Huffington Post: Last Days for Two of the Best Fall Bay Area Shows: City of Disappearances and Energy That Is All Around
Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Laura Braun
Two of the strongest shows to open this Fall illuminate the work of two of the Bay Area's most thoughtful and talented curators, Joseph del Pesco and Natasha Boas. In "City of Disappearances," a haunting and provocative collection of works at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, del Pesco and London-based co-curator Elizabeth Neilson explore the conceptual and personal narratives created by the City - with a capital C. In "Energy That Is All Around," at the San Francisco Art Institute's Walter & McBean Gallery, Boas has painstakingly amassed a unique, one-in-a-lifetime collection of the artworks and artifacts of a group of infamous artists known as the "Mission School." Though completely different in subject and tone, both will resonate powerfully for days to come.