May 1, 2000

Joel Shapiro, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco - Sculpture and Works on Paper

Joel Shapiro: Sculpture and Works on Paper
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
May 4 - July 1, 2000

John Berggruen Gallery presents an exhibition of sculpture and works on paper by Joel Shapiro. 

Internationally recognized American artist Joel Shapiro continues his investigation of the connection between line and form. This exhibition consists of approximately six large scale cast bronze sculptures, one painted wood construction, and several recent pastels on paper. Shapiro's reductive geometrical forms are suggestive of figurative abstraction. His works evoke feelings and imply movement, gesture, emotion and energy. 

Joel Shapiro's sculpture and drawings have been extensively exhibited and are included in numerous public collections such as The British Museum, London; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, Friuli, Italy; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; The Tate Gallery, London; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.

JOHN BERGGRUEN GALLERY
228 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
www.berggruen.com

Updated 06.07.2019

Bruce McGaw, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco - Early Paintings, 1957-1966

Bruce McGaw: Early Paintings, 1957-1966
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
May 4 - July 1, 2000

John Berggruen Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by Bruce McGaw.

The exhibition features paintings by Bay Area native, Bruce McGaw, that range in date from 1957-1966. Bruce McGaw was a student of Richard Diebenkorn's at the California College of Arts and Crafts where he became very close to Diebenkorn and with whom he developed a very strong rapport which continued after he left CCAC. Referred to as one of the second-generation Bay Area Figurative artists along with Joan Brown and Manuel Neri, Bruce was the youngest artist and only member of the "second-generation" to be included in the pivotal 1957 exhibition, Contemporary Bay Area Figurative Painting, at the Oakland Art Museum of Art. 

The collection of paintings in this exhibition display Bruce McGaw's skill of juxtaposing intense patches of color and playing with the perspective in his early still lifes, portraits and landscapes. Bruce McGaw began teaching at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1957 and continues to teach painting and drawing there today.

JOHN BERGGRUEN GALLERY
228 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
www.berggruen.com

Updated 06.07.2019