Lisa Kokin makes art with recycled materials that she finds at flea markets, thrift stores, and recycling centers. She has worked with books, buttons, gut, photographs, thread, zippers and most recently with shredded money. Kokin’s work is often a critique of the socio-political status quo imbued with a healthy dose of levity and a keen sensitivity to materials and processes.
February 1-26, 2017
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm
Reception: Saturday February 25, 3–5 pm
This mini-symposium -- the eighth in our annual series -- will explore the artistic connections created through trade along coastal maritime routes and between far reaching shores. Intrepid voyagers have long used water as a highway to access new land and resources. These explorations have initiated encounters between diverse communities and have encouraged the dissemination of regional imagery, materials, and techniques.
The Family Art Making table offers a drop-in art project activity and gallery guide led by professional teaching artists. In January, Family Art Making will focus on the special exhibition of Danny Lyon: Message to the Future. Artists of all ages are welcome to join.
This exhibition brings together works by Manet, Monet, Degas, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley, celebrating the man who ensured their talent was showcased to the world, Paul Durand-Ruel.
The Impressionists–and the man who made them –captures some of the world’s most famous paintings in stunning high definition as well as interweaving the incredible story of Durand-Ruel and his important work to perpetuate the Impressionist movement throughtout the art world.
Story cloths originated during a pivotal time in the history of a specific cohort of Hmong people from Laos. During confinement in refugee camps in Thailand, Hmong women applied their superior needlework skills to create a new art form. These embroidered story cloths visually convey lived experiences and cultural heritage. Following the closure of the last refugee settlement, story cloths have become a dying art. Dr. Linda Gerdner has been collecting story cloths for over two decades, with a discerning eye for quality of stitches and diversity of content.
June 7–July 2, 2017
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm; Fridays until 8:45 pm
Artist Reception: Friday, June 30, 6–8:30 pm
Frank Stella, It's Complicated...
ArtPoint Valentine's Gala
Saturday, February 11, 2017
7–8 pm - VIP Reception
8 pm–midnight - Main Event
Frank Stella burst onto the art scene in 1959 at the age of 23, with his series of black paintings. Over the years, his abstract compositions became increasingly complex and dynamic, moving out from the walls into the third dimension, expanding the very definition of painting. The de Young is the only West Coast venue for this retrospective covering six decades of Stella’s work, including paintings, wall mounted reliefs, and sculptures.