August, 2010

Hermes’ Ear

HEyeRMEarS is a nickname used by artist Josef Cseres to document experimental and improvised music. Cseres, who lectures in Slovakia and Czech Republic, is interested in archiving artists who touch on the discursive and nondiscursive modes of expression. One such presentation was the improvisational violin works of Jon Rose, Violin Factory and Double Indemnity. I had the chance to listen in on some of the[…..]

FAN MAIL: Lee Gainer selects two notable artists each month from the submissions we receive to be featured in our series, Fan Mail. For a chance to have your work appear below, with an article written by one of the DailyServing contributors, please submit a link to your website to, subject: Fan Mail. You could be the next artist in the series! (We will try to contact chosen artists prior to[…..]

From the DS Archives: Matias Faldbakken: Shocked into Abstraction

Rise of Rebellion: DailyServing’s latest week-long series On our last day of our latest week-long series Rise of Rebellion, we revisit the work of Matias Faldbakken as a quintessential example of unruly and subcultural aggression – vandalism, graffiti and destruction – in a body of work that makes you reconsider the role of social and political uprising in our culture, and subsequently, the world of[…..]

The Softer Side: An interview with Ben Venom

Rise of Rebellion: DailyServing’s latest week-long series I recently worked on a photo shoot with arguably America’s most prominent metal band. During the fourteen hour work day, I had the privilege of witnessing these icons in action amidst thousands of objects, instruments, images and banners that celebrate the band’s nearly three decades of prominence. As the day progressed, I watched as a band member lovingly[…..]

Tell Him He’s Perfect

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Rise of Rebellion: DailyServing’s latest week-long series We continue our week long series, Rise of Rebellion, by taking a look at how resistance and rebellion overlap. On the back left wall of Pepin Moore‘s gallery space–the same endearingly domestic space that, just a few months ago, belonged to China Art Objects–there’s a[…..]

Rebellion, Four Ways

Rise of Rebellion: DailyServing’s latest week-long series Today, Bean Gilsdorf looks at some of the artists that have broken the art world’s mold in her latest article Rebellion, Four Ways, as a continuation of our week-long series Rise of Rebellion. Not long ago I had a conversation with a fellow artist.  “I’m thirty years old,” she said, “and I’ve never really rebelled.”  We talked about[…..]

Yes, but: Rebellion after Guston and Clemenza

Rise of Rebellion: DailyServing’s latest week-long series As we continue our week long series Rise of Rebellion, we take a look at the cyclical nature of conflict and growth through the work of Philip Guston and the wisdom of Peter Clemenza in our latest article by Andrew Tosiello. To be perfectly honest, I’m probably the last person who should be writing about rebellion. Not only[…..]