"David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition"
Oct. 26-Jan. 20, de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, S.F. 750-3600, deyoung.famsf.org
David Hockney has been an art-world mainstay for more than 50 years, known for pop art that turns simple scenes — like people sitting in a living room, or plants getting sunlight — into colorful expositions about something bigger. And bigger this exhibit is: It’s the de Young’s largest ever, with 300 works that were personally selected by the British artist.
Highbrow: We get the full arc of Hockney’s recent work, including art he’s created from mobile devices, and movies that will be screened on multiple monitors. It’s modernist Hockney and traditional Hockney in the same, giant space.
Lowbrow: Hockey’s art often exudes fun and whimsy, which makes it appealing to all levels of art-goers. (Use of mobile devices for art-making will also be familiar to the viewer.) His work appeals — like the music of the Beatles — to all age levels.
via SF Weekly