May, 2010

Andreas Gursky

Attempting to map the unknown in order to better understand the world around us has long been a product of human curiosity. The oceans have always existed as the ultimate site of uncertainty on our planet for humans, and a consistent point of interest by artists and scientists alike. However, historically the oceans have been mapped and charted only in regards to the land mass[…..]

From the DS Archives: Tara Donovan @ the ICA Boston

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 Tara Donovan’s works at the ICA in Boston (2008/09). If you have a favorite feature that you think should be published again, simply email us at info@dailyserving.com with you selection and include DS Archive[…..]

Gary Lee Boas

In a day and age where photographing celebrities is a multi-million dollar business, seeing the photographs of Gary Lee Boas only complicates this already murky water. On view at Country Club Projects in Cincinnati, Boas’ exhibition Sentimental Journey shows a series of beautifully nostalgic celebrity images referencing a very familiar place and time, while questioning the roll of the celebrity image, the fan and the[…..]

Not-Quite-Beauty

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Orly Cogan is searching for the feminist beauty queen. Her strategy involves backtracking, returning to the same matronly craftiness embraced by members of Womanhouse a quarter of a century ago. That’s only sensible. Beauty queens and “the cutting-edge” do not go hand-in-hand. Case in point: this year’s freshly crowned Miss USA may[…..]

Joan Linder

In an attempt to reconcile sources of daily anxiety while simultaneously recording seemingly mundane facets of life, artist Joan Linder painstakingly illustrates the objects that fill her days. Objects such as junk mail, weeds, resumes, and domestic items are all rendered with the greatest of detail through the most economic of means, paper and pen. Cost of Living is the title of the artist’s most[…..]

Roy McMakin: In and On

Maybe it’s a case of seeing something a lot because I am hyper-interested—like when you suddenly notice that every other car on the freeway is a VW Jetta after you begin to drive one yourself—but I have been seeing a lot of design making its way into the fine art world of late. I’m talking about capital “D” Design, which for the purposes of this[…..]

Andrew Dadson at Lawrimore Project

When one encounters an abstract painting with goopy paint and an expressionist hand, it is still hard not to be seduced by the sheer beauty of it. But in a day when even painting has to be smart, it is always a relief to find someone making objects that make you rethink your relationship to the world, not to mention your relationship to paint itself.[…..]