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Fan Mail: Jason Engelund

Jason Engelund. Drawing with the Sun & Sea 60, 2015; photograph; 34 x 44 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Photographer Jason Engelund is distinctly aware of the conceptual and metaphorical capacities of landscape. Engelund works with a single series of photographs at a time to capture one motif, location, technique, or compositional strategy from various positions. However, these discrete bodies of work resonate with one another as part of a long-term vision—an ongoing project, or more aptly a study of photographic mechanisms and the[…..]

Rodrigo Valenzuela: Future Ruins at the Frye Art Museum

Rodrigo Valenzuela. Still from Maria TV, 2014. Digital video with audio. Courtesy of the artist.

Future Ruins, Rodrigo Valenzuela’s exhibition at the Frye Art Museum, is indeed monumental, incorporating a range of media including print, sculpture, video, and sound. The exhibition does not present a quiet, post-apocalyptic landscape that fetishizes decay; rather, Valenzuela addresses divisions of labor and the nature of work, making these complex issues manifest through the specter of the 21st-century economic landscape. And though it is discordant at[…..]

Some Parallels in Textiles and Composition

Vox amp. Photo: Rebecca Gates

As the discipline of sound art develops and becomes more common, artists, including those working in textiles, are exploring ways to relate to and collaborate with sound.

Ding Yi: Ivory Black at ShanghArt

Ding Yi. Appearance of Crosses-13, 2013; acrylic on canvas; 140 cm x 200 cm. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist and ShanghArt gallery Singapore.

“Grids punctured with crosses in varying patterns” is perhaps the best—and admittedly, the most simplistic—way of summing up Ding Yi’s oeuvre. Ivory Black at the ShanghArt gallery is his latest iteration of these basic, severely geometric forms, in varying shades of blue, black, and white hues, distinguished only by date and serial number. Like an astronomer’s chart of the night sky, Ding’s gridded, ordered forms[…..]

From the Archives – Help Desk: Pressure to Review

Ken Price.

Today’s Help Desk column contains some advice that bears repeating: There’s more than one way to support your art-making friends. This article was originally published on August 19, 2013. You can submit your question to Help Desk anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. I’m a new arts administrator, and I live in [a mid-size city]. Through my four years of art school here and[…..]

From the Archives – Andrew Moore: Dirt Meridian at Yancey Richardson Gallery

Andrew Moore. First Light, Cherry County, Nebraska, 2013. Courtesy of Andrew Moore & Yancey Richardson

With the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s recent announcement that California’s Central Valley farmers will not receive any contracted federal water for the second year in a row, the photographic work of Andrew Moore is a bleak reminder of the state’s ongoing water crisis.  Author Nandita Raghuram describes the artist’s aerial photographs of the 100th meridian as “sweeping views of windswept houses, splintered earth, and prairie grass[…..]

Clayton Colvin: New Way to Forget at beta pictoris

Clayton Colvin. Frontiersman, 2014; Acrylic, charcoal, pigment, and india ink
on linen on panel; 46 by 56 in.

Today, from our friends at BURNAWAY, we bring you a review of Clayton Colvin’s solo exhibition at beta pictoris gallery in Birmingham. Author Brett Levine notes, “[The exhibition] represents a strong commitment to the practice of painting as much as to its meaning.” This article was originally published on February 4, 2015. In “new way to forget,” Clayton Colvin’s third solo exhibition at beta pictoris gallery, we see the[…..]