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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Artists Represented:
Janine Antoni
Saif Azzuz
Larry Bell
Sarah Cain
Rodrigo Cass
Rosana Castrillo Diaz
Marsha Cottrell
Erica Deeman
Jeremy Dickinson
Leonardo Drew
Tony Feher
Teresita Fernández
Joseph Havel
Richard Hoblock
Jim Hodges
Zoe Leonard
Donald Moffett
Kristen Morgin
Dave Muller
Jockum Nordström
Rob Reynolds
Kate Shepherd
Jasmin Sian
Caragh Thuring
Tam Van Tran
Michael Wetzel
Works Available By:
Josef Albers
Carl Andre
George Baselitz
Robert Bechtle
Lynda Benglis
Antonio Calderara
John Chamberlain
Mary Corse
Robert Gober
Jessie Henson
Donald Judd
Jannis Kounellis
Yayoi Kusama
Robert Mangold
Brice Marden
Agnes Martin
Sigmar Polke
Gerhard Richter
Ed Ruscha
Robert Ryman
Richard Serra
Jesús Rafael Soto
Tavares Strachan
Antoni Tápies
Cy Twombly
Jack Whitten

 
Current Exhibition

Claude Lawrence



May 24, 2022 - June 24, 2022
Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present a solo exhibition of never-before-seen work by jazz musician and painter Claude Lawrence. On view from 24 May – 24 June 2022, the exhibition showcases his masterful array of paintings that range from fully abstract to subtly figurative. These works created over the past seven years are the artist’s first presentation with a major commercial gallery and mark his debut on the West Coast. Lawrence grew up in Chicago and attended an arts and music school alongside composer Anthony Braxton and drummer Jack DeJohnette. In the mid 1960s he moved to New York and toured the United States as a saxophonist for the next 20 years. During his time in New York, Lawrence became a fixture of the Downtown Loft Jazz scene and was enmeshed in a milieu of the most notable artists and musicians of the day - he took lessons with Ornette Colman, encountered Frank Bowling and Edvins Strautmanis at Peter Bradley's Firehouse on Lafayette Street and forged longtime friendships with Jack Whitten and Joe Overstreet. These relationships informed Lawrence’s perspective not only on contemporary art and music but on the potential political resonances of these creative modes of expression. He recalls that when discussing Norman Lewis with Jack Whitten, the latter observed how significant it was for an African-American artist to gain recognition for anything other than figurative work, especially since figuration was more likely to be regarded as political than abstraction. Even though Lawrence’s compositions have almost always obviated referential imagery, he found that his work could be mobilized to enact meaningful social change. This crossover between jazz and abstraction can also be seen in Lawrence’s energized compositions of bold colors and impassioned brushstrokes. Art historian Andrianna Campbell attests to the depth of influence that Lawrence’s musical career had on his painting and observed that his work often operates “as a fusion of improvisation and subject matter governed by memory akin to the way that a jazz musician follows the established chord progressions and recycles it to render it continually new.”

 
Past Exhibitions

Saif Azzuz

Huem-chor O’ weych-pues (Welcome to where the rivers meet)



