Posts Tagged ‘Sean McFarland’

Sean McFarland: Glass Mountains at Stephen Wirtz Gallery

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, Danica Willard Sachs reviews Sean McFarland’s Glass Mountains at Stephan Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco. For Sean McFarland, there’s no such thing as a straight photograph. In[…..]

New Histories and Epic Tales:
Better a Live Ass than a Dead Lion at Eli Ridgway Gallery

Standing on a hillside gazing into the Pacific Ocean, one can’t help but to be overwhelmed by the beauty and ruggedness of the landscape. Rolling hills, steep cliffs, and thick forests bring to mind epic stories of western expansion and the conquering spirit of those who have traveled here, a spirit currently under investigation at Eli Ridgway Gallery. Better a Live Ass than a Dead[…..]

Sean McFarland at YBCA’s BAN 6

Sean McFarland discusses his recent projects Pictures of the Earth and Dark Pictures as a part of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts‘ Bay Area Now 6. Read the DailyServing review of BAN6 here.

Viewshed: Sean McFarland at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions

One offshoot of photography is the debate over the authority we give it, a fact that San Francisco artist Sean McFarland plays with in Viewshed, a solo show up this month at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions.  Viewshed contains two separate but related bodies of work: Dark Pictures, a series of large, extremely dark but detailed photographs taken of what look like wild and wooded landscapes; and[…..]

It’s My World at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions

It’s My World, a current group show at Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions in San Francisco, is compelling in its approach to a somewhat dated subject matter: the landscape. The show successfully combines the apparent solid thesis of the exhibition: “a strong emphasis on the use of unexpected materials, abstracted forms and the examination of time” in a bid to approach issues raised by humans’ complicated relationship[…..]