Sandow Birk: "Depravities of War"
Catherine Clark Gallery
Great gallery space. She just relocated from 49 Geary to Minna St this past Summer. Cement walls, garage door, high ceilings, small secret room and dual street entrances.
Birk's large wood block prints measuring 48 x 96 inches in size peacefully fit in with the clean interior of the gallery. The sharp, clean black and white prints affect the viewer by contrasting with the subject matter: war.
In comparison to color works of Birk's, these provide the viewer with more contemplation space while viewing.
My pick: "Occupation"
If you go, don't miss the news recordings that are clipped to produce a new dialoge between political figures.