The personal, sexual, and bodily evocations of Stella Zhang prove that in some quarters of San Francisco, a woman’s sexuality can still be a potent and contentious statement. Lia Wilson reports on what made CCC’s administrators so nervous on opening night.
Archives for May 2010
William Eggleston @ Krowswork
Peter Schjeldahl named Eggleston “one of the great Romantic originals of camerawork.” His sole video effort, “Stranded in Canton”, was shot with a Sony Portapak, and the result, is a manic home movie that mixes distance and drunken intimacy in equal parts.
Hung Liu @ Rena Bransten
Unike the elegiac, rivulet-stained oil paintings of 19th century and pre-Revolutionary women that, for decades, Hung Liu has been painting from period photos, her latest series, “Drawings from Life and Death” carries a different kind of load: the weight of mortality
Ai Weiwei @ Haines
Is Ai Weiwei the plucky, disciplined Horatio Alger of the art world or its lucky, virtuous Oliver Twist?? Despite a harrowing life story that surpasses even Charles Dickens’ novels for melodramatic reversals of fate, Ai now enjoys global art world celebrity