ArtZone461 opens the second part of its show on printmaking today at 461 Valencia. Late last month, I talked with the curator and gallery director Steven Lopez about William Wolff’s woodcuts.
A native San Franciscan, who worked for years teaching art at the Youth Guidance Center, Wolff died in 2004.
Unlike so many of his contemporaries such as the figurative painter James Weeks, shown now in the main gallery, Wolff focused on religious and mythical themes. Lopez talked about the woodcuts that showed another, more “humanist” side of Wolff. Regardless, they all have a sensual, emotional quality. Beautiful.
Although the show on Wolff’s work ended last week, Lopez still has some up and he has a treasure trove of prints in the back.