Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Shih Chieh Huang at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Shih Chieh Huang. Synthetic Seduction, 2013; installation view, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Courtesy of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photo: Dorothy Santos.

The flickering, multicolored lights of Shih Chieh Huang’s installation Synthetic Seduction, now on view at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, reminds me of the cellular and molecular models found in biology classrooms. When I was a student, one of the ways in which I learned about organic forms was by placing mitochondria, lysosomes, and nuclei in their correct locations in these models. Huang[.....]

#Hashtags: The Quantum Leap to Something New, Part II

In the face of economic fluctuations, not to mention the whirlwind of popular taste, how do galleries survive, adapt, evolve, and thrive? On September 15, 2008, contemporary artist Damien Hirst took an unprecedented risk. Bypassing the normal protocol enforced by his partnering galleries and dealers, Hirst took 223 of his own works to auction at Sotheby’s Auction House (London), resulting in a two-day sale marketed[.....]

The Truth is Out There: Anoka Faruqee at Hosfelt Gallery

Anoka Faruqee‘s current show at Hosfelt Gallery, The Sum is Greater Than Its Parts, is the result of a year-long meditation on the kind of Moiré patterns – the patterns that result from placing one semitransparent object with a repetitive pattern over another – that occur via hyper-proximity to the digital. Faruqee’s paintings are constructed using “comb-like notched trowels” that she pulls through wet paint,[.....]

HELP DESK: Majors and Media

Brad Carlile, One-o, 2011. Photograph (no digital manipulation), 30" x 40"

Welcome to HELP DESK, where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling — or any other activity related to — contemporary art. Together, we’ll sort through some of art’s thornier issues. Email helpdesk@dailyserving.com with your questions. All submissions remain anonymous. HELP DESK is sponsored in part by KQED.org. This week’s column is accompanied by photographs by Brad Carlile, whose work is[.....]

Fan Mail: W3FI

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For this edition of Fan Mail, Denver based CO-LAB has been selected from a group of worthy submissions. 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. Two artists are featured each month—the next one could be you! I remember arriving at college as a bright-eyed freshman and recognizing familiar faces[.....]

Pulling Data: Interview with David Bowen

David Bowen‘s solo exhibition, drift, recently opened at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC. Bowen investigates the intersection of mechanical and organic systems; his practice is driven by an interest in the collection and visualization of data. His materials include simple robotics and electronic components, integrated with natural elements and information systems. Two of Bowen’s kinetic sculptures, Fly Lights and Tele-Present Wind, are currently[.....]

Build Your Own World: The 2010 01SJ Biennial

This weekend, the largest festival of art, technology and digital culture in the United States opens in San Jose, California. The 2010 01SJ Biennial, Build Your Own World, is a multi-disciplinary, multi-venue event that features dozens of projects by artists, designers, engineers, architects, marketers, corporations and citizens during a four day, city wide event. The biennial, which is open from September 16-19, includes exhibitions, performances,[.....]