May, 2013

Eating Cake at de Appel: an interview with one of the curators of Bourgeouis Leftovers, Amsterdam

What does one eat in times of crisis? Leftovers. Of the bourgeoisie. Or, but that depends on your political stance, and the degree of hunger, perhaps the bourgeoisie itself. The current exhibition at de Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam, which concludes this year’s curatorial program, was conceived after the six student curators encountered a bundle of paintings during a visit to the Van Abbe Museum in[.....]

David Altmejd: Interior Labyrinth

The artist at work on a similar project. David Altmejd Production still from the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 6 episode, "Boundaries," 2012 Segment: David Altmejd © Art21, Inc. 2012

Mixed media—that creative collision of materials rarefied and commonplace, refined and raw—is, one might say, something of a given in the contemporary art world. The Hirshhorn’s Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913-Present is a fascinating and provocative overview of this now-ubiquitous, once-incendiary mode of art making. Such an illuminating look back prompts one to see the present anew, and considered in the light[.....]

Northwest Photography: The Same but Different

Ted Hiebert. "Anaglyph 3D Mashups: Doug Jarvis + Ted Hiebert." 2013

Some shows demand a second viewing. Sometimes because they’re great, sometimes because they’re a totally different experience on a second viewing, and sometimes because they’re a slightly different exhibit on a second viewing. And then, of course, some shows are simply demanding. All of the above are true in Place Gallery’s survey of Northwest contemporary photography, Off the Plain. Curated by Portland photographer TJ Norris, it’s a[.....]

#Hashtags: Liberaceón

In his 2011 video, “Liberaceón,” Chris E. Vargas inserts radical, queer rhetoric into the arguably apolitical, high zest that was Wladziu Valentino Liberace’s life. HBO’s biopic about Liberace is headed to Cannes this month. Jacqueline Clay’s article was originally published September 5, 2011. History, like most things, is subjective. What is culled from individual accounts is accepted as fact and eventually translates into some kind[.....]

Daniel Gordon: Studio Visit / The Constructed Image

In honor of Daily Serving’s roots, today we feature two articles written by the website’s founding father, Seth Curcio. The second article featured below is on a show that he assembled and curated at Redux Contemporary Arts Center in Charleston, SC. The group show included artist Daniel Gordon who is now represented by M+B Gallery and whose first solo show in L.A. The Green Line opened yesterday evening.[.....]

Painting Expanded

Tom LaDuke, Run Generator, 2009. Graphite, glue, mirror, 6 x 19 x 9 1/2 inches

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you Leigh Markopoulos‘s review of the recent Painting Expanded Symposium at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The one-day symposium was held on April 13, 2013 and included presentations and panel discussions with ten internationally-known artists from around the United States. On Saturday, April 13, 2013, ten artists representing[.....]

Fan Mail: Kyle Austin Dunn

Kyle Austin Dunn, Balled Up Color and Lines, Acrylic and enamel on polystyrene and PVC, 32” x 50” x 16”, 2013.

For this edition of Fan Mail, Kyle Austin Dunn of Sausalito, 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. Some of Kyle Austin Dunn’s artworks look sugary and delicious with factory-made colors.[.....]