Witness Snapshots of History This Fall at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco
“In the thick of the digital era, we still believe that the physical presence of artwork can affect a person in the deepest ways,” Jeffrey Fraenkel states. He would know. Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco has been exhibiting pieces, mostly photography, by the likes of Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin, and Irving Penn since 1979. So far, its 40th anniversary exhibition schedule has presented solo shows by Lee Friedlander and Carleton Watkins. In October, the comprehensive “Long Story Short” opens, featuring
60 works spanning nearly 18 decades, as far back as 1849. Alongside traditional photographs by Man Ray, William Eggleston, and others will be different mediums by such younger artists as Elisheva Biernoff and Liz Deschenes. In the spring, the gallery kicks off its 41st year with a show of new color photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto.