Meghann Riepenhoff: Nearshore
June 15 - August 11, 2019
Meghann Riepenhoff harnesses the elusive forces of nature—wind, waves, tides, rain, and light—to create unique cyanotypes that become dynamic recordings of the environments in which they were made. Nearshore brings together works generated at the water’s edge. In each piece, we see visual evidence of phenomena such as the great wildfires in the Northwest, and tidal charts informed by the rhythms of the ocean in Bolinas.
Here on Earth
June 8 - August 4, 2019
The Center for Photographic Art brings together works by four leading photographers in a new exhibition that illustrates the environmental issues challenging the planet today. The exhibition includes aerial photographs from David Maisel’s series American Mine, Lake Project and Mining Project, which survey the intersection of land and our human need for its resources from a rarely acknowledged perspective.
The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China
June 2, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Los Angeles, CA
The Allure of Matter brings together Chinese art from the past four decades, by artists including Zhan Wang, in which conscious material choice has become a symbol of the artists’ expression. Following its premiere at LACMA, The Allure of Matter will travel to the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, IL; the Seattle Art Museum, WA; and finally the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.
Insight: Paintings by Mike Henderson
May 31 - June 30, 2019
In a solo exhibition by Phil Linhares, a selection of paintings by Bay Area painter, musician and filmmaker Mike Henderson demonstrates the artist's range, breadth, and depth of feeling and vision.
May 30, 2019 | 6pm-7pm
Kansas City, MO
Celebrated UK land artist Andy Goldsworthy discusses his new project, Walking Wall at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, within the context of a career exploring the intersections between art and the natural environment.
What is an exhibition, anyway?
May 24 - September 7, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Kota Ezawa is included in a group exhibition that takes a look at artistic approaches to photography, performance, illustration, technology, and installation, to explore the notion of an edition as an idea reproduced in limited quantities. What is an edition, anyway? is the Bay Area version of an exhibition of the same name, at Chicago’s Mana Contemporary in 2018.
May 21 - 28, 2019
John Chiara’s new solo exhibition Angyalföld, features a series of new urban images depicting the titular district of Budapest, created during his 2019 residency at the Budapest Art Factory. Brightly colored negative photographs capture the distinct beauty and architectural texture of homes and landmarks of the Angyalföld district.
Self Landing: Daguerreotypes on the Western Landscape – A Lecture by Binh Danh
Monday, May 20, 2019 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm
For the past six years, Bay Area photographer Binh Danh has been traveling across the West, making scenic daguerreotypes in a mobile darkroom he called Louis, after Louis Daguerre, the inventor of the daguerreotype process in 1839. As part of Stanford University’s ArtsWest initiative, Danh will be giving a presentation and lecture at the university.
May 18 - September 1, 2019
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei opens his largest exhibition in Europe to date simultanousely at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen’s K20 and K21, featuring large-scale works and extensive wallpaper that transform the museum galleries into dense, accessible installations.
Eyes in the Air
Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 10:00 - 11:30am
In conjunction with Photo London 2019, Bay Area photographer David Maisel will be taking part in a panel discussion alongside Miskha Henner and Jeffrey Milstein, and curated by William Ewing, on aerial photography and the opportunities – and limitations – of new ways of looking at the world.
Kinetics: Art in Motion
May 5 - August 11, 2019
Santa Rosa, CA
Digital interactive artist Camille Utterback is included in Kinetics: Art in Motion, a group exhibition at the Museum of Sonoma County featuring contemporary California artists who create kinetic art, reflecting a variety of styles and modes of movement.
A History of Photography
May 3 - October 20, 2019
Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, A History of Photography examines the intersecting histories of photography and space exploration by artists including Linda Connor. A source of artistic inspiration, scientific inquiry, and popular fascination, the moon has long been an important subject of visual culture since before the invention of photography.
Self Service: Twenty-Five Years of Fashion, People and Ideas Considered
April 13 - August 18, 2019
London-based Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri is included in Self Service, a group exhibition celebrating the fashion magazine of the same name. The show features large-scale projections of Anzeri’s unique embroidered portraits of celebrities such as Bjork, Tilda Swinton and Kate Moss. The show will also travel to Paris and Tokyo.
Haines Gallery at Frieze New York 2019
May 2 - 5, 2019
Booth C15, Randall’s Island Park
New York, NY
Haines Gallery proudly presents the work of multimedia artist Kota Ezawa at Frieze New York 2019. Works on view include his seminal video, The Simpson Verdict; a video and related lightboxes from his recent series, The Crime of Art; and new works on paper from his latest series, National Anthem.
Press Release (PDF)
Celebrated Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian passed away at her home in Tehran on April 20, 2019, aged 96.
Born in Qazvin, Iran, Monir spent over sixty years articulating her expansive creative vision through her mirrored mosaics, sculptures, and works on paper that fuse the sacred geometry of the Middle East with the reductive abstraction of high Modernism. She was one of the most important artists of her generation—in Iran, and internationally—and left an indelible mark on contemporary art.
Having first received significant attention for her work at the 1958 Venice Biennale, Monir would go on to exhibit her artwork at major institutions worldwide, including a traveling retrospective in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY and the Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal (2014-2015). In 2017, with the opening of the Monir Museum in Tehran, Monir became the first female artist in Iran to have a museum dedicated solely to her work.
