This exhibition features art from the 1960s to now, made by Bay Area and Los Angeles artists on a range of subjects, from social justice to the natural world. Works on view include William Allan's sensuous, coloristic studies of skies in the American West and Sister Corita Kent's vibrant screenprints, often designed as calls to action against oppression and war. In addition, works by Robert Colescott, Andrea Bowers, and Sandow Birk, among others, address social inequity through a variety of historical references, styles, and tones, while gesturing collectively to the rich multiplicity of voices that power the great American experiment.
This exhibition shows off the newly completed California Galleries and features works by California artists from the 1960s to today. Working across a range of topics, from the natural landscape to the political terrain, these works offer a profile of influential artists from the Bay to LA, including Robert Colescott, Sister Corita Kent and the great rabble-rouser Sandow Birk.