724 Ellis St, San Francisco
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5:30pm
Edvard MUNCH: BREATHE, FEEL, SUFFER AND LOVE PRINTS & DRAWINGS 1894-1930
Aug 31-Oct 31
Modernism is pleased to present a major exhibition of prints and drawings by the legendary Norwegian artist Edvard Munch 1863-1944. Encompassing thirty works produced between 1894 to 1930, the exhibition complements a concurrent retrospective of Munchs paintings at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The Modernism exhibition features some of Munchs most famous images, including The Sick Child, Madonna, and The Kiss painted
versions of which are simultaneously on view at SFMOMA affording viewers a rare opportunity to see how he treated key themes including death and love in diverse media.
Sep 12-Oct 31
Beginning with my experience as a woman, immigrant, widow and mother, from my own subjective experience and honest reflection, I create work to connect to others. I move beyond my personal identity to a universal self, casting light into and onto human experience. In this way these things that define me are catalysts, but never traps. They are lenses, but never blinders. They are personal, but only to connect to the universal.
I am interested in the purpose of pain, in the structure of sorrow, in the anguish of grief, in the rapture of love, in the joy of friendship, in the tenderness of self-discovery. I am interested in the exploration of elegance, of simplicity, of beauty.
Like many artists in history, I affirm the existence of beauty itself and the possibility of human connection and shared meaning. However I work in abstraction. Through abstraction I reveal rather than portray, and invite rather than present.
I use an always evolving approach to materials to express what is there, what is here, what is between.