Bay Area Now 6, the triennial exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts devoted to regional artists who work across disciplines from performance to visual art, to film and video, brought Out There toYBCA last Friday night for the show’s opening event. The 18 Bay Area-based artists or artist collectives included were chosen by YBCA curators on the basis of studio visits, and commissioned to create works expressly for the exhibition. As is often the case in group shows, any attempt to generalize or draw conclusions about the state of the artscirca 2011 is doomed to fail. But many of the works on display do demonstrate these artists’ confidence and willingness to experiment, as shown by their art practices and products.
Cornucopia of New Bay Area Artworks: SF CA