They Knew What They Wanted: 4 Artists/Curators–4 Galleries. Curated by Katy Grannan

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to announce THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED, a collaborative exhibition in four locations. Over the past winter and spring, four artists were given free rein to explore the racks, print cabinets, and storage areas of four San Francisco galleries. From the same pool of works each artist has assembled an installation for one of these galleries: Katy Grannan for Fraenkel Gallery, Shannon Ebner for Altman Siegel Gallery, Jordan Kantor for Ratio 3, and Robert Bechtle for John Berggruen Gallery. Katy Grannan’s installation at Fraenkel Gallery will be on view from 1 July through 21 August 2010.

Katy Grannan’s own work in photography examines the desire of her subjects to offer themselves up to the camera lens. The exhibition she has assembled for Fraenkel Gallery includes the work of painters, sculptors, and photographers such as Robert Adams, Richard Avedon, Robert Bechtle, Diane Arbus, E.J. Bellocq, Jim Dine, Lee Friedlander, Peter Hujar, Jordan Kantor, Henri Matisse, Barry McGee, Nathan Oliveira, Richard Misrach, Linda Ridgway, William Wiley, Garry Winogrand, and several works by unknown photographers. Grannan lives in Berkeley, California.

Other artists whose work will be on view across the four galleries include Lutz Bacher, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Alighiero e Boetti, Miriam Bohm, Vija Celmins, Gregory Crewdson, Maureen Gallace, Charlie Harper, Matt Keegan, Los Carpinteros, Henry Wessel, Tom McKinley, Richard McLean, Manuel Neri, Trevor Plagen, Mitzi Pederson, Robert Rauschenberg, Will Rogan, Ed Ruscha, Iran Do Espirito Santo, Sara VanDerBeek, Garth Weiser, Rachel Whiteread, Steve Wolfe and many others.