Fu­ture voice

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More than 100 so- called Pre­ci­sion­ist art­works by sem­i­nal artists such as Ge­or­gia O’Ke­effe, Charles Sheeler, Charles De­muth, along with prints by pho­tog­ra­phers such as Imo­gen Cun­ning­ham and Paul Strand, com­ple­mented by clips from films such as Char­lie Chap­lin’s Mod­ern Times, and even a vin­tage Cord Phaeton au­to­mo­bile, com­prise Cult

of the Macine: Pre­ci­sion­ism and Amer­i­can Art, at De Young gallery in San Francisco. The ex­hi­bi­tion ad­dresses the aes­thetic and in­tel­lec­tual con­cerns that fu­elled the de­vel­op­ment of this artis­tic style dur­ing the 1920s and 1930s in Amer­ica. Not un­like to­day, op­ti­mism about what tech­no­log­i­cal progress could achieve was tem­pered with anx­i­ety about its po­ten­tial dan­gers and mis­uses. ( Un­til Aug 12). famsf.org

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