Door into the Dark

Zarathustra I, 2014, tempera on jute, 190 x 290 cm © Leiko Ikemura and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2021. / Photo: Jörg von Bruchhausen.

While a doorway can be an oculus to look through, it can also be an entry point to the unknown, or an invitation towards transformation. The collection of works in this exhibition, spanning multiple mediums, explore ideas of sacred space and contested spaces, questioning the imperfections inherent in those labels as neither sacredness nor safety are universal. The artists included in the exhibition present cosmic realms, commune with ancestors, forge passageways, and honor the natural world - each welcoming the unfamiliar.

Artists included: Ansel Adams, Dawoud Bey, Sydney Cain, Jonathan Calm, Peter Dean, T.J. Dedeaux-Norris, Rupert Garcia, Doug Hall, Diane Andrews Hall, Winslow Homer, Leiko Ikemura, Oliver Lee Jackson, Eirik Johnson, Hung Liu, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Margaret Nielsen, Joachim Patinir, Tjumpo Tjapanangka, & Henry Wessel.

Source: Rena Bransten Gallery online

Rena Bransten Gallery
Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107