Works by Mike Henderson (Nonviolence and Castration, both 1968), Robert Mallary (Little Hans, 1962) and Wally Hedrick (Peace, 1953), in "Low Life Slow Life" at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
It was all about politics in San Francisco galleries this winter. The presidential election, climate change, globalization and more were subjects of artworks in university and commercial spaces across the city. At the Walter and McBean Galleries of the San Francisco Art Institute, for instance, an exhibition by the Danish artist Jens Haaning (b. 1965), titled "United States of America and Other Stories," looked into the points of contact between the personal and the political via dramatic yet simple conceptual art works.