The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s de Young Museum will be displaying more than 30 newly acquired prints and lithographs by Richard Diebenkorn from April to October, in the Anderson Gallery of Graphic Art Exhibition History.
This exhibition focuses on a selection of di Rosa’s holdings of Carnwath’s paintings from the 1980s. In these works, limbless torsos float on darkly rendered backgrounds betwixt lines of text; female figures are featured among a painted collage of imagery. The juxtapositions Carnwath creates seem like brooding versions of motivational posters, calling into question the viewer’s relationship to what is represented, yet are so bold and elegiac that their materiality appears devotional, creating something salient from the familiar.
This exhibition is part of Collection in Focus, an ongoing series of exhibitions that highlight important and often understudied objects from di Rosa’s permanent collection that would otherwise remain in storage.
Reception: Saturday 12 September, 4 – 6pm
An exhibition of 55 paintings, photographs, collages and drawings – 46 of which have never been exhibited before – traces relationships between pairs or groups of works, examining ideas of the doppleganger and yin yang in Jay DeFeo’s oeuvre.
The Intimate Diebenkorn: Drawings 1949 – 1992
September 24 – December 12, 2015
Paxson and Meloy Galleries
MMAC is proud to be one of only four venues to host this national traveling exhibition of rare works on paper by Richard Diebenkorn which portray a richly intimate glimpse into the artist’s evolution spanning more than 40 years. The exhibition features 52 pieces, many of which have never been publicly viewed. The exhibition was curated by Chester Arnold, chair of the Fine Arts Department of College of Marin, courtesy of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation. The exhibition includes pencil and ink drawings on paper, collages of torn paper and watercolors, and is accompanied by two volumes: Richard Diebenkorn, Abstractions on Paper and Richard Diebenkorn: From the Model by Kelly’s Cove Press.