Technology has always promised a better tomorrow, and in that context, “Bay Lights” functions as the new sublime. Mark Van Proyen reports.
Archives for March 2013
Conversation 6 @ SF Arts Commission Gallery
This latest exhibition, part of a series of international dialogs, probes the shifting line between the virtual and the real.
Amy Feldman @ Gregory Lind
Her pictures are to painting what Harold Lloyd is to physical comedy: exemplars of the well-executed pratfall, tempting fate, but landing on one’s feet.
Materials Matter @ Seager Gray
Ideas are vital, but without material engagement, you have empty visual rhetoric. Fifteen sculptors convincingly demonstrate this show’s premise.
Lynn Hershman Leeson @ Paule Anglim
The impact of manufactured desire on women has long been the chief concern of this esteemed feminist/new media artist. Her new targets: plastic surgery, sugar and smart phones.
Gutai @ San Francisco Art Institute
In 1954, a little known painter and theorist called on Japanese artists to unleash the human spirit through “the scream of matter itself.” Their works influenced every movement that followed.
Hung Liu @ Mills College Art Museum
“Offerings”, the installation portion of Hung Liu’s upcoming OMCA retrospective, highlights the qualities that have made her one of the Bay Area’s most revered painters.
Pixilated Drift @ Johansson Projects
Works from three artists attempt to capture the visceral connection to technology that’s the lived experience of the post-Internet generation. Rachel Clarke reports.