Fraenkel Gallery presents an exhibition of twelve rare, mammoth-plate photographs by Carleton Watkins, considered by many to be the greatest American photographer of the nineteenth century. Watkins was the focus of the gallery's first exhibition in September 1979, and the present project marks the beginning of a season-long celebration of Fraenkel Gallery's fortieth year.
Oakland-based artist, publisher, and educator Aay Preston-Myint explores themes of memory and kinship as it relates to queer communities and histories in his work. Recent projects include large scale immersive murals featuring graphite, charcoal, pigment, latex paint, and metallic tape. The work underway now for Preston-Myint’s solo exhibition at Royal Nonesuch remains to be seen.