The artist is survived by two daughters, Nima and Zahra, five grandchildren, Amir Aziz, Darya, Tari, Touran Taj, and Mah Manzar, and four great-grandchildren.
April 13 - October 6, 2019
Mexico City, Mexico
Ai Weiwei’s latest solo exhibition in Mexico City’s Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo explores the social, political and cultural traumas experienced in Mexico and his native China. New works on view examine the destruction of cultural heritage and our relationship with our ancestors; and the trauma signified by the attack on the future, which presumes violence against young people.
SFAI Film Department x Canyon: Mike Henderson
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Art Institute’s Film Department and Canyon Cinema present a screening of early experimental films by Bay Area painter, musician, filmmaker, and SFAI alumnus Mike Henderson. The program is part of a series of screenings celebrating 50 years of filmmaking at SFAI.
Monday Recollections of the Murqarnas Dome
April 2 - 28, 2019
In his first institutional solo exhibition, Iranian artist Shahpour Pouyan presents new works that explore ideas of human preservation and perception of images. The show features works on paper drawn after the now-destroyed Muqarnas dome of Sharaf ad-Dawla near Mosul, drawn from the artist’s memory.
April 4 - June 1, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Kaleidoscope Eyes brings together together glittering mirror mosaics by the celebrated Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian, and interactive digital installations by MacArthur Award-winning digital artist Camille Utterback, creating a dialogue between two internationally acclaimed artists. Bridging the contemporary and the traditional, the digital and the homemade, Kaleidoscope Eyes presents an interactive and dynamic viewing experience.
Press Release (PDF)
Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly
April 14, 2019 | 7:30pm
San Francisco, CA
Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly, a feature documentary directed by Cheryl Haines, makes its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival. The story of Yours Truly begins with Ai Weiwei’s landmark exhibition @Large on Alcatraz, where visitors were invited to send postcards containing messages of hopes to prisoners of conscience. The film follows these postcards around the globe, featuring former prisoners of conscience and their families who discuss their impossible choices and the comfort they found in messages sent by people they would never meet.
Whitney Biennial 2019
Whitney Museum of American Art
May 17 - September 22, 2018
New York, NY
Haines Gallery proudly congratulates artist Kota Ezawa on his participation in this year's Whitney Biennial.
Now in its 79th edition, the Whitney Biennial is the definitive showcase of currents in contemporary American art. This year's edition is curated by the Whitney's own Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley, who have spent the past year visiting artists "in search of the most important and relevant work."
Once at Present: Contemporary Art of Bay Area Iranian Diaspora
March 29 - April 20, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Shiva Ahmadi’s latest video piece, Ascend, is included in Once at Present, multi-disciplinary exhibition that explores the multi-faceted implications of the Iranian cultural diaspora, through the perspective of a new generation of Iranian artists creating in the Bay Area today. The exhibition is curated by Kevin B. Chen and Taraneh Hemami, and is organized with the sponsorship of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State University, and held in conjunction with SFSU’s International Conference on Iranian Diaspora Studies, Forty Years and More.
Black Models: from Géricault to Matisse
March 26 - July 21, 2019
Aimé Mpane’s mural Olympia, which reimagines Manet’s painting of the same name, is included in Black Models, a group exhibition in Paris’s Musée d’Orsay. The exhibition focuses on representation of black subjects in art, and the models’ relationships with the artists.
Civilization: The Way We Live Now
March 9 - May 19, 2019
David Maisel’s photographs are included in Civilization: The Way We Live Now, a landmark photographic traveling survey. Featuring over 250 artworks by more than 120 photographers from Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas, Civilization focuses on the development of human life on a global scale in the 21st century, and the patterns of behavior—collaboration and conflict, production and consumption—that now connect people to an unprecedented degree.
March 5 - November 30, 2019
Kansas City, MO
Since March 5, Andy Goldsworthy has been building a site-specific installation, Walking Wall, in five successive sections at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Over the course of nine months, Goldsworthy and his craftsmen will hand-build a wall that will “move” across the museum campus. The wall will inch its way across the museum campus, and by November, it will be a permanent installation at the museum.
The Crime of Art
March 12 - December 1, 2019
Kota Ezawa’s solo exhibition The Crime of Art travels to the Cummer Museum in Florida. Through a series of light boxes and video animations, Ezawa chronicle some of the most infamous and high profile museum heists in history
The Moon: A Voyage Through Time
March 9 - August 18, 2019
Shahpour Pouyan’s Projectile sculptures are included in a new exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum. The Moon: A Voyage Through Time brings together together miniature paintings, scientific instruments, Islamic manuscripts, and contemporary works of art to explore the role that the moon has played in faith, science, and the arts across the Muslim world and beyond.
A Conversation with artists Ala Ebtekar, Linda Connor, Chris McCaw, and Tony Misch
Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 3-5pm
Palo Alto, CA
In coordination with The Sheltering Sky, a photography group exhibition at the Palo Alto Art Center, Haines Gallery photographers Chris McCaw and Linda Connor will be speaking alongside Ala Ebtekar and Tony Misch about their works and practice.
Visiting Artist Lectures: Shiva Ahmadi
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 7-8:30pm
Iranian-American artist Shiva Ahmadi will be speaking at the CIA at Copia Theater in Napa, California, as part of The Oxbow Schoo’s Visiting Artist Lectures series, which gives students and general public the opportunity to meet and learn about a wide variety of art and artists.