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Ewan Gibbs: San Francisco

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Gibbs_01_sanfrancisco
San Francisco, 2009 Graphite on Paper; Commissioned by SFMOMA © Ewan Gibbs; photo: courtesy the artist and Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Gibbs_06_sanfrancisco
San Francisco, 2009, 2009 Graphite on Paper; Commissioned by SFMOMA © Ewan Gibbs; photo: courtesy the artist and Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Gibbs_07_sanfrancisco
San Francisco, 2009 Graphite on Paper; Commissioned by SFMOMA © Ewan Gibbs; photo: courtesy the artist and Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Ewan Gibbs: San Francisco

151 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
January 16th, 2010 - June 27th, 2010

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DESCRIPTION

This suite of drawings, commissioned by SFMOMA, offers an evocative glimpse of San Francisco's urban landscape and landmarks. British artist Ewan Gibbs has translated photographs of the city into marks commonly used for knitting patterns — minuscule slashes and dots rendered in sharp pencil — to form a kind of visual code. The resulting images, recognizable from a distance, become more abstract and fleeting at close range. Gibbs's urban portraiture both reveals and obscures its subject matter, simultaneously capturing the many textures of San Francisco while keeping the city at a distance.