On September 7, 2013, the lower Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco will see a surge of contemporary art activity as four San Francisco art dealers launch inaugural shows in new gallery spaces on Utah Street and Potrero Avenue, each within a block of 16th Street. Catharine Clark, Brian Gross, Jack Fischer and George Lawson join area pioneer Todd Hosfelt who reopened here in 2012, shifting the epicenter of contemporary galleries from downtown. All five galleries will coordinate Saturday afternoon openings on September 7th. Catharine Clark is moving from her Minna Street location adjacent to SFMOMA, Brian Gross and Jack Fischer are moving from the 49 Geary building downtown, and we are returning from Los Angeles, adding to our Sutter Street location.
SF 31. For our inaugural show in the new Potrero Hill space we will be showing new paintings by British artist Erin Lawlor, her second solo with the gallery. Lawlor splits her time between London and Ste. Marie de Ré in France, and these works are selected from a suite she completed on the island this spring and summer. Her work is characterized by wide gestural handling, closely valued hues and a balance between emotional tone, evocations of the natural world, and pure painting. A 132 page catalog with 57 color reproductions accompanies the exhibition.