Thursday, March 20, 2008

James Gobel at Marx & Zavattero

Artist: James Gobel
Gallery: Marx & Zavattero
Address: 77 Geary St.
Exhibit Dates: February 14 - March 29, 2008

This month Artforum covered James Gobel's exhibit, "Bear Hunting," at Marx & Zavattero. You can read the review here.

I had a great summer working at the old Fifes in Guerneville, CA, during Lazy Bear weekend 2007. Constant party, high energy, folks happy to be alive and on vacation.

In processing this exhibit, I found interesting the point Ken Pratt brought up that, "the artist seems to be fully cognizant that the promise of community has been replaced with a form of corporal capitalism." Community is something that continues to become more valuable in my life and capitalism, a market that is never satisfied.

Apart from the social statements Gobel makes through his work, I appreciate his use of multiple mediums such as acrylic felt, wool felt, and yarn.

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