Alice Rahon, El tucán y el arco iris, 1967. Courtesy of Gallery Wendi Norris

Uncovering Alice Rahon


Gallery Wendi Norris
436 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

The subject of renewed interest from museums and scholars in recent years, Alice Rahon (1904-1987) was a Surrealist poet in her native France and then took up painting in Mexico, where she was invited by Frida Kahlo in 1939 and eventually became a citizen. Not surprisingly, language informed her art, as did her fascination with indigenous cultures, prehistoric cave paintings, and the natural environment; her work incorporates sand, crushed volcanic stone, feathers, and butterfly wings. Uncovering Alice Rahon is the artist’s first solo gallery exhibition in decades.