Archive | April, 2011

Leonardo Drew @ Anthony Meier Fine Art

With ravages to the urban landscape imprinted on our collection imagination, Drew’s work seems harrowing in its timeliness.

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David Maisel @ Haines Gallery

Using X-rays from the archives of the Asian Art Museum as source material, Maisel explores the ghostly space between the purposeful document and the otherworldly trace.

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SF to China: Free Ai Weiwei

Ai’s detention, says protest organizer, is about making sure uprisings the Middle East aren’t repeated in China. Ai, the government vows, “will pay a special price.”

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Song Dong @ YBCA

In “Waste Not” “everything is well ordered but dead, like the clothing, rings, and eyeglasses gathered from the doomed in a death camp,” reports Jeff Kelley. “The only duty left is to archive, and the only remaining utility is to remember.

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Deborah Oropallo @ Gallery 16

In the gender-confused universe of Deborah Oropallo, nothing is real and everything is permitted. Her reworking of Internet images suits an era in which personal identity is reinvented on-the-fly.

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Bolles & Westerhout @ SFMOMA Artists Gallery

The success of this unlikely pairing shows what can happen when inspired curatorial vision bridges the divide we sometimes erect between media.

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