September, 2010

Carnival: Paintings and Installations by He Jia

There is no easy, harmonious blend in the overtly bright and exaggerated portraits in Yunnan-born artist He Jia’s works – headless bikini-clad figures, larger-than-life flora and fauna and traditional Chinese masks just to name a few – but therein lies a complicated and often contradictory statement on contemporary culture. Much has been written about the antagonism between local culture and global culture, the former loosely[…..]

The Intersections Between Photography and Sculpture

Today’s post comes from our friends over at, a site dedicated to breaking exciting news in everything contemporary, including visual art. In the spirit of our ongoing content sharing partnership, we bring you an article on The Intersections Between Photography and Sculpture, a new exhibition currently on view at the MoMA in New York City. This article was originally published Tuesday Sep 7, 2010[…..]

This is Not a Photo Show

This is Not a Photo Show was organized by the artist Kimberly Aubuchon for Blue Star Contemporary Art and Unit B Gallery in San Antonio. The title makes reference to Rene Magritte’s famous painting cum philosophical conundrum, This is Not a Pipe. Many of the artworks included use photography but following Magritte’s penchant for paradox, this show about photography also includes sculptures, video and paintings.[…..]

Happy Labor Day from DailyServing!!

As we embark on a short trip up the California coast with family and friends this weekend, we want to wish you a happy and fun filled Labor Day! To celebrate, we bring you an image of Short Cut, an installation by German-based art duo Elmgreen and Dragset. This piece, created in 2003, was placed at the entrance of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Have[…..]

From the DS Archives: David Spriggs

This Sunday’s edition of From the DS Archives reintroduces a feature on artist David Spriggs.  Revisiting this article is the perfect opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with Spriggs’ immersive atmospheric installations as a solo exhibition featuring new work by the artist recently opened at Galerie de l’UQAM in Quebec. This article by Rebekah Drysdale was originally published on June 8, 2009. David Spriggs‘ atmospheric installations, such[…..]

Vincent Leow: Tags & Treats

In the 2-story installation space comprising about 50 works at the Singapore Art Museum, Tags & Treats is a mid-career retrospective of Singaporean contemporary artist Vincent Leow’s artistic practice that spans almost 3 decades. Traditional genres of sculpture and painting play no small part in Leow’s early works which at once question and reaffirm institutional pressures, social change and identity. A palette of vivid colours[…..]

The Person Who Wants Everything

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Alex Van Gelder had a rare privilege: he spent the last year of Louise Bourgeois’s life in her town house, photographing her. His opulent, raw images of the art goddess appear in the September issue of W Magazine, along with idiosyncratic tributes by artists and friends (Wendy Williams remembers a dinner of[…..]