Apr 3, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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Time for our bi-monthly meetup of Contemporary Art at 49 Geary St. The are 14 galleries with about a third of them having photography as a medium in their exhibits, remainder in painting and mixed media. A few of the highlights:
Haines Gallery - John Chiara, landscape photographs
Fraenkel Gallery - Katy Grannan, Central Valley photographs
Toomey Tourell Gallery - Dorothy Goode, abstract painting
I suggest members bring a p&s camera (no flash allowed) and/or small sketch book. There's always a piece(s) so interesting that you have to record it. Sometimes the media or subject matter of contemporary art may not interest you, but I always find composition interesting in pieces that really capture our attention such that we can't wait to talk about at our social afterwards. Each group is different. The art always thought-provoking.
“First Thursday” is when a number of SF galleries stay open later for the public 5:30-7:30, the first thursday of the month. 49 Geary St. is a building where well-established contemporary art galleries like Fraenkel, Haines, Koch, Wiriz, and more (about 14 total) are located. Unlike the museums, art in the galleries is generally edgier, sometimes controversial, maddening, etc. but hardly mundane. Guaranteed to start spirited discussions. We'll start gathering in front of the building at 5:30 and be ready to go up the elevators by 5:40. 2 hrs. is a long time for viewing, 90 min is more realistic; will start our social at a nearby pizzeria around 7:00. We'll be joined at he galleries by a few members of a photography meetup group which will give us additional point of views.
1. BART- Montgomery Station, 1 block away
2. Sutter-Stockton Garage, 4 blocks away
3. 5th & Mission Garage, 5 blocks away