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Established in 1987, Haines Gallery has consistently maintained a dynamic position within the ever-evolving world of contemporary art. Dedicated to providing a platform for emerging and internationally established artists from the Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the United States, the exhibition program encourages diverse practices with a predisposition for work that is conceptually rigorous and visually compelling.

Employing a highly individualistic curatorial stance, Haines Gallery has often been early to identify and support artists who have achieved critical acclaim over time. This is exemplified by our significant US relationships with artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Ai Weiwei, Kota Ezawa, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and Zhan Wang.

This commitment has resulted in lengthy and highly rewarding collaborations with our represented artists, enabling the gallery to facilitate significant exhibitions and acquisitions with major institutions internationally.

The gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America and Gallery Principal Cheryl Haines serves on the San Francisco Advisory Board of the Asian Art Museum and is a founding director of the Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium, Northern California.

Artists Represented:
Shiva Ahmadi
Ai Weiwei
Maurizio Anzeri
Tammam Azzam
John Chiara
Linda Connor
Binh Danh 
Kota Ezawa
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
Andy Goldsworthy
Mike Henderson
Taha Heydari
Patsy Krebs
Won Ju Lim
David Maisel
Chris McCaw
Aimé Mpane
David Nash
The Estate of Dennis Oppenheim 
Meghann Riepenhoff
Leslie Shows
David Simpson
Camille Utterback
Zhan Wang
Works Available By:
Marco Castillo
Rob Craigie
Jaume Plensa
Shahpour Pouyan
Tokihiro Sato
James Turrell

 
Online Programming

David Maisel

Apocalyptic / Sublime



In his carefully constructed, reality-based photographs, artist David Maisel stages careful investigations that use unexpected perspectives to make the invisible visible—in landscapes transformed by industrialization or urbanization, or in our artifacts and memories of the past. Central throughout his works are themes of memory, excavation, and transformation, of how we perceive our place on Earth or in time, and what we leave behind as a society. David Maisel: Apocalyptic / Sublime presents selections from some of Maisel's best-known portfolios, and debuts works from his new and recent series: Shadow Paintings and Memory Pictures.

John Chiara, Chris McCaw, Meghann Riepenhoff

Sheltering Arms II



A year after its first iteration, Sheltering Arms II presents recent works by artists for whom nature is both subject and collaborator: John Chiara, Andy Goldsworthy, Chris McCaw, and Meghann Riepenhoff.

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

A Mirrored Garden



Haines Gallery is proud to present Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: A Mirrored Garden, an online viewing room dedicated to the work of the celebrated Iranian artist. Monir spent over half a century creating stunning mirrored mosaics, sculptures, and works on paper that recall both the sacred geometry of Persian art and the reductive abstraction of the 20th century. Her artistic evolution was shaped at once by geopolitical events, ancient Persian traditions, and the New York art scene of the 1950s. The arc of Monir's creative development is one of the great stories of contemporary art. This diverse offering highlights a practice shaped by ceaseless curiosity and inventiveness, reflected in the many forms and materials that Monir masterfully employed throughout her long career. She was, in the words of curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, "a role model for the artist of the twenty-first century."

John Chiara, Binh Danh, Chris McCaw, Meghann Riepenhoff

Process and Invention: West Coast Photographers Expanding the Medium



From the landscape photography of Ansel Adams and Carleton Watkins to Eadward Muybridge’s panorama of San Francisco, the West Coast of the United States has long been an epicenter of American photography. Process and Invention, a new viewing room by Haines Gallery, brings together works by four photographers whose analog practices draw from this storied lineage while expanding the possibilities of their chosen medium. The images and alternative processes of John Chiara, Binh Danh, Chris McCaw and Meghann Riepenhoff owe as much to this history of photography as they do to the West Coast’s stunning and varied environs. Together, they represent an exciting new generation of artists who are reinvigorating handmade photography in our digital age.

Artist Digests



Once a week, we focus our attention on the work of a single artist, bringing you a carefully curated mix of content that invites you to explore their practices in depth.

 
Past Exhibitions

Shiva Ahmadi, Marco Castillo, Kota Ezawa, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Andy Goldsworthy, Mike Henderson, Carole Seborovski, David Simpson

Works on Paper from 8 Visionary Artists



December 10, 2020 - March 31, 2021
Encompassing a diverse range of media — from graphite drawings to watercolors and collages — works on paper offer an insightful window into an artist’s creative process. Far from being considered studies or experiments, each of the works on paper offered below represents an important mode of art-making in its own right — one reflecting the freedom and immediacy that only working on paper affords.

Ai Weiwei, Catherine Wagner, Pae White, Marco Castillo, Meghann Riepenhoff, Tammam Azzam

Material Witness



October 28, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Material Witness is a group exhibition exploring how artistic materials bear witness to and record events and processes, ranging from seismic cultural shifts to natural phenomena. By bringing together divergent artistic approaches, Material Witness amplifies the ways in which an artist's chosen medium offers up important evidence about the challenges and opportunities that define our present moment.

Shiva Ahmadi

The Body Politic



October 7, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Haines Gallery proudly presents The Body Politic, an online viewing room showcasing a suite of new paintings by Iranian-American artist Shiva Ahmadi. In these works, Ahmadi mines the expressive potential of paint while exploring the body’s relationship to trauma and anxiety. Well-known for exquisitely crafted paintings, sculptures, and digital animations that use formal beauty to seduce viewers into scenes of conflict and chaos, Ahmadi’s recent works are introspective, intimate, and personal. Charged with emotion, these latest paintings illuminate a different kind of stress, one borne from a heightened awareness of the body, its susceptibilities and vulnerabilities, and the self-consciousness that arises from constant scrutiny.

