Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter

January 15–June 14, 2020

Ron Nagle’s first Bay Area survey in over twenty-five years showcases his small sculptures, which combine modernism, pop culture, and sensory pleasure in compact, perfect packages.

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  • Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter, 2015; ceramic, glaze, catalyzed polyurethane, and epoxy resin; 3 ¾ × 4 × 3 in.; collection of Joachim and Nancy Hellman Bechtle.

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  • Friday, February 14, 12 PM

    Gallery Talk: Juana Berrío on Ron Nagle

    Independent curator and writer Juana Berrío presents perspectives on Ron Nagle’s ceramic sculptures through the lenses of painting and music.

  • Saturday, February 8, 11:30 AM or 1 PM

    Gallery + Studio: Bite-Size Universe of Color, Texture, and Form

    Tour the exhibition of Ron Nagle’s work and learn how his sculptures take shape, then make a painting inspired by Nagle’s vibrant and fascinating art.

    For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Wednesday, January 15, 12 PM

    Curator’s Talk: Apsara DiQuinzio on Ron Nagle

    Join exhibition curator Apsara DiQuinzio for an engaging, expert tour of Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter.

  • Wednesday, January 15 7 PM

    The Night of the Hunter

    Robert Mitchum plays a predatory preacher who chases two innocent children across a menacing rural landscape in this eccentric, expressionistic Southern Gothic masterpiece. Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish costar.

    Restored 35mm Print