie cam detail of Matthew Cella art above at Roll Up Gallery/Public Works.