September, 2010

Interview with Erik Beehn

Today on DS, we have a fantastic interview with Erik Beehn from our friends at Beautiful/Decay. B/D features really great contemporary art, illustration and cultural content. Make sure to check them out if you haven’t already. Loyal B/D reader, let me introduce you to Erik Beehn, a supremely talented painter, photographer, printmaker, and all around excellent artist. Erik’s work tends to focus on spaces, and[.....]

Stay Home: Will Rogan at Altman Siegel Gallery

In 1980, French theorist and critic Roland Barthes published the book Camera Lucida, addressing the nature of photography and its inherent relationship with the mechanics of time. Barthes deconstructs this correlation and the concept of memento mori, roughly translated to mean “remember your mortality,” and how photography exposes the vulnerable temporality of life. Will Rogan’s exhibition, Stay Home, now at the Altman Siegel Gallery in[.....]

The collapse of Objecthood

The transformation of the ready-made everyday object in art has been commonplace since the early twentieth century. As trends in art making exponentially evolve, the concept of transforming the everyday object or the everyday experience has only become more relevant in art making. For Michael Zelehoski‘s solo exhibition, Objecthood, currently on view at Christina Ray Gallery in New York City, the artist takes this almost[.....]

Interview: Jeffrey Deitch

Today on DailyServing, we have gone to our wonderful friends at the Huffington Post for an amazing short interview with influential gallerist turned museum director, Jeffrey Deitch. Kimberly Brooks gets Deitch’s thoughts on the arts in Los Angeles, the first exhibition under his direction at the MOCA, and how he is adjusting to life on the West Coast. ———– Jeffrey Deitch said to me as[.....]

From the DS Archives: Can’t Afford the Freeway

This Sunday, From the DS Archives reintroduces Can’t Afford the Freeway.  Named for artist Elana Mann’s video installation and the chorus of an Aimee Mann song – the title words seem to call America’s car culture into question.  Touching on several works of art, the article addresses our nation’s reliance on cars by examining artistic engagement with this problematic and persistent dilemma. Can’t Afford the[.....]

FAN MAIL: Luzinterruptus

DailyServing.com selects two notable artists each month from the submissions we receive to be featured in our series, Fan Mail. For a chance to have your work appear below, with an article written by one of the DailyServing contributors, please submit a link to your website to info@dailyserving.com, subject: Fan Mail. You could be the next artist in the series! (We will try to contact chosen artists prior to[.....]

Courtyards and Shipwrecks

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Agnes Varda, the 82-year-old Parisian filmmaker who won the Golden Lion, was married to Jacques Demy, and dressed as a Potato for the 2003 Venice Biennale, has lived on a courtyard off Rue Daguerre for over half a century. The way she speaks of it in her filmed autobiography, The Beaches of[.....]