Botanica: All Things Plant Life
July 12 – September 6, 2015
From 16th Century Flemish painters, to Cézanne and the Post Impressionists, the color and variety found in plant life, as well as the potent symbolism, has made it a popular subject for still-lifes and artist studies. Botanica asks artists to draw on these themes to create artwork that explores how plant life can be represented in a diverse reach of media.
Botanica is an exhibition juried by Ken Harman, Director of Hashimoto Contemporary and Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA and MacKenzie Stevens, Assistant Curator of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Art of the Brick
September 29 - December 20, 2015
New York artist Nathan Sawaya creates awe-inspiring artworks out of an unlikely building material: LEGO® bricks. He meticulously crafts beautiful and intriguing sculptures using 1000s thousands of bricks, transforming the popular toy into something new. The exhibition also features work from "In Pieces," a collaborative photographic series by Dean West and Nathan Sawaya that captures the LEGO sculptures in Hopper-inspired images.
In the Alcove Gallery: An ancillary installation of playful, colorful, toy-like sculpture by San Francisco artist Jud Bergeron.
My Hero: Contemporary Art and Superhero Action
January 14 - March 20, 2016
Here to save the day, it’s… My Hero! Experience the escapades of iconic superheroes with this pumped-up collection of international artworks in a variety of media. My Hero celebrates and re-envisions the possibilities that exist when you have a magic cape, lasso, or some superhuman power that changes everything. Our heroes’ desire to fight for truth and justice provide a rich source of artistic inspiration.
My Hero is a traveling show, for info visit our traveling exhibitions page HERE.
From left to right: Mike Alcantara, Dulce Pinzon, Graham Kirk
Safe at Home: A National Survey of Baseball
April 10 - June 12, 2016
The arrival of spring means one thing to many: the beginning of baseball season. Safe at Home celebrates America’s beloved pastime by bringing the sights, sounds, and excitement of the stadium into the gallery. This exhibition includes a mix of contemporary and historic works from artists, as well as memorabilia.
From left to right: Carl Aldana, Don Hamerman, John Musgrove