April, 2012

HELP DESK: Visual Recognition

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Welcome to HELP DESK, where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling–or any other activity related to–contemporary art. Together, we’ll sort through some of art’s thornier issues. Email helpdesk@dailyserving.com with your questions and save the comments section to chime in on the topics of the day. If you’ve submitted a question using an anonymizer, we regret that it may not have[…..]

Hey Ladies!

To sum up the theme of today’s pairing of DS archive post and contemporary happening, I would like to quote so many DJs around the world when they say: “This one is for the ladies.” Arguably the first “babe” in our history, Aphrodite takes the spot light in the exhibit Aphrodite and the Gods of Love at the J. Paul Getty museum until June 9, 2012.[…..]

Fan Mail: Jennifer Loeber

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For this edition of Fan Mail, Brooklyn based photographer Jennifer Loeber 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. One artist is featured each month—the next one could be you! For me, Jennifer Loeber’s new body of work – Cruel Story of Youth[…..]

It’s Embarassing

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L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Two years ago, I met this guy, an artist from New York who was in L.A. to collaborate with an Indie rocker. I met him the day I was rendezvousing with someone I’d met through Twitter — we both wrote about art-like things, had similar taste, knew some of the same people[…..]

Katie Paterson: 100 Billion Suns

Surrounded by 100 billion suns, it is nearly impossibility to not let feelings of insignificance take over – simply a minute speck standing within a vast universe. The macrocosmic nature of Scottish artist Katie Paterson’s work cultivates these diminutive impressions – whether we are listening to the sounds of silence reflected off the moon, or looking far back into the universe to a place where[…..]

Saul Leiter Retrospective at Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen

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‘It’s just too much, don’t you think?’ asks Saul Leiter as he walks around his own exhibition, on view until April 15th at Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen. The video documenting Leiter’s reaction accompanies over 400 photographs and paintings that fill the soaring spaces of this re-purposed industrial complex, now a centre for contemporary art and photography. With room after room after room of images that riff on[…..]

Landscape Update

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As part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, Daily Serving is sharing Bean Gilsdorf’s article on Alice Shaw’s Landscape Update, at Gallery 16 in San Francisco. The profusion of works and materials in Alice Shaw’s Landscape Update at Gallery 16 leaves viewers with the impression of a frenzy. The twenty-six works on view are made from an exhaustive array of media: paintings of oil and[…..]