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This is an installation view of an exhibition at SF MoMA including works by John Outterbridge and Noah Purifoy.

Works by John Outterbridge and Noah Purifoy on view in Art of California: Greater than the Sum at SF MoMA.


Art of California: Greater than the Sum
May 22, 2021 - March 6, 2022

Many of the artworks in this exhibition feature common objects: cardboard boxes scavenged from sidewalks, encyclopedias purchased online, and beloved keepakes inherited from grandparents. Such humble, unexpected origins belie the alchemies that occur in the process of making - and result in artworks inestimably greater than the sum of their parts. Drawn from the museum's permanent colelction, the works in this exhibition bring to the foreground the physicality of the things around us. Along the way, they reveal what is tangible but no less powerful, from private symbols and family lore to forgotten flash points calling for public remembrance.