I went to the Cindy Sherman show in its final week at SFMoMA for the simple reason that I had never seen a large grouping of her photographs. For some time, I have been on the proverbial ‘fence’ about her work, and usually a large retrospective moves me to accept an artist’s place in the canon. This was not the case for Ms. Sherman’s work.
Ms. Sherman is best known for her earliest body...
Roy De Forest is one of the signature Bay Area artists of the mid – late 20th C. His brightly colored and elaborately painted canvases, depicting unspoiled landscapes are what he is best known for. The current show at Brian Gross Fine Art is a revelation because on view are a number of works that predate his mature style.
Roy De Forest 'I Cannot Tell a Lie', 1962; oil, cotton canvas, string, wood (27.5 x 19.5 x 2.5 inches) (Courtesy of Brian Gross Fine Art)