August, 2012

White on White

A screenshot of Jean Harlow in her bedroom in Dinner at Eight

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley David Batchelor, in his exquisite little pink book Chromophobia, describes a white he encountered on the walls of the home of an “Anglo-American art collector” he visited in the 1990s. He wrote, “There is a kind of white that repels everything that is inferior to it, and this is that kind of[.....]

Turbulent: An Exhibition of New Works by MadeIn Company

Installation View of Turbulent (6)

We are thrilled to bring you a review of MadeIn Company’s recent exhibition in Shanghai from our brand new partner ArtSpy, a website based in Beijing, P.R.China that is committed to establish a global artistic information platform. This article was originally written for ArtSpy and has been translated exclusively for DailyServing. At the Shanghai Taopu Art District in May 2012, MadeIn Company presented a series[.....]

The Medium is the Message

Martin Boyce, Disappear Here, 1999, screenprint in an edition of 50 plus 1 artist's proofs, 75 x 52 cms, 29.55 x 20.49 inches. Published by Glasgow Print Studio. Copyright the artist and Glasgow Print Studio

Dapple, by Edwin Morgan (1920 – 2010), the late Scottish poet who became involved in the concrete poetry movement of the 1960s, is one of five poems titled Colour Poems that play with the relationship between meaning, rhythm, colour and sound. The Colour Poems were the inspiration for the development of The Medium is the Message: words in printmaking since the 1960s, an exhibition exploring[.....]

Seymour Rosofsky “Xylophone Solo” at Corbett vs. Dempsey

"Couple Dancing In The Living Room" (1970), gouache and watercolor on paper, 24 x 35.75 inches. Courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey.

Sometimes when I am out looking at art I ask myself the question “What does it mean to experience this artwork in this moment?” I found myself asking that question at the exhibition of Seymour Rosofsky’s drawings at Corbett vs. Dempsey titled “Xylophone Solo.” Rosofsky died the year I was born, 1981. He was part of the Chicago Imagists’ Monster Roster, a loosely affiliated movement[.....]

HELP DESK: Back to School

Barry McGee, Untitled, 2010. Ink and acrylic on paper, 2 elements, 15 x 23.5 inches

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. All submissions remain strictly anonymous and become the property of Daily Serving. HELP DESK is co-sponsored by KQED.org. Friends, if you’ve been following the conversation on writing negative reviews,[.....]

Art in the Age of Truthiness

One would think that reality would remain constant, but as we learn and develop, reality and our experiences of it changes with us. Now on view at Site Santa Fe, More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, bring together more than 25 international artists who question the stability of reality. For our look back  into the DS Archives, we bring you the 2008 exhibition[.....]

Heidi Norton at Chicago Works Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Herbarium Specimens--An Intersection, 2012

From rich botanical sculptures, to the ghostly ethereal composition of each photograph, Heidi Norton has created an exhibition of polarity. Housed in the intimate BMO Harris Banks Chicago Works gallery in the corner of the 3rd floor at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago; Norton has composed an exhibition that combines her undulating and vulnerable sculptures, with photographed installations that barely come into existence, only[.....]