Emma’s sketches for the mural.
There is something so magical about seeing how artists work and what their thought process is during creation.
The art: Richard Serra, Gutter Corner Splash: Night Shift, 1969/1995
The challenge: It’s lead. “For lead in general, it’s plastic and blankets. You want to touch it as little as possible. The piece is so big, we left it in place and built a wall entombing it so it doesn’t get damaged in construction.”
Great article about the SFMOMA move. I kind of love the idea that Splash is going to be silently trapped in the museum for 3 years all alone.
Officially my new favorite photographer.
The Conundrum of Finding Artists
It seems silly to be straining to find artists for the next show I’ll be curating independently. I’m so use to being part of an established gallery with a conventional amount of space and a large list of potential artists. With such a large stable, we always have a bank of great, talented artists to pull from.
But now I find myself still months away from first show in the space, looking forward to the next one and thinking to myself, “Who the hell am I going to show?” The August/September show is one I’ve been working on in my head for years, so there is a reasonable amount of groundwork that has already been taken care of. Now the challenge is to find something that I’m just as excited about, that is just as fitting for this large and challenging space.
I’m hesitant to put out a cattle call, because that inherently comes with a plethora of work that I’m not going to be interested in showing. Although I’m sure there would be plenty of work that would be good, the idea of wading through an already inundated inbox does not sound like fun. Despite that, I think asking the tumblr-sphere for suggestions might be interesting.
I think I just found my new favorite photographer.
Hung Liu. The Server, 2013. Oil on canvas. 72x72 in. #artfair #artmrkt (at Fort Mason Center)
Love how much attention Hung had been getting lately. She’s an incredible artist and an even more incredible person. I feel terribly lucky to get to spend time with her occasionally.
@dashasayshi the mural is coming along
More progress on the mural
One of my favorite Esther Traugot pieces off to its new home #art #crochet #branch #artMRKT #work #ChandraCerritoContemporary @ccc_art_
#favorite from #artPad #SF #art #fair weekend #thisiswhywecanthavenicethings #painting #cheeky
Collaged #denim at #RedTruckGallery #NewOrleans #artmrkt #art
David Allan Peters incised acrylic on panel @artMRKTSF #art #work #topography #color #favorite
A few favorites from @artMRKTSF Ethan Worden at #SwarmGallery #goldleaf #mirror #etching #art #work #artmrkt
Great weekend at @artMRKTsf Esther Traugot (left) crocheted branch and eggs and Randy Colosky (right) shotgun gold leaf snowflake #art #fair #reddots #work