For this solo exhibition, Robert Minervini continues his study into the complex relationship people have with both natural and constructed environments.
Drawn from walks the artist took throughout San Francisco, the emphasis for much of this body of work is on small, improvised garden spaces. Through these new pieces, he explores how space is controlled in the midst of densely populated, urban areas as a way to bring in some of the natural world.
“Improvised Garden II (Water Street)” (2017), acrylic on canvas. Robert Minervini. Image courtesy of the artist.
“Improvised Gardens,” March 18-April 22. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Friday, March 31. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment. Open until 8 p.m., the first Saturday of each month.
Rena Bransten Gallery, Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F. (415) 982-3292, www.renabranstengallery.com