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Located in the 49 Geary building in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art (formerly Urbis Artium Gallery) exhibits a range of local and international art with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists. 

The gallery began as a salon in San Francisco's vibrant South of Market district, offering artists a space in which to exchange ideas in an informal setting. As Urbis Artium grew, director Mark Wolfe took the gallery in a more formal direction, moving it to its present location in 2005. Today, the gallery remains committed to nurturing emerging artists, drawing talent from San Francisco and around the world. 

Wolfe Contemporary is proud to present a diverse roster of artists, working in a wide range of media - from painting to video art - all sharing a commitment to conceptual rigor and a firm command of their craft. The gallery's artists have garnered critical praise in local and national publications and media, including art ltd, Artweek, KQED Public Television, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, S.F. Weekly, S.F. Bay Guardian, Flash Art, and Village Voice, and have exhibited at the the Civic Gallery of Milan, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and numerous other venues.

The gallery is currently housed in a 1912 structure that once held the Western Union headquarters. The space functions as a kunsthalle, playing host to many site-specific installations. Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art encourages artists to take risks - to push their art to the boundary and beyond.

Opening hours:
Tue - Sat 10.30 am - 5.30 pm

 

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