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“Supports/Surfaces” is the name of a French group of artists working circa 1970, who were pulling apart the elements of painting, exhibiting a frame on its own or canvas with no frame. These artists feature in the current show at 356 Mission, also called “Supports/Surface.” The show is endearing, especially for the kind of painting nerd who really wants to think about how and why art is made and displayed the way it is. Patrick Saytour’s Deploye (1970) consists of plastic poles holding up shimmery pink fabric. Noel Dolla painted on gauze that hangs from the ceiling. Bernard Pages rapped wood in rubber straps and the resulting forms lie on the floor.

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Dec. 11. Continues through Dec. 20, 2014
(Expired: 12/20/14)