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Whose Culture Is Not Your Friend?

Photo: Kristen McWharter

Today from our friends at BmoreArt, we bring you Angela N. Carroll’s reflections on FlucT’s performance Culture Is Not Your Friend at Platform Gallery in Baltimore, MD. Carroll says of the performance, “Much of what I experienced was performative in the most mundane and expected ways: a critique of sexuality by embodying overtly sexed archetypes. But maybe that’s the point.” This article was originally published on February 12,[…..]

DSAP Executive Director Patricia Maloney to Join Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure in San Francisco, California.

Hail and farewell! Today we are both pleased and sad to announce that our executive director, Patricia Maloney, will be leaving us to become the new executive director of Southern Exposure in San Francisco. Below is her valediction to our readers. We hope you will join us in thanking her for her years of service to the publication, and in wishing her the best of[…..]

Noam Rappaport: Dogleg at Ratio 3

Noam Rappaport. Dogleg, 2015; oil, acrylic, high-density foam, paper, canvas; 90 x 55 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Ratio 3, San Francisco.

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Justin Mata reviews Noam Rappaport: Dogleg at Ratio 3 in San Francisco. Noam Rappaport’s artwork exists in a continuum of modernist object-making, a growing history of formal exploration.[…..]

Female Gazing: Interview with Ana Álvarez-Errecalde

Ana Álvarez-Errecalde. The Four Seasons Series: Symbiosis, 2013-2014. © Ana Álvarez-Errecalde.

Today from our friends at Guernica, we present an interview with Argentinian artist Ana Álvarez-Errecalde. Author Bryony Angell talks with the artist about challenging the conventional portrayal of motherhood, her early career as a documentary filmmaker, and primal super identities. This article was originally published on February 1, 2016. Through the eyes of women artists, motherhood is increasingly a subject of contemporary art. For the Argentine-born artist Ana Álvarez-Errecalde, motherhood was the very impetus for[…..]

David Ireland at Walter and McBean Galleries

David Ireland. David Ireland, 2016; installation view, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute. Courtesy of San Francisco Art Institute. Photo: Gregory Goode.

Wry humor, mystery, and entropy: Today from our partners at Art Practical, we bring you Danica Willard Sachs’ review of David Ireland’s work at the Walter and McBean Galleries at the San Francisco Art Institute. The author notes, “Throughout, Ireland draws our attention repeatedly to the material conditions of each object, the where and how of every action, rooting them in real time and space.” This article was[…..]

Terra Incognita at Art@Archer

Brian Lucas. Seventh Sense, 2015; mixed media on canvas; 36 x24 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Art@Archer, Oakland. Photo: Garrett Caples.

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Garrett Caples reviews Terra Incognita at Art@Archer in Oakland. In Terra Incognita at Art@Archer, Derek Fenner, Ava Koohbor, and Brian Lucas—who exhibited together last year at now-defunct Emerald[…..]

Interview with Barbara Bloom

Today, we bring you a video from our friends at Kadist Art Foundation. In this video, Barbara Bloom (in conversation with Jo-ey Tang), describes the impetus for her installation The Bedroom (1997), her fascination with the utilitarian object and the fictional narrative, and the work’s inception in a flea market gouache painting.