The interior of the Jennifer Weiss–renovated Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco.
Photo: Bruce Damonte for Jennifer Weiss Architecture
On the West Coast, San Francisco’s Berggruen Gallery will open a historic Helen Frankenthaler show on September 26, drawing on its long relationship with the celebrated Color Field painter to assemble some of her most beloved and rarely seen works in its Jennifer Weiss–renovated gallery space. Weiss’s clean lines, transparent sculptural staircase, and clever use of natural light allow the paintings to shine, revealing the depth of their turpentine-thinned and poured layers of color. Moveable Blue, a panoramic painting from 1973, commands attention against the expansive white walls and natural wood floors of Weiss’s renovation. “The transformation of the 10 Hawthorne Street building stands as an architectural symbol of the interconnection of our history as a gallery and our movement forward into a fresh and relevant era," says John Berggruen. "It is not only a fresh and welcoming space but it also offers an uncomplicated and serene environment in which to view artworks and engage with friends, staff, and the larger community.” berggruen.com