‘Fillmore’ marks unique era in San Francisco art scene
JERRY BURCHARD 1958 photograph “Jay DeFeo (From Staircase),” represents some of the art created in post-World War II San Francisco, works that will be showcased in “Renaissance on Fillmore” at the di Rosa Preserve.
Photo Courtesy of the Estate of Jerry Burchard
During the years following World War II, San Francisco became a haven for artists of all stripes who were seeking cheap rent, good weather and a bohemian environment. This significant moment in history will be celebrated at the di Rosa Preserve with “Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955-65,” running through Jan. 27.
The exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gatehouse Gallery.
Between 1955 and 1965, San Francisco’s upper Fillmore District was an important, locus of creative ferment and home to a remarkable and eclectic group of painters, poets and musicians who changed the course of American art. The exhibition “Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955-65” will examine this unique place and time through the work of 17 artists who either lived and worked in the building at 2322 Fillmore or were active in the neighborhood’s pioneering art galleries, such as the Six Gallery, King Ubu and Batman Gallery.
Works by Paul Beattie, Joan Brown, William H. Brown, Jerry Burchard, Bruce Conner, Jean Conner, Jay DeFeo, Sonia Gechtoff, Dave Getz, Wally Hedrick, Craig Kauffman, James Kelly, Les Kerr, Hayward King, Ed Moses, Deborah Remington and David Simpson are included.
The di Rosa is located at 5200 Carneros Highway.
For additional information, call 226-5991 or visit dirosaart.org.