San Francisco

Introductions ’77

Hansen Fuller Gallery

Even though it is becoming more frequent for San Franciscans, like their New York counterparts, to head off to Europe during the summer, the most lively part of the season still seems the summer “Introductions.” Complaints are often heard regarding the selection of artists who are “introduced,” how the newcomers look all too much like gallery regulars, or how the young are safely tucked away during the traditionally dead months when no one goes to the galleries. But this program does offer a chance for the local audience to see art made in Sacramento, Eureka, even Nevada and Idaho.

A local squabble arose last year when the director of the Museum of Conceptual Art organized a show of “second generation” Conceptualists in the Bay Area; i.e. a group of protégés of the museum director, who is also a Conceptual artist. The argument was that insufficient time had passed for a second generation

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