Sunday, December 09, 2012

Shaun Odell at Jack Hanley Gallery

Artist: Shaun Odell
Exhibition Title: Ruined
Exhibition Dates: December 13, 2012 - January 20, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 13, 6-8 pm
Address: 327 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002

Wish I was in New York to catch this. I love Odell's references to geologic shapes and textures.   His work in this show takes images of that which is naturally existing and uses man made techniques to alter it almost like a collage.  I like the juxtaposition of this technique and his process.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Tony Oursler at Gallery Paule Anglim

"The characters interact as though they embody poetically layered patterns of thought. Each of these works is a contemplation on human relationships and the implicit existential struggle;  I invite the viewer to lean in and decipher the shouts and murmurs as these relationships unfold. I hope they recognize a few of these situations."  - Tony Oursler

Exhibition Dates: May 2 - June 2, 2012
Address: 14 Geary Street | San Francisco, CA 94108

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inspired by "This Is Something Else"

I've been playing around with Photoshop Touch to manipulate some photographs I took with my iPad. These are very silly and teenage-like but all that aside I get to make art without getting dirty or setting up a studio. I wanted to make neon hazy images, similar to those I've seen on Natalie Wood's blog Something Else. Granted my works aren't gallery worthy but they make me happy.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Yokonori Stone

Artist: Yokonori Stone
Gallery: Ever Gold
Exhibition Dates: April 5 - 26th 2012

This exhibition is especially comical and endearing to me as one who once wrote reviews for Alan Bamburger, spent evenings talking about art with Ron Turner and worked in a gallery that sold Barry McGee pieces. One does have to wonder if people will come to see her work because they are familiar with the subjects or out of interest in her spin on San Francisco's pseudo art celebs. My association with the subjects portrayed in her paintings was the initial draw and maybe that's enough right now.

Monday, March 26, 2012


Artist: Jonathan Runcio
Gallery: Ratio 3
Diazo blueprint
36 x 24 inches

Runcio's pieces for Blue Turns to Grey exhibit allude to architectural structures while incorporating all the classic art elements. It's as though a few of the prints and sculptures are of objects found within the three "Untitled"(Message) pieces. Maybe the artist is familiar with and holds several old memories of the house pictured in "Untitled" (Message). Using that strong memory he made the sculptures and other prints in effort to extract key structural features from the house.