April, 2010

Too Cool for the Cool School

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Craig Kauffman has a shoe fetish. He’s had it since he was a child. “My mom wore high heels,” Kauffman explained in a 2008 interview, the same interview in which he talked about the affect campy lingerie ads from Frederick’s of Hollywood had on his adolescent mind. (“Blow up bras, stuffed padded[…..]

Rooms

On the edge of Culver City’s industrial area sits Scion Installation L.A. Space, currently hosting a group exhibition of artists whose mission was to transform the gallery into eight individual rooms.  Each room is indicative of a theme set forth by the artist or team of artists who designed and built it.   Artists and their rooms show an appetite for the urban, likely due to[…..]

Cory Arcangel

On view through May 9th at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is a retrospective of  work made by Brooklyn-based artist, Cory Arcangel, from 2002 to present. The solo exhibition, entitled The Sharper Image, examines the prolific artist’s diverse practice, featuring a virtual grab bag of media—video, print, sound, performance, sculpture, drawing and web-based work. An artist, computer programmer and web designer, Arcangel was[…..]

Ron van der Ende: A Shallow Wade

A Shallow Wade is the title of a new exhibition that shows Americana distilled through an outsider’s perspective, that of Rotterdam artist Ron van der Ende.  Through his process of assembling large wall-hung collages of wood, he has salvaged doors, furniture, and other building fragments and deconstructed them, leaving worn paint in tact on skinned timber. These parts are collected and cut to fit into[…..]

Kathy Grayson

The translation of information from an original event to a digital screen takes many forms. While the process of transferring data from the camera to satellite to analogue broadcast to a digital screen device occurs countless times each day, we usually absorb this information with little to no awareness of the process. Fueled by this topic, painter Kathy Grayson is currently presenting a new body[…..]

From the DS Archives: Leslie Hewitt

Each Sunday we reach deep into the DailyServing Archives to unearth an old feature that we think needs to see the light of day. This week we found a feature of artist Leslie Hewitt’s On Beauty, Objects, and Dissonance. If you have a favorite feature that you think should be published again, simply email us at info@dailyserving.com and include DS Archive in the subject line.[…..]

Zilvinas Kempinas

Lithuania-born artist Zilvinas Kempinas creates site-specific installations that re-contextualize materials such as video tape to transform physical space into utter illusion. The physical and optical impact on the viewer is caused by precise geometry that utilizes both structure and light. Illusions of velocity and vibration are echoed through the space to accentuate the architecture and provide a new way of experiencing a familiar and otherwise[…..]