February, 2013

Camaraderie on canvas

When I think of Jackson Pollock, I picture him working alone in his studio in East Hampton slinging paint across a canvas on the ground, oblivious to the art world around him. It’s easy to forget that the personal lives and relationships of artists deeply influenced their work, a topic brought to the forefront in Angels, Demons and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet on view now[…..]

Through Windows, Through Walls: Driss Ouadahi at Hosfelt Gallery

Painting has long offered codes for interpreting landscape, and from it a perspective on our place in the world. Claude Monet’s series of haystacks, bridges and the Rouen cathedral give us landscape as a clock, an unfolding of the hours of the day and time spent looking, comparing, recording and looking again. Monet had the luck to be surrounded by gardens and fields, but how[…..]

Enrique Metinides: Chronicling Catastrophe

Mexico City, April 29, 1979 © Enrique Metindies, Courtesy 212berlin

The journalistic expression “If it bleeds; it leads” is particularly resonant in Mexico, where an entire subgenre of daily tabloids, devoted to crime and disaster, cover train wrecks and murders in lurid detail. Enrique Metinides made a career as a crime photographer for these nota roja (“bloody news”), earning the sobriquet the “Mexican Weegee” for his obsessive chronicling of accidents and crime scenes throughout Mexico[…..]

#Hashtags: What Is Reflected/Where We Meet

Watching “Five Broken Cameras” and “How to Survive a Plague”—two outstanding documentaries nominated for yesterday’s Academy Awards—it’s easy to be reminded of what a gift this kind of attention can be for the community or person being featured. Yet watching Emad Burnat’s young son Gibreel stand center stage with his own camera, filming the Docuday audience during Saturday’s question-and-answer session, it’s also hard to shake[…..]

Color, Collage and Cubism

Today from the DS Archives we bring you two artists working during the early to mid 20th century: Kurt Schwitters and Georges Braques. Schwitter’s multi-media collages were recently shown in the US for the first time in 26 years, and Braques’ Cubist still lives are on view at the Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis, MO until April 21, 2013. For the first time in[…..]

The Way Beyond Art: Infinite Screens

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you a feature from writer Genevieve Quick. In her piece, The Way Beyond Art: Infinite Screens, Genevieve explores the 5-channel video installation Hearsay of the Soul, 2012, by acclaimed artist and filmmaker Werner Herzog. As the fourth and final installment of its exhibition series “The Way Beyond Art: Infinite Screens,” the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts[…..]

Fan Mail: Josh Highter

For this edition of Fan Mail, Josh Highter of Berkeley, 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. Josh wrote about his paintings as “inventions shaped by forces of society, economics, technology,[…..]