July, 2009

Jennifer Davis

Minnesota-based artist Jennifer Davis paints a world of folkloric fantasy reminiscent of childhood reverie. Her storybook depictions of animal-like children, whimsical trees, and candy-colored creatures may at first glance seem sublimely playful, but a look beneath the beautifully delicate exterior unveils a narrative deeply seated in emotion. This tension between the illusory and reality hints at the darkness within Davis’s work, but her use of[…..]

After Color

After Color is a new exhibition which opened this week at Bose Pacia Gallery in New York City. The exhibition, which is curated by Amani Olu, examines artists that utilize black and white photography as a conceptual tool for an ongoing series of works. In a time where large-scale color photography dominates both contemporary art and contemporary life, After Color takes a step back from[…..]

Jacob Dahlgren and James Tantum

Sharks, Lions and Ships is the title of a new exhibition by artist Jacob Dahlgren, currently on view at Steven Wolf Fine Arts in San Francisco, California. Dahlgren is a Swedish Artist that participated in the 2007 Venice Biennale, and is a 2009 artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. The work in Sharks, Lions and Ships is based on two previous[…..]

Jennifer Nehrbass

Courtesy of Jennifer Nehrbass and Mark Moore Gallery Opening this weekend at Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica is a solo presentation of Jennifer Nehrbass‘ new paintings. The exhibition, entitled Weep and Wonder, is Nehrbass’ second solo show at Mark Moore and will be on view in the gallery’s Project Room through August 15th. While Nehrbass maintains her tradition of painting portraits of women in[…..]

Derek Larson

Seattle’s Crawl Space has welcomed artist Derek Larson as this year’s Studio Intensive Residency Artist. Larson has created a new exhibition titled Liquid Crystal, which will be on view through July 12th. The Seattle-born, Vermont-based artist was locked in to the Crawl Space for a week-long residency to produce an entirely new body of work. However, Larson had some help as he welcomed participants to[…..]

Ratio 3: Safe Word

Currently on view at San Francisco’s Ratio 3 gallery is a new exhibition titled Safe Word. The collection of works explores the operation of Kink.com, the gallery’s neighbors located on the corner of 14th and Mission Street. Housed within the 200,000 square-foot San Francisco National Guard Armory and Arsenal space, Kink.com produces and publishes a massive collection of online BDSM (Bondage and Discipline, Sadism and[…..]

Urban Myth and Crime and Charity

Two new exhibitions titled Urban Myth and Crime and Charity are opening this Saturday in Culver City’s Cerasoli Gallery. Cerasoli’s two front gallery spaces will contain Urban Myth a group exhibition curated by Inkie. The exhibition will feature thirteen UK-based street artists, including Mudwig, SHOK-1 and MauMau among others. Also on view will be a small solo exhibition by Australian artist Meggs titled Crime and[…..]