HIGHLIGHTS FROM ART PAD SF
Guerrero Gallery had the strongest “booth” at the Phoenix Hotel last night by showing a tight few artists who made tapestries of girls puking, taking bong rips and this handcrafted quilt on the bed made from metal tee shirts to form a goat head. The spread, by Ben Venom, came decorated with bleached out pentagram pillows. Very affordable: $3500 quilt, cheaper than a Jessica Ogden...
John Maus … all the time musicians are saying, “I’m not an artist like a painter”. And for me, for first person, we identify artists as those who are aware. Aware of the machinations of systems and defiant of them. It’s not a medium within four walls. Making new statements, taking risks, looking back but looking forward. Otherwise, there’s no point. Everyone...
Thanks goodness for Altman Siegel Gallery SF
One of the director’s for David Zwirner gallery NY opened shop here last year, and the programming’s been a breath of fresh air. The air in there gushes with clarity and a pulse of newness that San Francisco desperately needs. Let’s face it, San Francisco’s “Mission School” hasn’t been shadowed since and the art market’s painting stride hasn’t...