Posts Tagged ‘Art Practical’

Repetition and Difference: LTTR

LTTR. Cover of “Listen Translate Translate Record,” no. 2; August 2003; edition of 1000; 12.5 x 12.5 in, folded. Silka Sanchez. Untitled, 2003. Courtesy of LTTR.

Today from our partners at Art Practical we bring you an essay on the New York-based LTTR, who describe themselves as “a feminist genderqueer artist collective with a flexible project-oriented practice.” As author Julia Bryan-Wilson notes, “…LTTR rallies people together with ardent enthusiasm.” This article was originally published on December 4, 2013. “It is our promiscuity that will save us,” AIDS activist and art theorist Douglas Crimp asserted in 1987, a[.....]

Anoka Faruqee: Substance and Accident at Hosfelt Gallery

Anoka Faruqee. 2013P-34, 2013; acrylic on linen on panel; 33.75 x 33.75 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.

From our partners at Art Practical, today we bring you a review of Anoka Faruqee‘s paintings at Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco. Author Rob Marks notes that critics of Op art who characterize the genre as superficial are ignoring the possibilities that lie beneath the surface: “Faruqee’s 2013P-29, 2013P-32, and 2013P-34 (all 2013), for example, could appear as little more than decoration, gimmickry, or novelty…. But such easily drawn conclusions—the[.....]

Jonathan Runcio: Glass in the Garden at Romer Young

Jonathan Runcio. Glass in the Garden, 2013; installation view. Courtesy of the Artist and Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco.

From our San Francisco Bay Area partner Art Practical, today we bring you a review of Glass in the Garden, Jonathan Runcio‘s current solo show at Romer Young Gallery. Author Danica Willard Sachs explains that Runcio’s work “dismantles the architecture of the city, peeling back the glossy finish to show the viewer the raw substrate.” This article was originally published on November 25, 2013. In[.....]

Energy That is All Around at SFAI’s Walter and McBean Galleries

Ruby Neri. Untitled, 1995;
paint on paper; 34 x 22 inches. Courtesy of the artist

From our partner Art Practical, today we bring you a review of Energy That Is All Around, a group show of “Mission School” artists now on view at the Walter and McBean Galleries in San Francisco. Our #Hashtags editor Anu Vikram discussed this same show recently in her column The Trouble with the Mission School, and today we bring you another consideration of the work. Author Patricia Maloney[.....]

Facundo Argañaraz: Tonight Tonight at Highlight Gallery

Facundo Argañaraz. Passenger II, 2013.
Acrylic, direct-to-substrate print , and brass fitting on aluminum composite panel; 48 x 61 inches.

From our sister publication Art Practical, today we bring you a review of Facundo Argañaraz‘s solo exhibition Tonight Tonight at Highlight Gallery in San Francisco. Author Danica Willard Sachs notes that with the paintings in this new show, Argañaraz is “riffing on the monochrome… [and] grace is not found in presentness, but in confrontation.” This review was originally published on October 28, 2013. A traditional narrative of art[.....]

External Combustion

Julia Couzens. Heavy sacrifice, 2011; Insy-outsy, 2013; Weakest link, 2013; Sweet, 2011; all works, mixed threads, wire, rope, yarn, and found textiles. Courtesy of the di Rosa Art Foundation.

This Friday we bring you an article from our partner site Art Practical. Written by A. Will Brown—yes, the very same writer who brings you Daily Serving’s Fan Mail twice a month—this article is the first in Brown’s new series An Exhibition, Postpartum, which investigates, “the components of making contemporary art exhibitions in order to encourage readers and art practitioners to evaluate an exhibition as a process[.....]

Stay Home: Will Rogan at Altman Siegel

Will Rogan. Mediums 4 (II), 2010; paper, wood, beeswax; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artist and Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco.

As part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you a review of Will Rogan’s solo exhibition Stay Home, at Altman Siegel, in San Francisco. Until the site’s relaunch in September, Art Practical is producing guest-edited issues featuring seminal reviews that have shaped the way we think about art in the Bay Area over the last four years; this week guest editor Zachary Royer[.....]