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Crodino e Aperol, 2012 Spray Paint and Oil Pastel on Paper; Courtesy Greengrassi, London; and Anton Kern Gallery, New York © Alessandro Pessoli; photo: Robert Wedemeyer
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Io , 2012 Spray Paint and Oil Pastel on Paper © Alessandro Pessoli; photo: Robert Wedemeyer / courtesy greengrassi, London; and Anton Kern Gallery, New York
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The son of P , 2012 Spray Paint and Oil Pastel on Paper © Alessandro Pessoli; photo: Robert Wedemeye / courtesy greengrassi, London; and Anton Kern Gallery, New York
New Work

151 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
September 28th, 2012 - February 18th, 2013
Opening: September 28th, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:45 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.sfmoma.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
SOMA
EMAIL:  
commassistant@sfmoma.org
PHONE:  
415.357.4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu 10-9; Fri-Tue 10-5
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Alessandro Pessoli's evocative drawings, paintings, and sculptures place expressive, often melancholy figures in indeterminate spaces and dreamlike narratives. Fluidly moving across media and shifting between two- and three-dimensional forms, Pessoli renders his seemingly restless and exaggerated characters in a manner that is rich in historical references to art, cinema, and theater. This exhibition, the artist's first solo museum presentation on the West Coast, debuts a new series of works on paper and painted majolica ceramics paired with recent graphite drawings and sculpture. Together, these works reveal an imaginative, organic meditation on Modernism, mythology, and the artistic persona.

This exhibition is temporarily closed October 29 - November 2, 2012.