March 17, 2022 - April 22, 2022
Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to announce "Saif Azzuz: Huem-chor O’ weych-pues (Welcome to where the rivers meet)", the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, on view from 17 March – 22 April 2022. Working with a variety of natural materials and incorporating traditional Yurok art-making techniques, Azzuz confronts the ongoing effects of colonialism. The title of the exhibition takes its name from a greeting wall in Weitchpec, CA where the Yurok community resides. To date, the privatization of stolen land is the largest burden on all Indigenous peoples trying to steward their ancestral lands. Through constructing a sense of home within the gallery, Azzuz subverts the inaccessibility faced by his people for generations, subsequently showcasing the resilience of Yurok culture and the importance of personal connection with the land. Azzuz’s work responds to the impact of colonization, dams and the privatization of nature on the California landscape. Traditional ecological knowledge––different ways Indigenous communities have interacted with the land since time immemorial –– is at the core of the artist’s work, and is evident through a series of “remembered landscapes,” rubbing paintings, and sculptures that populate the gallery space. Made at different locations throughout present-day Weitchpec, the rubbing paintings are created from reliefs that are found on bridges or pieces of concrete that represent a different pattern and story for the Yurok tribe. In his paintings, Azzuz repurposes the color palettes from the drought and fire maps from California in 2021 to create surreal landscapes that are full and alive, that press their power up to the very edges of the canvas, resisting their frames. About Saif Azzuz: Saif Azzuz (b. 1987) is a Libyan-Yurok artist who resides in Pacifica, CA. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting and Drawing from the California College of the Arts in 2013. Azzuz has exhibited widely in the Bay Area, including an upcoming solo exhibition at Anthony Meier Fine Arts in March of 2022 and has had solo exhibitions at pt.2 gallery, Adobe Books, Ever Gold [Projects], NIAD, Rule Gallery and 1599dt Gallery. Azzuz is a 2022 SFMOMA SECA Award finalist and has participated in the Clarion Alley Mural Project and the Facebook Artist in Residence program.

Teresita Fernandez

Dark Earth



October 28, 2021 - December 3, 2021
Appointment only. No opening reception.

Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew: Works on Paper



August 26, 2021 - October 1, 2021
"Leonardo Drew: Works on Paper"

By appointment only

No opening reception

26 August - 1 October 2021

Erica Deeman

Familiar Stranger



August 25, 2020 - October 2, 2020
Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by San Francisco-based artist Erica Deeman (b. 1977, Nottingham, UK). In her second solo exhibition at the gallery, entitled "Familiar Stranger" (a reference to Stuart Hall’s Autobiography, "Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands"), Deeman forges a pathway between photography and sculpture, sharing 15 intimate self-portraits rendered in Cassius Obsidian clay. In this new series, Deeman continues her reflections on diasporic and transnational movements, Black permanence and the nuance of cultural identity. In "Familiar Stranger", Deeman turns the camera on herself for the first time creating portraits and processes that explore transfiguration and the overlapping and fluidity of identity. Black and white photographs are rendered into unique, abstracted, hand-made self-portraits in clay with the aid of 3D-printing techniques. For Deeman, the clay not only represents the land but a sense of belonging. The black clay sculptures reflect back contrast and detail in its darkness - a visible tension between time, technology, and the creative technique.

Richard Hoblock

AMID THE NOISES OF COMING AND GOING



March 13, 2020 - April 17, 2020
Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by San Francisco painter Richard Hoblock. Hoblock’s second solo exhibition at the gallery features a body of work rich in layered abstraction, juxtaposing bold and pastel hues. Working with both a paint brush and pallete knife, Hoblock frames broad, curving strokes with thick, built-up oil paint. Deep excavations reveal rich tones behind the topcoat; the displaced paint remains on the surface in a nod to history’s abstract expressionists. Hoblock received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 from the University New Hampshire, Durham, NH and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1998 from the University of California, Los Angeles, CA. He has had solo exhibitions at 295 Artspace, Orient, NY; Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Kim Light Lightbox Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; The Los Angeles Billboard Project, Los Angeles, CA, and Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA. His work is in the collection of University of California’s Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Rosana Castrillo Díaz



January 14, 2020 - February 21, 2020

Bright | Shiny



June 25, 2019 - July 30, 2019

Carl Andre



March 29, 2019 - May 3, 2019

Rodrigo Cass

figures, gestures and passages



January 15, 2019 - February 17, 2019

Donald Moffett

Nature Cult



November 9, 2018 - December 14, 2018

Larry Bell

Bay Area Blues



September 18, 2018 - October 19, 2018

Robert Bechtle: Self-Portraits, 1964 - 2005



July 10, 2018 - August 7, 2018

Caragh Thuring



April 27, 2018 - June 1, 2018

Jim Hodges

silence stillness



February 20, 2018 - March 23, 2018