Esteemed French artist JR is the subject of a latest photography exhibition at Pace Gallery’s Palo Alto outpost. Entitled “The Chronicles of San Francisco – Sketches,” the dynamic presentation sees large-scale works portraying everyday life, people, and urban landscapes from the West Coast city. The exhibition includes portraits, works on paper, light boxes, etched glass pieces, and video installations — all inspired by the artist’s monumental mural project of the same name as the show title.
Over 1,200 people were interviewed and filmed for the grand endeavor. “The project began in January of 2018 when JR and his team roamed San Francisco, parking their 53’ trailer truck, with a photo-studio installed inside, in more than 22 different locations around the city to capture portraits of anyone passing by who wished to participate,” said Pace in a statement.
View a selection of works above. “The Chronicles of San Francisco – Sketches” is currently on view at Pace Gallery Palo Alto until March 24.
For more art shows, check out Jim Denomie’s first exhibition at Bockley Gallery featuring works that explore the controversial events that transpired during the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest from 2016.
Pace Gallery, Palo Alto
2530, 229 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301