October, 2011

World Disclosers: Medusa’s Mirror at Pro Arts Gallery

Some philosophy holds that the fundamental role of human beings is to be “world disclosers.”  Medusa’s Mirror: Fears, Spells, and Other Transfixed Positions, a small yet conceptually powerful show at Oakland’s Pro Arts Gallery, demonstrates this principle via the visual arts.  The exhibit, curated by Amanda Cachia, is expansive in at least two important ways. First, the objects on view include both traditional and new[.....]

From the DS Archives: George Jenne

Today from the DS Archives we bring George Jenne’s exhibition, Don’t Look Now at Civilian Art Projects, Washington DC. Jenne is currently in the group show, Pan’s Pipes, with Ryan Hill and Erick Jackson at Civilian Art Projects, on view until October 22, 2011. This article was originally posted on January 21, 2010 by Rebekah Drysdale: Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C. is currently presenting[.....]

Fan Mail: Maysey Craddock

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For this edition of Fan Mail, Memphis-based artist Maysey Craddock 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! Maysey Craddock’s paintings are, without a doubt, immediately engaging.  Her bright, playful use[.....]

Functional-Conceptual

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Junior year of college, I made a plaster carrying case for my favorite coffee mug. The mug wasn’t mine. At least not legitimately. I’d borrowed it from a guy who ran a Vegan co-op, and loved it too much to give back. It was extra-tall, square-shaped—who has a mug with four corners?—and[.....]

Scarlett Hooft Graafland / Soft Horizons

Performance, installation, and a camera. It is on a rare occasion that I attend an exhibition and struggle to walk away from what is hanging on the walls, even with the allure of many excellent pubs outside. Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s Soft Horizons at the beautiful location of the Museum Huis Voor Fotografie Marseille in Amsterdam, stopped me in my tracks with a rich array of[.....]

Elad Lassry: Stop Staring At Me

Moving through decadence, desire and its eventual dissolution, the rigorous visual rhetoric of Israeli-born American artist Elad Lassry has infiltrated the White Cube. Known for his distinctive and unapologetic style, Lassry’s particular brand of kitsch, using a strict 11.5 x 14.5 inch photographic format complete with coordinated frame, could easily be brushed aside as a hybrid Californian pop-minimalism. But if you allow subject to give[.....]

Daniel Baird at Hungryman Gallery

So you know that scene in that crime drama TV show when one character hands another character a photograph? It’s a snapshot of a suspect or perhaps the victim in a compromising position. But you don’t get to see the photo, you only see the expression on the characters’ faces as they look at it. Or maybe it’s that scene in that movie where the[.....]