These three can't-miss fall exhibits capture the essence of storytelling through art while providing new perspectives.
Group weave handbag created in collaboration with SAORI Arts, painted shoes by Jesus Huezo.
Museum of Craft and Design: Mode Brut
The Museum of Craft and Design will showcase the designs and practices of more than 50 artists of Creativity Explored, an organization that gives professional opportunities, a supportive studio environment, supplies and mentorship to artists with developmental disabilities. Four collections will be displayed from Creativity Explored Studio, Bonanza, Yanni Brumfield and Tokyo Gamine to showcase extraordinary designs. The exhibit’s purpose is to encourage guests to look at fashion through a different lens. To relay this message, exhibition-related programs will dive deeper into the artistic process, and, in the first week, the show will include a livestreamed fashion show—all featuring Creativity Explored artists and collaborating partners. Throughout the exhibit, themes of gender identity, body types and differing abilities will be front and center. Sept. 4-Jan. 23, 2022, 2569 Third St.
Tokyo Gamine, Earth coat (2021) for Mode Brut
SFMOMA: Joan Mitchell
The name Joan Mitchell is an iconic one in the art world, and for good reason: Known for her abstract art, Mitchell’s signature style of heavy brushwork and expressive colors were informed by influences from landscapes to poetry, including the 80 works that will be featured in Joan Mitchell at the SFMOMA. The exhibit will showcase the artist’s rise to success in a male-dominated field through her unconventional definitions of abstract expressionism and landscape painting. The expansive show will capture Mitchell as both an individual and an artist. Rare works from the beginning of her career, sketchbooks, personal letters, photographs and large-scale, multipanel works will be on view in order to tell her story. Sept. 4-Jan. 17, 2022, 151 Third St.
Asian Art Museum: Likeness and Legacy in Korean Portraiture
Portrait of Oh Myeonghang, 1728-1800, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), ink and colors on silk, Gyeonggi Provincial Museum
The role of portraiture in Korean culture comes with a deep history of memorialization, spirit and image—that is what the Likeness and Legacy in Korean Portraiture exhibit will uncover. Traditional Korean portraiture presents the eye of the artist and focuses on realistic depictions of the individual features and expressions—produced on silk and other media. The exhibit will highlight rare, 18th century portraiture from the Joseon dynasty, as well as those from contemporary Korean artists Do Ho Suh and Yun Suknam and Korean American artists Ahree Lee and Young June Lew in the form of traditional portraiture and mixed media. Aug. 27-Nov. 29, 200 Larkin St.
Photography by: PHOTO: © GYEONGGI PROVINCIAL MUSEUM; COURTESY OF GRAHAM HOLOCH, © CREATIVITY EXPLORED LICENSING, LLC PHOTO COURTESY OF MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND DESIGN