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49 Geary Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94108
415 397 8114

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

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

Together As One

49 Geary Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94108

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

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San Francisco, CA 94108

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.

David Maisel

Desolation Desert

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San Francisco, CA 94108

Haines Gallery proudly presents Desolation Desert, an 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

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San Francisco, CA 94108

Haines Gallery proudly presents Backscatter, our third solo exhibition with 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.

Leslie Shows

Preview: Ultramarine

49 Geary Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94108

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.

Artist Digests

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San Francisco, CA 94108

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.

$5,000 and Under

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San Francisco, CA 94108

In the spirit of staying connected through art, Haines Gallery is pleased to spotlight a special selection of available works priced at $5,000 and under.

 
Past Exhibitions

Mike Henderson

The Black Paintings

49 Geary Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94108

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

49 Geary Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94108

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

49 Geary Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94108

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

49 Geary Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94108

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

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San Francisco, CA 94108

September 5, 2019 - November 2, 2019

Tammam Azzam

Forgotten Cities

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San Francisco, CA 94108

September 5, 2019 - November 2, 2019

Likenesses

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San Francisco, CA 94108

July 9, 2019 - August 31, 2019

Monir Farmanfarmaian & Camille Utterback

Kaleidoscope Eyes

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San Francisco, CA 94108

April 4, 2019 - June 1, 2019

A Cure for Everything

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San Francisco, CA 94108

January 5, 2019 - March 2, 2019

Maurizio Anzeri

In-Equilibrio

49 Geary Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94108

November 1, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Patsy Krebs

Aletheia: reveal/conceal

49 Geary Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94108

November 1, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Shiva Ahmadi

Burning Song

49 Geary Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94108

September 6, 2018 - October 27, 2018

David Simpson

The War Room

49 Geary Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94108

September 6, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Quintessence: 6 Perspectives on Abstraction

49 Geary Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94108

June 7, 2018 - September 1, 2018

Linda Connor & Zhan Wang

Speak to the Stones, and the Stars Answer

49 Geary Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94108

March 1, 2018 - June 2, 2018