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Real Time Space Studios Artist Talk with special guest speaker Heather Dewey-Hagborg

I’m excited to give an artist talk over at Real Time Space Studios. I’m currently working on a text-based artwork about genomic research, informed consent, and contemporary science. It’s going to be extra special considering one of my favorite people will be giving an artist talk as well – Heather Dewey-Hagborg! Please join me on […]

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Art Observations

First Oakland Art Murmur 2013!

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Art Art and Technology Culture Criticism Film Interactive / Participatory Art Observations Photography Social Networking Theory Video

Question Bridge: Black Males Exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California

The opening of Question Bridge: Black Males (2011), a new-media work by Chris Johnson and Hank Willis, is a timely response to events like Trayvon Martin’s death and the Oscar Grant case. By mimicking a roundtable discussion, Question Bridge excavates and delves into issues around the notion of the African American male, forcing participants and viewers across the […]

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Art Writing and Criticism Culture Criticism Curatorial Practice Observations Painting Photography Visual Arts

In the Currents Review in Art Practical’s 3.14 Issue Sidesplitting

It has been too long since my last Shotgun Review for Art Practical! I wrote about In the Current show, which showcases some phenomenal Iranian artists! Below, you will find my write-up. Please enjoy and I highly recommend stopping by the exhibit. Enjoy! *          *          *   […]

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Art Performance and Conceptual

Photos of Ever After Exhibition Closing @ Chapel of the Chimes

In early October, I wrote a Shotgun Review for Art Practical on the opening of the Ever After exhibition at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. Over the weekend, I attended the closing exhibition, which included some wonderful performance pieces. Admittedly, I’m not the biggest fan of performance art but when it’s done well, […]

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Art Performance and Conceptual

Paolo Sambrano, Writer and Solo Performer

We’ve all got our own ways of dealing with pain and suffering but there’s a way of expressing those emotions to the world in a productive way. One way is on the stage as a solo performer BUT it’s got to be done well to be authentic. It was a real treat to see Paolo Sambrano combine poignant […]