Artistic Visions of the Golden Gate Bridge

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Golden Gate, 1987 Woodcut / Lithograph On Paper 36 1/2 X 26 1/4 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and George Krevsky Gallery
Artistic Visions of the Golden Gate Bridge
Curated by: Gail Goldyne

77 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
May 3rd, 2012 - June 30th, 2012
Opening: May 3rd, 2012 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Closed as of March 1, 2014
print, ceramics, photography, figurative, sculpture


For 75 years, the Golden Gate Bridge has stirred awe and admiration for the City by the Bay. As one of San Francisco’s most recognized landmarks, the Bridge beckons tourists to move out West, and reminds residents how lucky they are to live in such a beautiful place.  To commemorate these sentiments and the 75th anniversary of the Bridge, George Krevsky Gallery presents Artistic Visions of the Golden Gate Bridge. This curated exhibition opening May 3rd in San Francisco’s Union Square District is part of a community-wide celebration hosted by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Presidio Trust.

Throughout the years, this engineering marvel has inspired artists of all disciplines to document their love for this beautiful guardian of the Golden Gate. Much like the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, it welcomes visitors from all over the world, and stands as a beacon for native San Franciscans.

George Krevsky Gallery, in collaboration with guest curator Gail Goldyne, has selected a group of talented and internationally recognized artists to memorialize the Art Deco span.  The exhibition includes Bay Area Figurative artist Joan Brown, ceramicist Richard Shaw, photographers Richard Misrach, JoSon and Richard Nagler, painters Chester Arnold, Guy Diehl and Helen Berggruen, printmaker Rupert Garcia, sculptors Steve Allen and Ken Kalman, and architect William Walters.  The artworks pay homage not only to the orange vermillion structure, but also the city’s infamous fog, hilly terrain, majestic beauty, windy bay, and to the construction workers who built the Bridge.  These fine art interpretations are documents of the culture of our time.

To further celebrate the occasion, the gallery has organized two special events.  On Wednesday, May 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, respected gallerist Ruth Braunstein will moderate a panel, Artists in Conversation.  Golden Gate Bridge Historian and Storyteller, Peter Moylan, will give a Gallery Talk “Tales of the Bridge” on June 2nd at 2pm, as part of SF Art Dealer’s Association newly launched First Saturdays.

Please contact George Krevsky or Lori Sottile for additional information and visuals at 415/397-9748 or email at