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Betye Saar at Roberts and Tilton

For the moment, the beating heart of Los Angeles’s Pacific Standard Time is Betye Saar’s installation Red Time, 2011, at Roberts and Tilton.  Saar has transformed the middle room of the gallery into a shrine for past, present, and future, painting Roberts and Tilton’s interior room a bright red and allowing a variety of her customary assemblage works to act as friends and neighbors to[.....]

Swoon at the ICA, Boston

I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran. – John Dryden, The Conquest of Granada, 1672 At this point, everyone knows that street artists leave completely unexpected artworks that don’t last long but that are often more absorbing than the works we usually get to see in museums. Because[.....]

Miles Davis’ Wives

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Miles Davis wasn’t interested in Flamenco dancers or their music. Maybe it was too frilly, too foreign, too feminine to enter his orbit. Whatever the reason, Frances Taylor, the first Mrs. Miles Davis, set out to change his mind. She’d been to Barcelona and fallen for the sexy Spanish sounds and wanted[.....]

Counter-invasion: Stephanie Syjuco at Catharine Clark

Over a lifetime of visiting museums, you learn that all souvenirs have a price point, from the dollar-fifty commemorative postcard to the pieces in the collection itself.  These prized mementos, selected, brought home, catalogued and displayed, represent the collector’s forays to classical or far-flung sites. My favorite disruption to this cycle is a hall of life-sized plaster casts of classical Greek and Roman architecture at[.....]

Pure Satire by Maleonn

As Susan Sontag observed, “the most grandiose result of the photographic enterprise is to give us the sense that we can hold the whole world in our heads”. Pure Satire by Maleonn at the 2902 Gallery in Singapore encapsulates this visual aesthetic, creating an open set of performative statements within a symbol-laden, dreamlike universe that amalgamates historical and contemporary trends, wherein protagonists are children with[.....]

The Armory Show/Volta NY

The Armory Show shares its name with its historically significant predecessor following a brief stint at the same 69th Regiment Armory.  While today’s Armory Show is now in its twelfth year and situated on expansive piers along the Hudson River, it no doubt benefits from association with the formative 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art.  However, positioned within a global art context that is increasingly[.....]

Fan Mail: Interview with Dara Gill

Each month, DailyServing selects two artists to be featured in our Fan Mail series.  If you would like to be considered, please submit to info@dailyserving.com a link to your website with ‘Fan Mail’ in the subject line.  Keep checking the site – you could be the next artist featured! For this edition of Fan Mail, Sydney-based emerging artist Dara Gill has been chosen from a[.....]