“DeFeo”, a prelude to the artist’s 2012 retrospective at SFMOMA, is a show of mostly small works that offer insight into the artist’s remarkable mind.
Archives for September 2011
Gale Antokal @ Patricia Sweetow
Her lucid-dream drawings appear to be anodyne at first glance. But they’re not. Look closely and shudder as you see yourself inside of them.
Michele Pred @ Jack Fischer
Michele Pred takes objects confiscated by security personnel at San Francisco Airport and turns them into assemblages that bring us face to face with the security state we have become.
Terry Allen @ Paule Anglim
If “talking about art is like trying to French kiss over the telephone,” then what is making art about Antonin Artaud like? Ben Marks looks at Allen’s take on the celebrated French poet.
Jimi Gleason @ Toomey Tourell
Gleason continues to stretch the limits of abstract painting, this time by applying acid-etched molten silver to canvases that range in mood from lyrical to post-apocalyptic.