Archive | March, 2009

Stephen Kaltenbach @ Verge Gallery

In the late ’60s he mixed Duchampian absurdism with text-based object making to lampoon every myth the art world was manufacturing and refining.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Katy Stone @ Johansson Projects, Oakland

Stone’s complex, multi-layered installations flow across walls in amoeba-like shapes.

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John Yoyogi Fortes @ Skinner/Howard

Fortes’ quasi-expressionist paintings hint at oblique political and personal conundrums.

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Claudia Bernardi @ 40 Acres

When it comes to integrating art and human rights, printmaker/installation artist Claudia Bernardi has few peers.

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Linda Day & Stuart Allen @ JayJay

Linda Day has taken the basic tenets of hard-edge, geometric abstraction and turned them upside down.

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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.

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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?

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