Posts Tagged ‘Catherine Wagley’

Best of 2010 – L.A. Expanded: Sunday Boys

Andy Warhol, Dennis Hopper, Screen Tests Reel #4, 1964-65.

We’re looking back over a decade of Daily Serving’s greatest hits, and today’s selection comes from Shotgun Reviews editor Emily Holmes: “The column L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast was started in 2010 by Catherine Wagley, who wrote about the multifaceted Los Angeles scene from an approachable, personal voice. One of her finest pieces in that first year explored masculinity and the politics of gendered[…..]

Best of 2008 – Destroying Prettiness: Wangechi Mutu and Kara Walker

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As part of our ten-year anniversary celebrations, we’re considering the best of a decade of arts publishing. Today’s selection comes from senior editor Vivian Sming, who writes, “Author Catherine Wagley asks us to critically reflect upon the convergence of seduction and brutality in the works of Wangechi Mutu and Kara Walker. This review of Mutu and Walker’s concurrent exhibitions demonstrates the continued and ever-pressing need for[…..]

Summer Session – Too Cool for the Cool School

Craig Kauffman, "Untitled," 2009. Drape-formed plastic with acrylic lacquer & glitter.

This Summer Session we’re going Back to School, and in addition to providing pedagogical resources and investigating the state of arts education, we are also looking at work that is informed by the idea of “school.” Today we bring you a review from Catherine Wagley’s column L.A. Expanded, wherein Wagley reviews separate gallery exhibitions by Craig Kauffman and Liz Craft. Wagley’s analysis pivots around the[…..]

Summer Session – When Rock Star Fantasies Go Too Far

For this Summer Session’s topic of celebrity, we bring you an article by former Daily Serving columnist Catherine Wagley, who explores artistic practices that take specific personages, both real and imagined, as their subject matter. Wagley’s piece begins the complex work of mapping out the intersections of fantasy and reality in the face of celebrity, and what’s at stake when they overlap. This article was originally[…..]

Happy Labor Day!

Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen. Can These Antiques Ever Prove Dangerous Again?, 2012.

In honor of Labor Day, today we want to thank the publications that made our Summer Reading series a success. We were honored to host articles from Artforum, Art Papers, Art Practical, the Brooklyn Rail, East of Borneo, Frieze d/e, Hyperallergic, MN Artists, MN Original, MOMUS, Rhizome, SFMOMA’s Open Space, Temporary Art Review, and un Magazine. And we credit the labors of the artists and writers,[…..]

Summer Reading – Closed Circuits: A Look Back at LACMA’s First Art and Technology Initiative

"A Report on the Art and Technology Program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967-1971."

From our friends at East of Borneo, today we continue our Summer Reading series with an essay on LACMA’s Art and Technology initiative. Author Catherine Wagley notes: ’[…] the nostalgia for Art and Technology has much to do with the way the report suggests a moment when institutions were less careful about protecting their sponsors, when conflicts of interest could be openly discussed, and when a curator[…..]

From the Archives – Are you a Rauschenberg or a Johns?

Robert Rauschenberg. Canyon, 1959; oil, housepaint, pencil, paper, fabric, metal, buttons, nails, cardboard, printed paper, photographs, wood, paint tubes, mirror string, pillow & bald eagle on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.

Last Friday, the New York Times reported a decision by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to “find homes in important public collections…for nine important late-career pieces.” These pieces will pass into the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim Museum. Today, in honor of this decision to share these works with the public, we bring you this essay by Catherine Wagley,[…..]