March, 2010

Tivon Rice: A Macrocosmic Zero

A Macrocosmic Zero is the title of Tivon Rice‘s second solo exhibition at Lawrimore Project in Seattle, on view through March 27.  Rice is a new media artist whose tactile approach seeks to present video as an object of use, and to integrate the observer as participant.  The current exhibition fills the front room of the gallery, a windowless space with concrete floors.  It is[…..]

Armory Arts Review 2010

New York City’s Armory Arts Week, a highlight on the city’s annual cultural calendar, offered an array of arts-related events to the public last week (Mar. 2-7, 2010), drawing visitors from around the world to the city where art never sleeps. The Armory Show 2010 at Piers 92 and 94 featured 267 galleries from 31 countries. A large number of exhibitors showcased the works of[…..]

From the DS Archives: Rosemarie Fiore

Each Sunday we reach deep into the DailyServing Archives to unearth an old feature that we think needs to see the light of day again. This week we found a feature with the artist Rosemarie Fiore. If you have a favorite feature that you think should be published again, simply email us at and include DS Archive in the subject line. Originally Published: June[…..]

Brian Jungen: Strange Comfort

Strange Comfort, Brian Jungen‘s exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), is as delightful as it is disquieting.  Jungen, who is part Northwest American Indian, transforms objects of American consumption into relics of tribal culture.  The result is transcendent hybrids that raise questions about the relationship between art, culture and commodity. Six pieces from the Prototype for New Understanding series greet viewers[…..]

Standing Out to Join In

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley There’s a sweetly prophetic story about Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg in Calvin Tomkins’ iconic art-crowd chronicle, Off The Wall. The story, which makes the gap between innovation and belonging look extremely narrow, goes like this: it was the summer of ’55 and Johns and Rauschenberg lived symbiotically, popping in on each[…..]

Sanford Biggers: Moon Medicine

Currently on view at Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum is a solo presentation of new work by internationally renowned, New York-based artist, Sanford Biggers. The work on view in the exhibition, entitled Moon Medicine, encompasses the breadth of Biggers’ practice. As he tells the SBCAF, “It is a thematic, multi-disciplinary exploration of past themes and new themes meant to broaden and complicate our read on[…..]

Neo-ornamentalism from Japanese Contemporary Art

MOT Annual 2010: Neo-Ornamentalism from Japanese Contemporary Art is currently presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Since 1999, the museum has been holding a “MOT Annual” exhibition focusing on the works of young artists exploring a selected theme on contemporary society. This show presents the works of ten Japanese artists, and is an exploration of contemporary expressions of ornamentation beyond embellishments, as both[…..]