Robin Tung

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Hammer Projects: N. Dash at The Hammer Museum

N. Dash. Untitled, 2014; adobe, oil, pigment, string, acrylic, linen, jute, and wood support. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo: The Hammer Museum.

N. Dash’s solo exhibit at the Hammer Museum begins with a series of Duratrans transparencies displaying magnified wreaths of frayed fabric in architectural light boxes. Her work, which faces the open and airy courtyard of the Los Angeles museum, was presented in conjunction with the Mandala of Compassion for two weeks, a live exhibit in which Tibetan Buddhist monks constructed a sacred mandala using colored sands[.....]

An Interview with Leeah Joo

Leeah Joo. Flight of Crane Wives, 2013; oil on wood panel; 16 x 20 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

In her most recent collection of paintings, Dokkebis and Other Tales, Leeah Joo conjures myths by way of textiles. Joo, who was born in Seoul, South Korea, immigrated to the U.S. at age 10. She received her MFA in Painting from the Yale School of Art, and her work has been featured nationally. Next year, Joo’s work will be featured in February at Artspace in New[.....]

Animal Dreams: A Conversation with Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller. Cluster, 2003; oil on canvas; 40 x 40 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

Texas-based artist Melissa Miller is widely known for her expressionistic paintings that use animals as metaphors for human dramas and dilemmas. Her recent works focus on the many ways humans are altering animal habitats and behavior. Miller’s work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Talley Dunn Gallery, in Dallas, in January 2014, and in a group show at the Martin Museum of Art, at Baylor University in Waco,[.....]

Gregory Chatonsky at MOCA Taipei

Telefossiles I, sculpture, installation, Gregory Chatonsky, 2013

This spring I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei to view The Innovationists, a show focused on new media art. The spectrum of technological works ranged from Ryota Kuwakubo‘s whimsical The Tenth Sentiment, which utilized a toy train’s LED headlight to project crisp then melting shadowscapes in a darkened room, and Samson Young‘s Dimension+, a floating spine-like structure of polypropylene paper, to Chris Honhim Cheung and the XEX GRP collective’s more dissonant and possibly[.....]

An Interview with James Chronister

"Dreaming of Me (Hyde Park)", oil on canvas, 40"x40", 2012

San Francisco-based painter James Chronister will be the spring artist in residence at Lux Art Insitute in Encinitas, California where five residencies are awarded each year with the goal of connecting the artist with the community and supporting the artist through the completion of a project. This February, I began correspondence with Chronister to discuss his work and process, his Walkman playlist as a kid,[.....]

An Interview with Susan Graham

Susan-Graham, 22-Deputy Single Action Revolver, 2002

On a Tuesday morning in September, I met with sculptor and photographer Susan Graham at Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, California. Graham was more than halfway through her five-week artist residency and opened her studio to me, allowing an up-close view of her sugar and porcelain sculptures in the process of assembly. Graham shared stories from her childhood in Ohio, articulated her thoughts about working,[.....]

An Interview with Chief Curator Kathryn Kanjo

Kathryn Kanjo Image:

Kathryn Kanjo returned to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in 2010 as Chief Curator and Head of Curatorial after nearly two decades across the country as curator and director in museums including Portland Art Museum and University Art Museum at the University of California Santa Barbara, as well as the artist residency program Artpace in San Antonio where she helped turn the formerly private foundation into a[.....]