His color-accented geometric abstractions may hint of past masters, but what they do best is describe The Void.
Shirley Hazlett @ Axis
Shirley Hazlett is a “Flow Painter” whose abstract works balance action and restraint, intuition and conscious intent.
Temporary Structures @ SFAI
A look behind temporary public spaces – including SFAI’s Walter and McBean Galleries.
Roger Vail & Dean De Cocker @ JAYJAY
Vail’s photos reveal extraordinary scenes hiding in plain view. De Cocker’s sculptures celebrate flight.
Gyöngy Laky @ b. sakata garo
Laky explores the linguistic and associative possibilities that can be wrung from nature-made detritus.
Burtynsky @ Nevada Museum of Art
In “Oil” Burtynsky lays bare the connections and the consequences of heedless consumption.
Sculpture on the Grounds @ Montalvo
Art treads lightly, but it nearly always packs a punch, as this annual event and gallery exhibition attest.
Marilyn Levin @ Toomey Tourell
Levin’s process-based paintings function as mystical signposts, pointing to the unity of all things and to the circular paths they travel.
Sin + Redemp-tion @ SFMOMA Artists Gallery
Works from 25 artists tackle this incendiary topic. One catches fire. Literally.
Flatlanders on the Slant @ The Nelson
The Slant Step began as an anti-art oddity. Then, it acquired cult status. Fifty artists explore its legacy.
Wolfgang Ganter @ Eli Ridgway
By subjecting found images to bacterial “erosion”, Ganter delivers something rare: abstract photos that don’t ask for real-world referents.
Lin Yilin @ SFAI
Combining body art and civil disobedience, Lin Yilin explores Chinese-American history and globalization — from the ground up.
Jun Kaneko @ Rena Bransten
“Whether I am making a large or small piece, I hope that it will give off enough visual energy to shake the air around it.”
Hudson+Schulz @ Sweetow
Her shaped canvases split difference between Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism; his witty assemblages extend Dadaism.
Tony Oursler @ Paule Anglim
Projecting moving images onto inanimate objects, he asks viewers to seek meaning from shadow, light and ambient sound.
Richard Gilles @ Axis
He takes a New Topographics stance, but aestheticizes his subjects. Result: conceptual photos with heart.