Top Ten Art Openings in SF This Weekend


Enough of baseball, it’s time to get some culture into our weekends. Here are our editors’ top ten picks for art openings this weekend.


1. San Francisco’s Modernism Gallery will be showcasing the work of renowned fashion photographer and collage artist Erwin Blumenfeld through December 22 with photographs from the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s.

Modernism, 685 Market St., SF, 

2. Also at Modernism, London artist Maria Chevska’s “And” exhibit features abstract oil paintings on canvas and linen. The artist uses muted colors and words under heavy layers paint.

Modernism, 685 Market St., SF, 

3. It’s your last chance to see Judy Pfaff’s sculptural paintings at Braunstein/Quay Gallery before Mary Snowden’s “Down on the Farm” collection of animal portraits stampedes in on November 11.

Braunstein/Quay, 430 Clementina St., SF,


4. If you love photography, head straight to SFMOMA to see  the Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective, “The Modern Century” on exhibit through January.

SFMOMA, 151 Third St., SF,


5. While you’re there at SFMOMA, check out “Exposed,” a collection of surveillance, voyeurism, and celebrity stalking photos dating back to 1870.

SFMOMA, 151 Third St., SF,


6. Tonight, Dolby Chadwick Gallery launches their latlest Sherie’ Franssen exhibit, “Flesh Was the Reason,” a nod to Willem de Kooning’s belief that oil paints were invented to let the artist capture the voluptuousness of flesh.

Dolby Chadwick Gallery, 210 Post St., SF,


7. Scott Richards Contemporary Art presents “Sweet Tooth,” an exhibition featuring pop art themes, rich colors, nostalgic references and consumerist culture.

Scott Richards Contemporary Art, 251 Post St., Ste. 425,


8. Arc Studios & Gallery will host the “Beyond Surface” exhibition featuring the works of five artists. The exhibition is presented by Kearny St. Workshop and showcases diverse mediums in sound, video, sculpture, installation, performance, and photography.

Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St., SF,


9. Gallery Paul Anglim opened two new shows last weekend that will be up through Thanksgiving. Robert Bechtle’s “New Works on Paper” will showcase his newest watercolors and charcoal featuring San Francisco’s residential architecture and environment. The second is an exhibition of collage works by Ken Graves. The photographs mixed with thread and feathers present light-hearted social parody.

Gallery Paul Anglim, 14 Geary St., SF,


10. Japanese photographer Takeshi Shikama’s “Silent Respiration of Forests,” a collection of platinum and palladium prints is now on display at Corden Potts Gallery as one part of a two-part exhibition. 

Corden Potts Gallery, 49 Geary St., SF,

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