- Three Gems (Golden Gate Park) & Skygarden (Central Market)
For over half a century, James Turrell has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. The simple act of witnessing the sky from within a Turrell Skyspace, notably at dawn and dusk, reveals how we internally create the colors we see and thus, our perceived reality.
- Buckyball (Exploratorium)
Leo Villareal is known internationally for his light sculptures and site-specific architectural works. His art is part of the permanent collections of prestigious museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum in Kagawa, Japan. Major site-specific works include Multiverse in the National Gallery of Art's Concourse in Washington D.C. and Hive for the Bleecker Lafayette Street subway station in Manhattan. Villareal is also one of three artists commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission to create public artwork in conjunction with the Moscone Expansion Project.
- Lantern Stories (Chinatown)
Yu-Wen Wu is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Boston. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Wu's subjectivity as an immigrant is central to her artwork. Arriving at an early age, her experiences have shaped her work, which examines issues of displacement, arrival, assimilation and the shape of identity in a new country. At the crossroads of art, science, politics and social issues, her wide range of projects include large-scale drawings, site-specific video installations, community-engaged practices, and public art.
- Life Death/Knows Doesn't Know (SFMOMA)
Bruce Nauman made his very first neon wall relief in 1966, which jumpstarted his life long career as a light artist. His pieces are oftem relatively unorthodox, and engage the complexity and absurdity of language by using bright lights that appear at first glance to be bright and festive. Throughout his career, Nauman has avoided engaging in a recognizable and characteristic style, and works to expose the multiplicity of meaning.
George Zisiadis and Gabriel Gold
George Zisiadis is a Berkeley-based artist and designer. Zisiadis’ artwork is driven by Sherrie Rabinowitz's idea that artists must create at the same scale which society has the capacity to destroy. Zisiadis’ work is conceptually driven, with each project involving different media and cross-disciplinary teams. Gabriel Gold is a San Francisco-based composer, multi-media artist and environmental advocate. His works have been shown at renowned institutions throughout the world, including San Francisco’s own de Young Museum and California Academy of Sciences.