Contemporary Paintings

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Contemporary Paintings

Jun 22 — Aug 31, 2020

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Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present Contemporary Paintings, an extensive exploration of light, color, and composition through the medium of paint. This exhibition will be on view June 22 – August 2020. You can view a selection of paintings from the exhibition through our ADAA viewing room here, or view the exhibition in person by scheduling an appointment here.

From an exquisite example of Sean Scully’s Wall of Light series to the colorful environments of local, Bay Area painters Muzae Sesay and Jenny Sharaf, Contemporary Paintings abounds with saturated hues, graphic geometries, and varying techniques. Whether it be whimsical abstraction or meticulous realism, the paintings juxtapose one another to open dialogues regarding how artists render their surrounding world. The exhibition inaugurates the gallery’s reopening and summer programming, reflecting Berggruen Gallery’s ongoing dedication to presenting exhibitions that bring together works from the contemporary canon and of historical significance. Furthermore, the show features a dynamic and diverse group of artists from several different countries, from the United States to South Korea to the United Kingdom, including works by:

Mary Corse
Sarah Crowner
Austin Eddy
Matthew Feyld
Mark Fox
Shara Hughes
Matthew Day Jackson
Minku Kim
Paul Kremer
Des Lawrence
Julian Lethbridge
Sam Messenger
Odili Donald Odita
Clare Rojas
Sean Scully
Muzae Sesay
Jenny Sharaf

Contemporary Paintings, June 22 – August, 2020. On view by appointment only at 10 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. To schedule an appointment, please click here. Images and preview are available upon request. For all inquiries please contact the gallery by phone (415) 781-4629 or by email

Odili Donald Odita. Displacement, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 70 x 70 x 1 1/4 inches