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From its global headquarters in San Francisco, Gallery Wendi Norris represents modern and contemporary artists working in a variety of media throughout the world. The gallery mounts exhibitions where they are most impactful for the artist, producing offsite exhibitions internationally, with a commitment to rigor, relevance, and connoisseurship.  

The gallery is known for its expertise in modern artists associated with Surrealism, including Leonora Carrington, Dorothea Tanning, Wolfgang Paalen, and Remedios Varo.  The gallery's contemporary artists, such as María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Chitra Ganesh, Ana Teresa Fernández, Julio César Morales, Ranu Mukherjee, Eva Schlegel and Peter Young share a similar ethos to their modern predecessors, often realized in rich and vibrant interdisciplinary art practices.
Artists Represented:
Val Britton
Ambreen Butt
María Magdalena Campos-Pons
Leonora Carrington
Ana Teresa Fernández
Chitra Ganesh
Marcel Jean
Julio César Morales
Ranu Mukherjee
Yamini Nayar
Wolfgang Paalen
Alice Rahon
Eva Schlegel
Eric Siemens
Dorothea Tanning
Remedios Varo
Peter Young

 

 
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Online Programming

Ranu Mukherjee

Ranu Mukherjee Has Been Very Busy



“I am trying to do this really basic job of a painter, which is to make images that express something about the present.” — Ranu Mukherjee While many of us have been wondering what to do, Ranu Mukherjee has been very busy in 2020. She has been painting and studying and painting and listening and painting and writing and painting some more. This series of mixed media paintings is a result of all that work, and it represents the full constellation of Ranu’s concerns: ecology, motherhood, and biodiversity; the human body and labor; modernity, climate change, and sacred cultures; the impoverishment of the imagination and the promise of unimagined utopias; feminist futurism and the strength of listening.

Ambreen Butt

Ambreen Butt: Say My Name



Gallery Wendi Norris presents Say My Name, a solo exhibition of new collage works by Ambreen Butt. Say My Name is Butt’s first exhibition with Gallery Wendi Norris and her first in San Francisco. Created as a means to explore the relationship between power and vulnerability and to pay homage to innocent lives lost, each of the twelve pieces in Say My Name incorporates the name and age of a single Afghan or Pakistani child killed in U.S. drone strikes. Butt commences by staining the paper in tea. She then separately and repeatedly writes or prints out the child’s name, shreds it into pieces, and arranges and glues the shredded fragments to her tea-stained paper in dense, swirling patterns. This process, undertaken with repetitive and transformational urgency, reconsiders the ripping, tearing action of a drone strike in order to elevate the names of its victims into shapes of exquisite grace and enduring strength.