New Online Exhibition: The Players


The Players – new on Artsy

Mark Steinmetz’ series “The Players” (1986-1990) presents the emotional world of Little League Baseball, conveying a sense of the individual in each image, ranging from displays of enthusiasm, boredom, confidence, and hesitancy.

November 16 – December 29, 2017.

Click HERE to view the entire exhibition on Artsy.


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Doug Rickard in group show "The Photographic"


The Photographic is a two-part group exhibition spread over two years that aims to gauge the significance of photography today. The first part, Other Pictures, demonstrates an intergenerational concern with the photographic image at a moment when its discourse is subject to a process of historicization, particularly in the context of new media.

The following artists and photographers are among those engaged for this first part, The Photographic I – Other Pictures: Lewis Baltz, Tina Barney, Mohamed Bourouissa, Moyra Davey, Marc De Blieck, Sara Deraedt, Patrick Faigenbaum, Peter Fraser, Alair Gomes, Jitka Hanzlová, Roni Horn, Stephanie Kiwitt, Aglaia Konrad, Jochen Lempert, Zoe Leonard, Jean-Luc Moulène, Zanele Muholi, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Trevor Paglen, Doug Rickard, Torbjørn Rødland, Michael Schmidt, Arne Schmitt, Allan Sekula, Ahlam Shibli, Malick Sidibé, Dayanita Singh, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marc Trivier and Tobias Zielony.

October 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Ghent, Belgium

Click HERE to see more of Rickard’s work on our Artsy page.

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David Pace and Stephen Wirtz in "Recollected: Photography and the Archive"


Pace/Wirtz, BRITISH BOMBER 8-22-40 from the series WIREPHOTO (2016). archival pigment print, 31 x 25 inches. Courtesy of the artists.

Recollected: Photography and the Archive takes up photography as a medium and source material, as well as the practice of archiving and organizing. Included is the series WIREPHOTO, a collaboration between David Pace and Stephen Wirtz that re-interprets historical images from World War II that were transmitted by wire or radio wave for subsequent publication in newspapers or magazines. It is an investigation of the history of photography as much as a consideration of the portrayal of war.  

Also included in Recollected are works by Chris Dorosz, Ian Everard, Doug Hall, Hung Liu, Kija Lucas, Sean McFarland, Nigel Poor, Dina Rubiolo, Pamela Wilson Ryckman, Tina Takemoto, and Catherine Wagner.

September 23 – Novemeber 16, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, Septmeber 23, 1-3pm

Free Public Program: Thursday, October 19th, 2–4pm
Selected artists from the exhibition present their work, introduced by SFSU Art History Professor Dr. Gwen Allen

Fine Arts Gallery at San Francisco State University
Fine Arts Building Room 238
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-4pm, and by appointment.

Click HERE for more information on the exhibition.

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Raymond Saunders in "Soul of a Nation" at the Tate Modern


Raymond Saunders’ iconic painting, Jack Johnson is included in the Tate Modern’s current exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, which looks at the vital contribution of Black artists to American art and history in the 60s and 70s. Also included is Saunders’ self-published 1967 pamphlet Black is a Color, which argues that African American artists need not be limited by racial representations, and argues against the concept of “black” art as a potentially degrading restriction.

To learm more about the exhibition, click HERE.

See more of Saunders’ work on our Artsy page.

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power runs through October 22, 2017 at the Tate Modern in London.

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TRUNK: Tuscan Trees by Mark Steinmetz


Our latest Artsy exhibition features Mark Steinmetz’ Tuscan Trees.

“I’m not sure what to call the moment I experienced. The hills around me suddenly came alive with an extraordinary vividness and under the tall grasses I could feel the earth’s beating heart.” – Mark Steinmetz on photographing olive trees in Cortona, Italy.

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New Photobook: Peter Mitchell's VIKING 4 SPACE MISSION


The latest book of Peter Mitchell’s photography drags us across the galaxy, to take a new look at the patterns and rhythms of human existence.

Published in 2017 by RRB Publishing. Hardcover, 88 pages, with 64 color photographs made between 1974 and 1979. Includes detailed captions by the artist, an essay by Val Williams (in English/French), and various other ephemera (maps etc.). The prints were originally displayed in a 1979 show at the Impressions Gallery, and were shown again in 2016 at the Rencontres d’Arles photo festival.

Click HERE to read Collector Daily’s review.

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SF Art Book Fair 2017


This July, Wirtz Art participated in the second annual San Francisco Art Book Fair, a festival featuring artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists’ multiples. We featured an exhibition of photogprahs from Peter Mitchell’s Series, “Viking 4 Space Mission,” as well as books from Todd Hido, Larry Sultan, Mike Brodie, and Chris McCaw. With over 10,000 visitors, and more than 100 exhibitors, it was a hectic, but fun weekend.

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Marc Katano // New Work on Artsy



Our newest exhibition, Marc Katano: Outside Voice is up on Artsy! Through the use of large tarps, Katano redirects his meditative practice of painting by scaling his work beyond the human body.

At the Art Museum of Sonoma County, Marc Katano debuts his signature abstractions on 9×12 foot tarps, alongside works on handmade Nepalese paper.

Check out his latest work on our site, or in person. The physical exhibition is up at Museums of Sonoma County through April 30th.

Click HERE to view the exhibition on our Artsy site.

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Larry Sultan // Here and Home at SF MOMA



Larry Sultan: Here and Home explores the artist’s 35-year career through more than 200 photographs, a billboard created with conceptual artist and frequent collaborator Mike Mandel, a film, and Study Hall — a room offering a unique glimpse into Sultan’s exploratory process. Works on view include Sultan’s early collaborative projects of the 1970s, made with Mandel, as well as his later work including Pictures from Home (1983–92), The Valley (1997–2003), and Homeland (2006–09). (An exhibition of Mandel’s work, Mike Mandel: Good 70s, is on view on Floor 3, May 20–August 20, 2017.)

Click HERE to learn more on SF MOMA’s website.

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Chris McCaw at Haines Gallery // Tide and Times



In his latest exhibition, Time and Tides, Chris McCaw continues to use multiple lenses or exposures to explore the mark making process. He continues to document the passage of the sun, using a rotating, 1913 Cirkut camera to capture panoramic images that mark time. Another body of work focuses on tidal changes on the San Francisco Bay, which he shoots with an Ansel Adams-style view camera. He invites us to consider time and space.

The exhibition has been extended to run through May 20th at Haines Gallery (49 Geary Street, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108).

Click HERE to take a look at McCaw’s available works on our Artsy site.


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