Ai Weiwei, Binh Danh, Kota Ezawa, Andy Goldsworthy, Chris McCaw, David Nash, Meghann Riepenhoff, Tokihiro Sato

Together As One



July 7, 2020 - October 31, 2020
As much of the world temporarily retreats from the rhythms of urban life, many of us find solace by seeking a connection to power and splendor of nature. For the artists included in Together As One, nature and its enduring beauty is a source of creative inspiration, emotional renewal, and spiritual nourishment. Through distinctive approaches and disparate media, each artist provides us with an encounter with the mountains, water, and trees—elements of the landscape from which we are never truly separate. Together As One takes its title from the writings of naturalist John Muir, who celebrates the interconnectedness of all living things: “When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.”

John Chiara, Andy Goldsworthy, Chris McCaw, David Nash, Meghann Riepenhoff and Yoshitomo Saito

Sheltering Arms



May 19, 2020 - September 30, 2020
In the aftermath of the US Civil War, famed naturalist John Muir trekked through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, finding beauty and inspiration in the meadows, rivers, and forests there. “It would be delightful,” Muir reflected, “to be storm-bound beneath one of these noble, hospitable, inviting old trees, its broad sheltering arms bent down like a tent, incense rising from the fire made from its dry fallen branches, and a hearty wind chanting overhead.” Sheltering Arms presents key works by John Chiara, Binh Danh, Andy Goldsworthy, Chris McCaw, David Nash, Meghann Riepenhoff, and Yoshitomo Saito, artists for whom nature is both subject and collaborator. As many of us shelter in place, the artists included in this exhibition bring us the poetry of the natural world, along with some of the comfort it can offer.

Leslie Shows

Ultramarine



May 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Haines Gallery is pleased to offer a preview of Ultramarine, a highly anticipated solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Leslie Shows. Reflecting Shows’ gift for modern-day alchemy, the works in Ultramarine combine unexpected materials with striking results: painted and printed canvas, kiln-formed glass and vitreous enamel, metal and sand are fused in ways that expand our no­tions of contemporary painting. Evocative and elusive, Shows' new works give rise to myriad associations: undersea life, fossilized flora and fauna, lapidary estuaries, and rapidly firing synapses emerge in turn from these dynamic forms. Yet there is nothing unearthly in Ultramarine; rather, as the title suggests, Shows asks us to look more deeply at the overlapping systems we inhabit, so that we might reimagine new ways of coexisting. Ultramarine is Shows’ third solo show at Haines Gallery, and her first in the Bay Area since 2015.

David Maisel

Desolation Desert



April 10, 2020 - August 31, 2020
Haines Gallery proudly presents Desolation Desert, an online exhibition of recent photographs by David Maisel that focuses on Chile’s vast Atacama Desert. The highest and driest desert on the planet, this sensitive region is being transformed at an unparalleled pace and scale by massive mining operations. Maisel’s images of the Atacama are at once graphic and painterly, offering viewers detailed, open-ended information that operates on a metaphorical level as much as a documentary one. Desolation Desert was created with the support of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and is Maisel’s eighth solo exhibition at Haines Gallery.

Taha Heydari

Backscatter



April 3, 2020 - August 31, 2020
Haines Gallery proudly presents Backscatter, an online exhibition by Baltimore-based Iranian artist Taha Heydari. Heydari’s latest works draw from an Iranian women’s magazine published in the years leading up to Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. Meticulously rendered, arresting in their bold colors and seamless integration of diverse styles, Heydari's new paintings excavate traces of a bygone era, revealing how cultural ruptures produce shifts in ideology and identity.

Mike Henderson

The Black Paintings



January 3, 2020 - March 28, 2020
Showcasing paintings made primarily in the 1990s by Mike Henderson, the canvases included in this exhibition feature a palette of lush blacks, steel grays, and ultramarine blues. Set against the darkness, small shapes of bright blues, yellows, and reds flicker like jewels.

David Simpson

Interference



January 2, 2020 - March 28, 2020
David Simpson’s exhibition takes its title from his use of “interference” pigments, which shift in color with changes in light and the viewer’s perspective. Now in his 90s, Simpson continues to delight with works of remarkable dynamism and depth.

Kota Ezawa

National Anthem



November 7, 2019 - December 14, 2019
Kota Ezawa's critically acclaimed project National Anthem makes its West Coast debut at Haines Gallery. An animated video and a suite of related watercolors and light boxes offers a powerful meditation on protest and patriotism, solidarity and hope.

Mike Henderson

At the Edge of Paradise



November 7, 2019 - December 14, 2019
At the Edge of Paradise features a suite of newly created, large-scale abstract paintings by pioneering Bay Area artist and 2019 Artadia Award winner Mike Henderson. Radiant with possibility, Henderson's latest works reflect an artist who has arrived at his prime.

Binh Danh

After the Gold Rush



September 5, 2019 - November 2, 2019

Tammam Azzam

Forgotten Cities



September 5, 2019 - November 2, 2019

Likenesses



July 9, 2019 - August 31, 2019

Monir Farmanfarmaian & Camille Utterback

Kaleidoscope Eyes



April 4, 2019 - June 1, 2019

A Cure for Everything



January 5, 2019 - March 2, 2019

Maurizio Anzeri

In-Equilibrio



November 1, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Patsy Krebs

Aletheia: reveal/conceal



November 1, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Shiva Ahmadi

Burning Song



September 6, 2018 - October 27, 2018

David Simpson

The War Room



September 6, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Quintessence: 6 Perspectives on Abstraction



June 7, 2018 - September 1, 2018

Linda Connor & Zhan Wang

Speak to the Stones, and the Stars Answer



March 1, 2018 - June 2, 2018