Peter Friedl. Untitled (2007), 2008. Black and white photograph. 55.5 x 74.5 cm
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Peter Friedl. Untitled (2007), 2008. Black and white photograph. 55.5 x 74.5 cm

via hurtbytheword

Tags: Peter Friedl

Will Rogan, Mediums 2, 2010. Paper, wood, beeswax.
Will Rogan’s exhibition, MATRIX 253, will open this weekend at the Berkeley Art Museum. 

The exhibition radiates conceptually from a video he collaborated on with his brother; together they staged and filmed an old white hearse exploding in extreme slow motion. Here the artist transforms the destruction of a universal symbol of death into a transcendental imagistic effect, revealing the usually invisible minutiae of the event. Sculptures and photographs, too, exhibit an inverted state, including a picture of a ruler that measures length from right to left, made by his daughter, and a sculpture of a plastic camera from Time magazine that possesses antipodal features.

Kenneth Baker of The San Francisco Chronicle interviews Rogan about the exhibition. The show opens on April 11 and will be on view through June 29.

Will Rogan, Mediums 2, 2010. Paper, wood, beeswax.

Will Rogan’s exhibition, MATRIX 253, will open this weekend at the Berkeley Art Museum. 

The exhibition radiates conceptually from a video he collaborated on with his brother; together they staged and filmed an old white hearse exploding in extreme slow motion. Here the artist transforms the destruction of a universal symbol of death into a transcendental imagistic effect, revealing the usually invisible minutiae of the event. Sculptures and photographs, too, exhibit an inverted state, including a picture of a ruler that measures length from right to left, made by his daughter, and a sculpture of a plastic camera from Time magazine that possesses antipodal features.

Kenneth Baker of The San Francisco Chronicle interviews Rogan about the exhibition. The show opens on April 11 and will be on view through June 29.

Will Rogan, “Picture the Earth spinning in space,” 2014. 
Will Rogan / MATRIX 253
April 11–June 29, 2014
www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
For Will Rogan’s first solo exhibition in a museum, the artist debuts a new body of work, including photographs, sculpture, and video, that explores various time scales—past, present, and future—as manifested in common objects. In this group of works one finds mystery, banality, finality, and beauty all productively entangled in one another. 

Will Rogan, “Picture the Earth spinning in space,” 2014. 

Will Rogan / MATRIX 253

April 11–June 29, 2014

www.bampfa.berkeley.edu

For Will Rogan’s first solo exhibition in a museum, the artist debuts a new body of work, including photographs, sculpture, and video, that explores various time scales—past, present, and future—as manifested in common objects. In this group of works one finds mystery, banality, finality, and beauty all productively entangled in one another. 

Art 21 presents: Gabriel Orozco conducting a ‘mirror critique’ in which he discusses a student’s work as if it were his own.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOKcC-9ITT4&feature=em-subs_digest

Over the last month, Bay Area artist Alicia McCarthy has been weaving a wall painting “Untitled (for Kadist only)” in Kadist’s office space. This commission follows her recent contribution to SFAI’s Walter and McBean Gallery, and represents a response to the social and spatial habitat of the Kadist Art Foundation. It is on view now; we’re glad to have it around.

Over the last month, Bay Area artist Alicia McCarthy has been weaving a wall painting “Untitled (for Kadist only)” in Kadist’s office space. This commission follows her recent contribution to SFAI’s Walter and McBean Gallery, and represents a response to the social and spatial habitat of the Kadist Art Foundation. It is on view now; we’re glad to have it around.

 Bernard Piffaretti

Bernard Piffaretti

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Works by Larry Sultan and Mike Mendel are currently on view at Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco. The exhibition, recently reviewed in Artforum, features their series Billboards (1973-89) and Evidence (1977). 

Above is Mike Mendel and Constance Lewallen talking about Evidence at Kadist San Francisco in June 2013.

The exhibition at Stephen Wirtz is on view through April 12. 

Ben Rivers, After London, 2013, pencil drawing on paper, 11.8 × 16.5 inches.
Bomb Magazine has published an excellent interview with Ben Rivers, where he speaks about his practice and recent films Two Years at Sea and A Spell to Ward Off Darkness. 
On Saturday, Kadist San Francisco will open A Spell to Ward Off Darkness, a three-channel film installation by Rivers and Ben Russell. The event begins at 5pm. 

Ben Rivers, After London, 2013, pencil drawing on paper, 11.8 × 16.5 inches.

Bomb Magazine has published an excellent interview with Ben Rivers, where he speaks about his practice and recent films Two Years at Sea and A Spell to Ward Off Darkness

On Saturday, Kadist San Francisco will open A Spell to Ward Off Darkness, a three-channel film installation by Rivers and Ben Russell. The event begins at 5pm

movieposteroftheday:

UK quad for TWO YEARS AT SEA (Ben Rivers, UK, 2011)
Designer: Sam Ashby [see also]
Poster Source: Sam Ashby Studio

We are hard at work installing this weekend’s three-channel projection of A Spell To Ward Off Darkness…. its not to be missed.https://www.facebook.com/events/285136041649879/

movieposteroftheday:

UK quad for TWO YEARS AT SEA (Ben Rivers, UK, 2011)

Designer: Sam Ashby [see also]

Poster Source: Sam Ashby Studio

We are hard at work installing this weekend’s three-channel projection of A Spell To Ward Off Darkness…. its not to be missed.https://www.facebook.com/events/285136041649879/

From the KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine Archive: “TALKING TO MACHINES,” Jason Brown and Brody Condon introduced by Dis Magazine: LINK

A text about Ellen Lesperance is up on New American Paintings’s website:
LINK
hijaktaffairs:

ellen lesperance
she stormed the compound singing: “old and strong, she goes on and on, on and on, you can’t kill the spirit, she is like a mountain”, 2009
gouache, graphite on paper, 22 x 29 inches

A text about Ellen Lesperance is up on New American Paintings’s website:

LINK

hijaktaffairs:

ellen lesperance

she stormed the compound singing: “old and strong, she goes on and on, on and on, you can’t kill the spirit, she is like a mountain”, 2009

gouache, graphite on paper, 22 x 29 inches