In the late ’60s he mixed Duchampian absurdism with text-based object making to lampoon every myth the art world was manufacturing and refining.
Archives for March 2009
Cathy Stone @ Limn Gallery, SF
In sculptures and large-scale drawings, Stone pits black against white, gravity against buoyancy and spontaneity against calculation in works that display grace and pugnacity.
David Wetzl @ CSU Stanislaus
Never mind the so-called zeitgeist. Wetzl wants to show how every belief system in human history continues to shape our experience.
Todd Hido @ Stephen Wirtz, SF
Hido’s pictures of rural roads to nowhere put a new spin on the all-American themes of rootlessness and alienation.
Katy Stone @ Johansson Projects, Oakland
Stone’s complex, multi-layered installations flow across walls in amoeba-like shapes.
John Yoyogi Fortes @ Skinner/Howard
Fortes’ quasi-expressionist paintings hint at oblique political and personal conundrums.
Claudia Bernardi @ 40 Acres
When it comes to integrating art and human rights, printmaker/installation artist Claudia Bernardi has few peers.
Linda Day & Stuart Allen @ JayJay
Linda Day has taken the basic tenets of hard-edge, geometric abstraction and turned them upside down.
Profile: Robert Ortbal
Robert Ortbal has created a phantasmagorical universe of objects that play on familiar associations but defy comparisons to any actual terrestrial forms you may know.
Kent Lacin @ Sac State Library Gallery
At the heart of documentary photography lies an epistemological conundrum: What do we know and how do we know it?