Potrero Hill is known for its sunny weather, views of the San Francisco’s skyline and industrial landscape, but in time, it may also develop a reputation as the city’s new contemporary art district. Four galleries–Brian Gross Fine Art, Jack Fischer, George Lawson and Catharine Clark Gallery–have recently relocated to Lower Potrero Hill. All are launching their inaugural shows in their new gallery spaces on September 7.
Hosfelt Gallery, which reopened in the neighborhood last year, and Steven Wolf Fine Arts, a three-year resident of the area, will also be hosting openings on that date. Nearby FUSED, a gallery collaboration between designer Yves Béhar and gallerist Jessica Silverman, will be open from 4 to 7 pm.
Ed Moses: Yesterday’s Tomorrow, at Brian Gross Fine Art
California-based Ed Moses is a self-proclaimed explorer. The series of crackle paintings in this exhibit invite the viewer on his adventure of experimenting with new techniques and materials. The crackling causes the surface of each painting to split, peel, and reveal the layers of contrasting color beneath.
Yesterday’s Tomorrow runs from September 3 through October 26 at Brian Gross Fine Art, 248 Utah Street. The opening reception will be hosted from 4 to 7 pm on September 7.
Stefan Kurten: Tonight and the Beautiful Future, at Hosfelt Gallery
After seeing Tonight and the Beautiful Future, it should come as no surprise that the work of the Düsseldorf-based painter Stefan Kürten can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Saatchi Gallery in London. The richness of detail is almost unnerving. Kürten captures the reality of society’s idyllic environments, revealing that decay lies just beneath the surface.
Tonight and the Beautiful Future runs from September 7 through October 12 at Hosfelt Gallery, 260 Utah Street. The opening reception will be hosted from 4 to 6 pm on September 7.
Ward Schumaker: Years of Pretty, at The Jack Fischer Gallery
This show celebrates the breadth of Ward Schumaker’s work by incorporating paintings, hand-painted books, collages, and sculptures produced in the last ten years.
Years of Pretty runs from September 7 through October 12 at Jack Fischer Gallery, 311 Potrero Avenue. The opening reception will be hosted from 4 to 6 pm on September 7.
Erin Lawlor, at George Lawson Gallery
Erin Lawlor masterfully creates depth and intrigue with her broad brush strokes. The series selected for this solo show was produced during the spring and summer. The soothing hues in the works evoke a serene emotional connection.
Erin Lawlor runs from September 7 through October 5 at George Lawson Gallery, 315 Potrero Avenue. The opening reception will be hosted from 4 to 7 pm on September 7.
Group Show: This is the Sound of Someone Losing the Plot, at Catharine Clark Gallery
This multi-media group show, curated by California-based visual artist Anthony Discenza, celebrates the diversity of approach and understanding. “I found I was most drawn to artists who engage the zones of slippage that arise in the narratives we use to navigate daily existence. I’m interested in the various ways these works play with non-agreements of subject and object, incomplete utterances and thwarted expectations,” said Discenza in a statement released in August.
This is the Sound of Someone Losing the Plot runs from September 7 through October 26 at Catharine Clark Gallery, 248 Utah Street. The opening reception will be hosted from 4 to 7 pm on September 7.
Linda Geary: All the Pink Together: Boom, at Steven Wolf Fine Arts
This exhibit is a compilation of Linda Geary’s two-year quest to have 100 conversations with artists, curators and dealers in San Francisco about painting – a quest that inspired the California College of Arts Associate Professor to write Studio Visit.
All the Pink Together: Boom runs from September 7 through October 19 at Steven Wolf Fine Arts, 2747 19th Street. The opening reception will be hosted from 6 to 8 pm on September 7.