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Dallas Museum of Art, DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund

About Bruce Conner

Setting himself and his work in critical opposition to mainstream American society, versatile and restlessly inventive artist Bruce Conner was a key part of the San Francisco Beat scene in the late 1950s. He first became known for his assemblages (made between 1957-1964) crafted from an assortment of cast-off materials. He gained international admiration for his surrealistic sculptures and innovative avant-garde films, which he made under the influence of his friend and fellow experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage. Like his assemblages, his films were collages, which he produced by splicing together found and new footage. Referring to his wide-ranging and experimental output, he claimed: “A lot of things I’ve been involved in I’ve done because nobody else was doing them.”

American, 1933-2008, McPherson, Kansas, based in San Francisco, California

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Bruce Conner: TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, TOTAL CONSCIOUSNESS, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco
2016
BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2014
2014
Summer in Black and White Group Show, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco
2014
Inkblots, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Bruce Conner: TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, TOTAL CONSCIOUSNESS, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco
2016
Bruce Conner, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
2016
Bruce Conner: DENNIS HOPPER ONE MAN SHOW, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York
2016
BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2014
Inkblots, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Particle and Wave, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2015
Bruce Conner & Ed Ruscha: Smoke and Mirrors, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York
2014
2014
Summer in Black and White Group Show, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco
2013
SIGHT / VISION : The Urban Milieu, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco
2013
Surface Tension, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York
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