Archive | July, 2009

Ursula Schneider @ Braunstein/Quay

Using double images that simultaneously appear right side up and upside down, Schneider’s paintings activate our impulse to separate the actual from the ephemeral.

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Decline and Fall @ Rena Bransten

Every hierachy you can think of, from modes of artistic representation to gender roles, is being demolished and rebuilt. “Decline and Fall” offers a sneak preview.

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Nigel Poor @ Haines Gallery, SF + Interview

Photographer Nigel Poor operates on the principle that the smallest, seemingly most mundane items are the very things that reveal the most about how we live and what we value.

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Robert Frank @ SFMOMA

Robert Frank undermined “straight photography” with a bold, highly subjective approach that challenged “objective” reporting and nudged documentary photography toward fine art.

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