Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

#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[…..]

Sean McFarland: Glass Mountains 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[…..]

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[…..]

City of Disappearances at CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts

Today we bring you a video walk-through of City of Disappearances, the current exhibition at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. Curator Joseph del Pesco (half of the curatorial team, with Elizabeth Neilson) takes the viewer through the show, explaining the works on view and the ideas that brought them together. “Here we think about the echoes of the city, ” explains del Pesco, “the memories that[…..]

Stacey Steers: Night Hunter at Catharine Clark Gallery

Stacey Steers. Lillian on Bed with Eggs, 2011; Video clip of Night Hunter; Film 35mm to HD Stereo sound. 15:30. Courtesy of Catharine Clark 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, M. Rebekah Otto reviews Stacey Steers’ Night Hunter at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. Experimental animator Stacey Steers currently has work on view in Night Hunter at[…..]