Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory

Exhibits

For more than five decades, Vija Celmins has been creating subtle, exquisitely detailed renderings of the physical world—including oceans, desert floors, and night skies. Distilling vast, expansive distances into mesmerizing small-scale artworks, this obsessive “redescribing” is a way to understand human consciousness in relation to lived experience. One of the few women to be recognized as a significant artist in 1960s Los Angeles, Celmins relocated to New York City in 1981, where she continues to live and work. Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory features approximately 140 artworks, including paintings, drawings, and 3-D works. A global debut, this is the first Celmins retrospective in North America in more than twenty-five years.

Start Date
Saturday, December 15, 2018
End Date
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Venue
SFMOMA

Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory