May, 2011

History’s Shadow: New works by David Maisel

Today’s article is from our friends at Art Practical, where Bean Gilsdorf discusses History’s Shadow, an exhibition by the artist David Maisel currently on view at Haines Gallery in San Francisco. Walking into David Maisel’s exhibition History’s Shadow, at Haines Gallery, the viewer might not recognize the work as X-ray portraits of antiquities. Surprisingly, the textures, tones and effects created by this process are more[…..]

Mark Moore Gallery Wraps up Josh Azzarella: Works 2004-2011

Mark Moore Gallery will wrap up their current exhibition Josh Azzarella: Works 2004-2011 next week on May 14. The show, as the title implies, presents a comprehensive “career-to-date” survey of both Josh Azzarella’s photographic and video works. This approach seems like a particularly apt curatorial strategy on the part of Mark More Gallery, as Azzarella’s underlying conceptual framework spans both media and unites the works[…..]

From the DS Archives: Tammy Rae Carland at Silverman Gallery

Bay Area based artist Tammy Rae Carland is the subject of this week’s  From the DS Archives posting. Carland will participate in the panel discussion, Queer Culture and Artists’ Circle, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Saturday, June 4th at 4:30pm. Additionally, she will be included in the upcoming group exhibition, Bay Area Now 6, at the Yerba Buena Center for the[…..]

The Most Beautiful World in the World

Imagine what it would be like to step into someone else’s mind – to find yourself submerged within the physical manifestations of their memories, truths and dreams? It is this exact feeling that is elicited when stepping across the threshold of the sterile gallery space into the curious world that is Friedrich Kunath’s exhibition at the White Cube in London. Scent is the first unexpected[…..]

Little Left to Lose

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Sunday night, before we knew for certain Osama bin Laden had died, I was listening to the radio and reading an essay by Kamin Mohammadi. Called Lust, Devotion & the Binary Code (titles that rely on the power of threes—consider “Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire” or “Sex, Art, and Americn[…..]

An Interview with Folkert de Jong

The figures in Dutch artist Folkert de Jong’s work are both historical totems and cautionary tales. Suggesting that our darkest impulses are unavoidably cyclical in nature, he evades didactics through a combination of period details and contemporary imagery. de Jong seems to understand that every nationalistic conquest brings with it trumpet bleats, shiny shoes and other supposed finery—things that, while often treated as symbols of[…..]

Fan Mail: Dave Beck

For this edition of Fan Mail, sculptor and 3D digital artist Dave Beck has been selected from a group of worthy submissions.  If you would like to be considered, please submit to a link to your website with ‘Fan Mail’ in the subject line.  Two artists are featured each month – the next one could be you! Looking through artist Dave Beck‘s portfolio, one[…..]