Interviews

Interview with Renny Pritkin and Barry McGee at the Berkeley Art Museum

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We are proud to share an incredible new video interview between Barry McGee and Renny Pritikin. Pritikin is the former Chief Curator of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and was responsible for McGee’s first major solo exhibition at YBCA in the late 1990s. This video interview was created on the occasion of McGee’s mid-career survey exhibition currently on view at the Berkeley[.....]

Fan Mail: Iavor Lubomirov

For this edition of Fan Mail, Iavor Lubomirov of London 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. What kind of elation do you get from your study of mathematics? You have taken[.....]

Art & Vexation: Interview with William Powhida

William Powhida, Oligopoly (Revised), 2011. Watercolor, acrylic ink, and colored pencil on panel

William Powhida’s text-based drawings* skewer the contemporary art world with relish. From fake Rolling Stone magazine pages to charts explaining economic relationships, or trompe l’oeil pages torn from the notebook of an art-world malcontent, Powhida sticks his finger into the wounds of modern culture. For example, What Do Prices Reflect? (2011) pessimistically lists the rationale used to determine an artwork’s financial value: “Whether or not[.....]

Fan Mail: Kevin Frances

Kevin Frances, Kitchen, F St.

For this edition of Fan Mail, Kevin Frances of Providence, Rhode Island 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. Kevin has made several renditions of rooms filled with ceramic objects, using screen[.....]

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,[.....]

dOCUMENTA (13) Recap: the Artist’s Assistant

Open Screen Unit, mixed media installation by Hunter Longe

Hunter Longe is a San Francisco-based artist currently residing in Kassel, Germany after working as an artist assistant at dOCUMENTA (13). Longe’s mixed media works and installations have been exhibited in San Francisco at The Popular Workshop, The Luggage Store Gallery, and Triple Base, in Oakland at Krowswork gallery, and in Los Angeles at Show Cave Night Gallery. After meeting at dOCUMENTA (13), Longe and[.....]

#Hashtags: Rejecting a Binary Argument with Toyin Odutola

Back in early March 2012, I reviewed Mark Bradford’s solo show at SFMOMA and learned shortly thereafter that the oft-repeated narrative about the circumstances of his early work—that he grew up in poverty in a depressed African-American neighborhood of Los Angeles—was simply not true (he was raised in Santa Monica, an affluent suburb). Given that I’ve heard this myth repeated even by knowledgeable curators, I[.....]