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Rio Yanez, Art Profile published to Asterisk SF Magazine’s Throwback Issue

In the early 20th century, San Francisco felt the effects of disaster. The earthquake of 1906 left the city with crumbled buildings and widespread devastation throughout the downtown area, so art was probably not on the minds of civil servants and residents trying to recuperate and clean a city in disrepair. Artwork from this period […]

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Art Conceptual Culture Criticism Observations

The Limitations of 140 Characters & Our Communication Culture | In Other Words exhibition @ Intersection for the Arts

I asked a dear friend about her attention span. She was candid in sharing that if 200 characters don’t entice her, you’ve lost her. She is an intelligent woman and I completely trust her opinion. Now, that’s not a lot characters to lure someone in. Yet, it speaks to the culture we live in. Granted, […]

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Photos from The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art of India @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Over the weekend, I visited the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and saw The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art of India exhibition. I found myself making my way back to Sudarshan Shetty’s installation work. Both Untitled pieces (the above from his ‘Saving Skin’ series and the one below from his ‘Stab’ series) intrigued me. […]

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Art Writing and Criticism Performance and Conceptual

Ever After Shotgun Review in Art Practical’s 3.2 Occupy the Art World Issue

Representations of death often tend toward the trite: holograms, star clusters, or gilded gates leading to puffy buoyant clouds, for example. None of these conventional methods of representing death are currently on view at the Chapel of the Chimes, the Julia Morgan–designed crematorium in Oakland, though. Instead, viewers will find more unorthodox artifacts—pop-up children’s books […]

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Time Exhibition @ The Lab

Artists include: Adam Katseff, Eric Larson, Angela Willetts and Todd Anderson, Kevin Seaman, Scott Kildall, Ashley Lauren Saks, Nicole Fein, Surabhi Saraf, Brice Bischoff, Michael Namkung, Yuki Maruyama, Jennifer Campbell, and Leeza Doreian. Curated by: Gail Dawson, Mary Anne Kluth, and Jesse Houlding The Lab is pleased to present Time, a group exhibition addressing the […]

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Conceptual Performance and Conceptual Visual Arts

Photos of Ever After Opening @ Chapel of the Chimes

Ever After, an exhibition curated by curatorial collective, OFFSpace, is one of the most memorable art openings I’ve experienced (ever). The show resides in what most individuals would consider a rather unorthodox and unusual place for an art exhibition – a columbarium. Yes, you read that correctly. This show is in a columbarium. Currently in the process of revising […]