August, 2011

B/D Presents: Studio Visit with Eric Yanker

Our friends at Beautiful/Decay just released a great studio visit video with Los Angeles-based artist Eric Yanker. It’s a must see… Los Angeles artist Eric Yahnker opened the doors of his downtown studio to Beautiful/Decay and Visual Creatures to give our readers insight into his witty, iconic work that is layered with pop culture influences and the deconstruction of its icons. Eric discusses his career[.....]

Blast from the Past?

"It’s fun to break up the glass. We’re doing our thing for ecology and the Boy Scouts will give us a badge for working here." From the “Suburbia” series, 1971. Gelatin silver print. 14 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the San Jose Museum of Art.

Flipping through Suburbia, Bill Owens’s now seminal examination of suburban life in 1970s California, I find my initial responses closely resemble the way I recall feeling as I watched “Leave it To Beaver” or “I Love Lucy” as a child: amusement, plus a sense of distance from my own way of life.  After scanning the book, I pass it over to my father. A grin[.....]

From the DS Archives: Scion: Infinity

This Sunday we’re taking a look back at the exhibition, Infinity, curated by Andrew Schoultz in 2009. Schoultz’s own work is currently featured with Paul Klee in the exhibit, Images in Dialogue, on view at the SF MoMA until January 2012. The following article was originally published on October 23, 2009 by Edy Pickens. Infinity, curated by Andrew Schoultz is a collection of 15 contemporary[.....]

Fan Mail: Alex McLeod

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For this edition of Fan Mail, Toronto based Alex McLeod has 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! My first look at Alex McLeod’s work immediately reminds me of the photographs[.....]

Girls Will be Girls, or Will They?

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley In 2002, feminist matriarch Judy Chicago co-curated an all-women art exhibition in China, in a place called Lugu Lake, historically a matriarchal society. At the last minute, just before the show’s opening, another curator, a man, arrived with a piece his wife had made. “You know, if I didn’t know better, I’d[.....]

Artist Interview: Pat Perry

Today’s feature is brought to you from our friends at Beautiful/Decay. As part of their ongoing Artist Interview Series, B/D sat down with artist and illustrator Pat Perry to see what is happening in the studio. Between train cars and mopeds, and over the course of thousands of miles, Pat Perry slowly realizes his dream of busting outside the confines of the mundane. All too[.....]

Cool and Collected: Summer at Kavi Gupta

Outmoded by street festivals, public music events, movies in the parks, and trips to the beach, Chicago’s summertime visual art scene is a desert of options. Dominated by loosely-themed group shows and limited gallery hours, art spaces choose to focus on scheduling studio visits and re-strategizing programming, all but closing their doors to the public. Kavi Gupta is arguably no exception, but the lure of[.....]