November, 2012

Interview with Renny Pritkin and Barry McGee at the Berkeley Art Museum

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We are proud to share an incredible new video interview between Barry McGee and Renny Pritikin. Pritikin is the former Chief Curator of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and was responsible for McGee’s first major solo exhibition at YBCA in the late 1990s. This video interview was created on the occasion of McGee’s mid-career survey exhibition currently on view at the Berkeley[.....]

Ronald Ventura: Recyclables

Ronald Ventura’s latest suite of works, produced at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, examines how humanity relates to the environment, and how we often leave in our wake, a trail of destruction. Recyclables is Ventura’s show of lithographs, cast paper sculptures and paper relief on canvas produced from the discarded waste of urbanity, which he has recycled into a visual mélange of apocalyptic tales drawn[.....]

Enrique Martíinez Celaya: “The Hunt’s Will” at L.A. Louver

  “I didn’t set out to be a 48-year old man painting unicorns,” remarks Cuban-born painter and sculptor, Enrique Martínez Celaya. Featured in six of the sixteen works currently on view at L.A. Louver, the one-horned mythical creature does make an unlikely appearance in Celaya’s work; though it is merely one facet of his calculated exploration of absurdity rooted in reality. The Hunt’s Will is[.....]

“Under One Sun” Erika Harrsch at Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery

According to chaos theory, a single flap from the wings of a butterfly can set off a string of events leading to major global changes. It’s no coincidence that the butterfly is the chosen catalyst in this theoretical scenario; symbolically, butterflies have been a remarkably durable representation of change, transition, transformation, and resurrection in the human imagination. In Erika Harrsch’s exhibition “Under One Sky” at[.....]

HELP DESK: Residencies

Ellen Kooi, Nagele - wachthuis, 2011. Fuji Crystal Archive, Plexiglass, Reynobond, 31 ½ x 72 ½ 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. I want to start applying for artists’ residencies and I don’t[.....]

Dear Art:

Today from the DS Archives we bring you Art. But isn’t that what we always bring, you may ask—well yes, but today it’s Art about Art. The current exhibition Dear Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova in Slovenia takes its title from the 1999 work by Mladen Stilinović in which he wrote a letter to that eternal temptress and reflects “on the awareness that[.....]

The Truth is Out There: Anoka Faruqee at Hosfelt Gallery

Anoka Faruqee‘s current show at Hosfelt Gallery, The Sum is Greater Than Its Parts, is the result of a year-long meditation on the kind of Moiré patterns – the patterns that result from placing one semitransparent object with a repetitive pattern over another – that occur via hyper-proximity to the digital. Faruqee’s paintings are constructed using “comb-like notched trowels” that she pulls through wet paint,[.....]