SFMoMA Museum of Modern Art

On the Edge

Art of California

28 Jan - 31 Jul 2017

Ed Ruscha, Plots, 1986
private collection and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, fractional gift of Elaine McKeon
© Ed Ruscha
photo: Ben Blackwell
28 January – July 2017
Floor 2

This exhibition, presented in the museum’s newly dedicated California galleries, features art from the 1960s to now, made by Bay Area and Los Angeles artists on a range of subjects from social justice to the natural world. Works on view include William Allan’s sensuous, coloristic studies of skies in the American West and Sister Corita Kent’s vibrant screenprints, often designed as calls to action against oppression and war. Works by Robert Colescott, Andrea Bowers, and Sandow Birk, among others, address social inequity through a variety of historical references, styles, and tones, while gesturing collectively to the rich multiplicity of voices that power the great American experiment.

Tags: Sandow Birk, Andrea Bowers, Robert Colescott, Corita Kent