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Vik Muniz at Rena Bransten Gallery
VIK MUNIZ: HANDMADE
September 9 – October 28, 2017
Artist Talk September 9, 2-4 pm
Minnesota Street Project Atrium
Reception immediately following
Rena Bransten Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works from renowned artist Vik Muniz. Best known for recreating iconic art historical imagery using unexpected materials (chocolate, garbage, and dirt to name a few) this new series continues Muniz’ lifelong exploration of cognitive and perceptual analogies, emphasizes his interest in visual games and celebrates his sense of play. Handmade marks a departure from previous series; these works contain both representations of objects and the objects themselves and the compositions nod to Op Art and geometric abstraction, with a possible salute to fellow Brazilian artist Lygia Pape. Like the “is it live or is it Memorex?” campaign, this series asks each viewer to discern between an object and its representation, and to question the relevance of that distinction. READ MORE
Left: Crumpled paper cut circles (Pink), 2017, mixed media (unique), 30 x 22 in.
Righ: Primal forms (green), 2017, mixed media (unique), 30 x 22 in.
RENA BRANSTEN GALLERY
Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA
Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm, and by appointment