June, 2011

Jean-Pierre Gauthier

A room filled with a new series of distinct wall works, Hypoxia 1-6 (all 2011) can seem overwhelming at first. Each piece is a mess of metal tubing, cables, motors, microphones, amplifiers and compressors that activate expandable balloons covered in brightly colored braided sleeving. But as you walk around the room, moving between one work and the next, the distinctive intricacies of each individual piece[.....]

A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters…

As a child I remember my father covering the walls of our home office with genealogy documents that mapped out centuries of our family history. There was something about knowing exactly where we came from that was significant for him and he dedicated much time and energy tracing our family origins. From this, I came to believe at a very young age that your relatives[.....]

Berliner Culture and The Kidney Bean Burrito

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The natural tendency, when attending a show that promises to give you a sampling of a locale, is to define that culture through the exhibition’s cohesion. With everyone in Berlin identifying as an artist (a little hyperbolic), the saturation leads to a lot of “bad” art and “good” art, however you personally define it, making pinning down what is vital in the art world here[.....]

Castaneda/Reiman at Baer Ridgway

In Still Life Landscape at Baer Ridgway, the artist team of Castaneda/Reiman works with two overlapping strategies: the appropriation and transformation of the customary depiction of terrain, and the invention of new landscapes by purely formal means. They apply these methods to the well-worn convention of the painted vista in search of the core or essence of landscape.  The result is a large group of[.....]

From the DS Archives: Dennis Oppenheim

This Sunday, From the DS Archives recalls American land and performance artist, Dennis Oppenheim, who passed away at the beginning of this year. Two sculptures  by Oppenheim – Engagement and Arriving Home – are included in the Vancouver Biennale, which closes June 30th. By positioning works within the context of various hubs of transportation – along bike routes, at the Vancouver International Airport, at new[.....]

Fan Mail: Dominic Lippillo and Mark Schoon

For this edition of Fan Mail, Mississippi  based artist Dominic Lippillo and New York based artist Mark Schoon have been selected from a group of worthy submissions.  If you would like to be considered, please submit to info@dailyserving.com a link to your website with ‘Fan Mail’ in the subject line.  Two artists are featured each month – the next one could be you! Dominic Lippillo and Mark Schoon[.....]

Art is Pretty Interesting, Isn’t It?

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley “It’s best to turn people on. The hippies were always talking about being turned on,” said artist Dan Graham, speaking on a panel at the Museum of Contemporary Art two years ago. Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, his co-panelists, had been his downstairs neighbors before they became Sonic Youth. They’d introduced him[.....]