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Out of Order: Geometric Systems in Contemporary Bay Area Art

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March 11th Plaid, 2010 Newspaper on Paper 23 Inches X 25 Inches © Haines Gallery/San Francisco
Out of Order: Geometric Systems in Contemporary Bay Area Art

1600 Holloway Ave
SF State University Fine Arts Building, Room 238
San Francisco, CA 94132
September 18th, 2010 - October 14th, 2010
Opening: September 18th, 2010 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://gallery.sfsu.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Sunset/Richmond
EMAIL:  
gallery@sfsu.edu
PHONE:  
415-338-6535
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sat 11-4
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
SFSU (San Francisco State University)
TAGS:  
geometric abstraction mixed-media, installation, conceptual, surrealism, abstract, modern
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

“Out of Order” surveys the exploration of meticulous and abstract geometric systems in contemporary Bay Area art. Abstraction is the primary pictorial language of modernism, and its geometric tradition is rarely surveyed locally. What unites the work of these artists is their foregrounding of irregularities in composition or use of structural materials—instead of the symmetry expected from geometry. That subtle shift toward disorder conveys a creative energy and vitality, regardless of scale or media—here including painting, sculpture, rubber bands, computer animation, paper and more.