September, 2012

From the DS Archives: Cool and Collected

Today from the DS Archives we bring you coverage of Kavi Gupta Gallery’s 2011 summer group exhibition including Nathaniel Donnett, Curtis Mann, Antonia Gurkovska and Theaster Gates. Gates’s work is currently on view at White Cube Gallery until November 11. The following article was originally published on August 9, 2011 by Marta Spurgeon: Outmoded by street festivals, public music events, movies in the parks, and trips to[.....]

Fan Mail: Mathew Zefeldt

Mathew Zefeldt, Cube Painting.

For this edition of Fan Mail, Mathew Zefeldt of Vallejo, California has been selected from our worthy reader submissions. Two artists are featured each month—the next one could be you! If you would like to be considered, please submit your website link to info@dailyserving.com with ‘Fan Mail’ in the subject line. Dripping paint shows us that paint is there. Love of paint often draws in[.....]

Ugly Painting Competition

Ken Price, "Hunchback of Venice" (2000), acrylic on fired clay, 14 ½ x 29 x 13 inches. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen. Courtesy Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A column by Catherine Wagley When LACMA curator Stephanie Barron arrived in the galleries of the museum’s new Ken Price (1935-2012) retrospective yesterday morning, she saw three women bent over trying to get a look underneath Price’s sculpture The Hunchback of Venice. The sculpture is one of the first you see when you enter the show. “Apparently, they[.....]

The Good, The Bad, and The Temporary

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“The temporary” might seem like a neutral concept, but in reality it is ideologically loaded. Depending on the context (and on the social class of the speaker), temporary work and temporary dwelling might mean either insecurity and precarity–or flexibility and dynamism. How are some of San Francisco’s city officials planning to lure young innovators and entrepreneurs, for instance? By allowing developers to build 220-square foot[.....]

dOCUMENTA (13) Recap: the Artist’s Assistant

Open Screen Unit, mixed media installation by Hunter Longe

Hunter Longe is a San Francisco-based artist currently residing in Kassel, Germany after working as an artist assistant at dOCUMENTA (13). Longe’s mixed media works and installations have been exhibited in San Francisco at The Popular Workshop, The Luggage Store Gallery, and Triple Base, in Oakland at Krowswork gallery, and in Los Angeles at Show Cave Night Gallery. After meeting at dOCUMENTA (13), Longe and[.....]

I am not there and I am not here

Jamelie Hassan, At the Far Edge of Words continues to October 14 at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, 952 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.

Although difficult to generalize, a common theme ties together the exhibitions currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) and the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU). “At the Far Edge of Words” and “Imaginary Homelands” engage on some level, with the complex reflections of the artists cultural identity in relation to their exchanges with western culture, concepts of otherness, and navigating the[.....]

HELP DESK: Represent! (Me)

Deb Sokolow,  Untitled, 2009. Acrylic and graphite on paper, 8 x 10 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 question. All submissions remain strictly anonymous and become the property of Daily Serving. HELP DESK is co-sponsored by KQED.org.I have been out of graduate school for 3 years now and[.....]