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Left: Roe Ethridge, Thanksgiving 1984 (Green Dress), 2009. Chromogenic print. 44 x 33 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery. Right: Ryan McGinley, BMX, 2000. Chromogenic print 32 3/4 x 42 inches Courtesy of the artist and Ratio 3, San Francisco

Real to Real: Photographs from the Traina Collection

June 9, 2012September 16, 2012

Drawing upon the dynamic collection of San Francisco native Trevor Traina, this exhibition consists of approximately 100 works made by some of the pre-eminent artists working in photography this past century. While the core of the Traina collection embraces the documentary impulse in photography, it also tracks the medium’s full-blooded absorption into the world of contemporary art. Mixing rare black and white vintage prints of canonical images by Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Diane Arbus and Garry Winogrand, with luscious, eye-popping work in color by artists ranging from Stephen Shore and William Eggleston to Cindy Sherman and Andreas Gursky, this exhibition celebrates photography’s fundamental richness and plasticity. Photography’s use in conceptual art has been at the center of Traina’s most recent activity as a collector, which brings the exhibition fully into the contemporary moment with exciting new work by artists such as Roe Etheridge, Christopher Williams and Ryan McGinley.

Playing the Field: Photography and Collecting Today

Playing the Field: Photography and Collecting Today, a panel discussion in celebration of the opening of Real to Real, June 8, 2012. Featuring Real to Real curators and artists including Julian Cox, Kevin Moore, Daniel Lefcourt, Ryan McGinley, and Alec Soth.