Archive | July, 2011

Swiss Mix: The 54th Venice Biennial

This Swatch of an exhibition, ready-made for hedge-fund consumption, still held plenty to savor. Mark Van Proyen reports.

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Don Ed Hardy @ SFMOMA Artists Gallery

Mixing motifs from Japanese woodblock prints and late 20th century pop culture, Hardy, a career tattooist, returns to his fine art roots.

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Justin Amrhein @ Michael Rosenthal

When the government failed to produce evidence of WMDs, Justin Amrhein created his own, in schematic drawings that mix the real and the absurd.

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Big A%# Sculpture @ Rena Bransten

Large-scale works from iconic artists and an installation that activates powerful oppositions makes “Big A%# Sculpture” a must-see summer show.

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Castaneda + Reiman @ Baer Ridgway

Can thrift-store landscape paintings be re-deployed to say something that’s not kitschy or condescending? After 20 years, this duo is still counting the ways.

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