Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Work in Progress: Considering Utopia at Contemporary Jewish Museum

Oded Hirsch. 50 Blue, 2009; single channel video w/sound, 12:30. Courtesy of Contemporary Jewish Museum

Today from our partners at Art Practical we bring you a review of Work in Progress: Considering Utopia at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Author Mary Anne Kluth notes, “The exhibition as a whole positions art as a space to think through, test, and potentially develop goal-oriented models of human interaction.” This article was originally published on January 7, 2014. The three artists in Work in Progress:[.....]

U.S. Department of Illegal Superheroes (ICE DISH) at Galería de la Raza

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Callie Humphrey reviews U.S. Department of Illegal Superheroes (ICE DISH) by Neil Rivas (a.k.a. Clavo) at Galería de la Raza in San Francisco, California. Galería de la Raza is currently[.....]

Best of 2013 – With Cinder Blocks We Flatten Our Photographs at Romer Young

Regular contributor Randall Miller selected With Cinder Blocks We Flatten Our Photographs for today’s edition of Daily Serving’s Best of 2013. Of his selection, Miller says, “Right now it feels like there is a sea change going on in photography. This past year, I noticed quite a few photographers who are exploring really thought-provoking conceptual territory, while pushing the formal boundaries of the medium in exciting[.....]

#Hashtags: Nostalgia and its Discontents

Charlene Tan. Love Forever: A Homage to Yayoi Kusama, 2010. Color photograph. 36 x 48 in. Photo courtesy of the artist.

#museums #diversity #nostalgia #representation Proximities 2: Knowing Me, Knowing You was the second of three exhibitions of Bay Area contemporary art curated by Glen Helfand for the Asian Art Museum. This series marks a departure from AAM’s customary focus on artists from remote geographic locales and the museum’s heretofore sporadic commitment to exhibiting contemporary art. The second exhibition resolved the primary concern that I raised[.....]

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[.....]

Shotgun Reviews: Sean McFarland at Stephen Wirtz Gallery

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Danica Willard Sachs reviews Sean McFarland’s Glass Mountains at Stephan Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco. For Sean McFarland, there’s no such thing as a straight photograph. In[.....]