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REDCAT: Black Motion Pictures Series

Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) 631 WEST 2ND STREET, Los Angeles

Organized by Gabrielle Civil, Black Motion Pictures is a series of Zoom interviews with radical Black creatives about race, performance, and representation.

Free

Jeamin Cha: Troubleshooting Mind I, II, III

Kadist 3295 20th Street, San Francisco

Culminating her residency at KADIST San Francisco, Jeamin Cha’s solo exhibition explores the relationship between depression, anxiety, and late capitalism. Troubleshooting Mind I, II, III is her first solo exhibition on the West Coast.

Free

Harold Mendez: Let us gather in a flourishing way

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 1717 E 7th St, Los Angeles

Working between photography and sculpture, Mendez explores the tension between fiction and truth, visibility and absence, with an interest in how constructions of history and geography shape our sense of self.

Free

Stanya Kahn: No Go Backs

Completed earlier this year, No Go Backs (2020), shot on Super 16mm film with an original sound score and no dialogue, follows two teenagers (and real life friends) who leave the city for the wild.

Free

Ed Ruscha: Travel Log

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art 551 Broadway, Sonoma

Join us for a special exhibition of prints and photographs by world renowned artist Ed Ruscha. Rarely seen black and white photographs from Ruscha’s frequent trips from L.A. to Oklahoma in the 1960s reveal inspirations for his iconic prints and paintings, including images of gas stations, diners and the streets of rural towns like Gallup, new Mexico and Winslow, Arizona.

Free

The de Young Open

de Young Museum 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco

The de Young filled the 12,000-square-foot Herbst Exhibition Galleries with 877 artworks by 762 Bay Area artists in "The de Young Open."

$15

New Labor Movements

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts 1150 25th Street, San Francisco

Oakland-based curator Leila Weefur organizes the program to consider the question of “What is America today?” as inspired by ‘Lessons of the Hour,’ British artist Isaac Julien’s immersive film and photographic exhibition on the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.

Free

Lessons of the Hour: Isaac Julien

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts 1150 25th Street, San Francisco

‘Lessons of the Hour’ is a ten-screen immersive film installation and photography exhibition by British artist Isaac Julien that explores the life of the visionary African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Free

Wardell Milan

Fraenkel Gallery 49 Geary Street, San Francisco

The exhibition features Milan’s ongoing series “Death, Wine, Revolt,” which combines photography, drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture to explore themes of over-indulgence, destruction, and revolution.

Free

8-Bridges November Exhibition

8-Bridges San Francisco

8-Bridges launches an online exhibition on the first Thursday of every month and will include an evolving roster of galleries and contributors

Danielle Dimston: Lightness of Being

Municipal Bonds 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco

Dimston creates watercolors and drawings notable for a minimalist palette, linear composition, and transcendent field. Her work radiates emotional honesty through purity of the line—accessed by repetition, gradation, and undulation.

Free

Mirror Gazing

The Pit 918 Ruberta Avenue, Glendale

Rafael Baron, Ann Craven, Rosson Crow, Armen Eloyan, Julie Henson, Elizabeth Ibarra, Pharaoh Kakudji, Susumu Kamijo, Jennifer King, Becky Kolsrud, Brian Lotti, Anthony Miler, Julian Pace, Anthony Rianda, Jess Valice, David “Mr. Star City” White  

Free

No Time to Rest! Film Series

SFMOMA 151 3rd Street, San Francisco

Film at SFMOMA joins forces with arts and nonprofit institutions across the U.S. working collectively as the Feminist Art Coalition, an initiative organized around feminist thought and practice.

Free

Snail Shell: Maria Guzmán Capron & Rachel Hayden

pt.2 Gallery 1523b Webster St., Oakland

The exhibition juxtaposes Hayden’s acrylic paintings with Guzman Capron’s textile wall sculptures to investigate the relationship between physiognomy, emotional state, and the idea of home. 

Free