Left Coast Goes to the de Young
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Cornelia Parker, Anti-Mass, 2005. Wood charcoal, nails, and wire. FAMSF, museum purchase, Friends of New Art and the American Art Trust Fund in honor of Harry S. Parker III and Stephen A. Nash, 2006.2
"Left Coast Goes to the de Young" presents new works by Jean Ahn, Nick Benavides, Jonathan Hollan, Emily Koh, Mei-Fang Lin, and Ryan Suleiman.
Two exquisitely contrasting artworks, one black and one gold, displayed in Gallery 16 of the de Young serve as inspiration for six emerging composers commissioned to write new works for this program. Both sculptures were created out of leftovers: learning of an arson attack on a church that had a predominantly African American congregation, Cornelia Parker collected the charred remains of the building and constructed Anti-Mass (2005), which seems to float, defying gravity. On the opposite wall is El Anatsui's Hovor II (2004), a work which transformed discarded bottle tops into an enormous opulent wall hanging.
Support for this project was provided by the San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grants Program.
Friday Nights at the de Young programs are free of charge. Tickets are required to visit the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries.
Contact InformationMitzi Mathews
Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett, the Koret Foundation, and the Estate of Delores M. Schweizer. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.