Video / Film

Step of Two at Royal Nonesuch Gallery

Right: Henna Vainio, Legs (orange), 2017; plaster, pigment, fiberglass, steel; 78 x 8 x 8 in. Left: Emily Mast. ENDE (Like a New Beginning), 2014 (video still); HD color video with sound; 7:30 sec. Courtesy of Royal Nonesuch Gallery. Photo: Dana Hemenway.

Step of Two, the current exhibition by Emily Mast and Henna Vainio at Royal Nonesuch, tenderly complicates ideas of action versus inaction. Two freestanding sculptures by Vainio have an immediate presence, with bright colors and abstract forms that suggest human postures. To make them, Vainio pours pigmented plaster into corrugated-cardboard cylindrical molds, which collapse and bend under the weight of the plaster. Once set, the plaster[…..]

James Franco & Kalup Linzy: Collaborations at Bob Rauschenberg Gallery

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Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Danny Olda reviews James Franco & Kalup Linzy: Collaborations at Bob Rauschenberg Gallery in Fort Meyers. Since General Hospital brought the two together in 2010,[…..]

Fan Mail: Kristin Cammermeyer

Kristin Cammermeyer. Accumulation at 12th & Marion, 2015 (detail); site-specific mixed-media installation produced for stop-motion video at Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artist.

Kristin Cammermeyer’s works are tributes to becoming. They render a sense that completion is an arbitrary concept, that anything that ends has more to do with one’s perspective than its inherent finitude. Her installations are constantly in flux, resulting either from her construction and deconstruction of the spaces they inhabit or from the multimedia videos that become both artifacts of the physical pieces and digital[…..]

Fan Mail: Lionel Cruet

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Lionel Cruet is preoccupied by the idea of place. Much of his work explores how one can attempt to access the places in which one is not physically present, and questions if these attempts can ever be successful. Of particular concern to Cruet is how race and geopolitical status factor into these attempts—how one’s described and prescribed identities render access to, and denial from, a[…..]

Who Do You Trust? at the Asian Art Museum

David and Hi-Jin Hodge. Who Do You Trust?, 2017 (performance still);  April 20, 2017. Courtesy of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. Photo: Quincy Stamper.

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Sofia Villena Araya reviews Who Do You Trust? at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Dance is a powerful medium in[…..]

Sonic Futures at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

Laura Hyunjhee Kim. LOVE NETWORKS LOVE, 2017; video; 2 minutes 32 seconds; and variable objects.

Visitors might be deceived by the initial sounds they hear in Sonic Futures at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. A haunting hum resounds throughout the dark exhibition space, originating from a multichannel video installation with an audio mashup of Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” and Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love.” The work, titled They Held Dances on the Graves of Those Who Died in the Terror[…..]

Unflinching Facades: New Work by Carolina Borja and Jesse Matthew Petersen at Soo Visual Arts Center

Carolina Borja. Lucha, 2017; collage and acrylic; 12 x 10 in. Courtesy of Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis.

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Camille Erickson reviews Unflinching Facades: New Work by Carolina Borja and Jesse Matthew Petersen at Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis. In[…..]