This Swatch of an exhibition, ready-made for hedge-fund consumption, still held plenty to savor. Mark Van Proyen reports.
Archives for July 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.