Visual Arts | Jan 15, 2013
Ranging from storefronts to apartments, stairwells to street-facing windows, these nine experimental art spaces demonstrate how art can be found just about anywhere in the Bay Area. By Christian L. Frock
Visual Arts | Jan 13, 2013
Learn to draw a 4-panel comic with Oakland artist Thien Pham. By Kristin Farr
Help Desk | Jan 07, 2013
In which our intrepid advice columnist dives once more into the fray of gallery representation. By Bean Gilsdorf
Art Review | Jan 02, 2013
A super affordable book full of Mel Kadel’s artwork, It Rained All Day, illustrates a new track by ((SOUNDER)) on vinyl, which is tucked into the back. By Kristin Farr
Visual Arts | Jan 01, 2013
Ten of the exhibitions that prove 2013 is already shaping up to be a good year. By Christian L. Frock
Visual Arts | Dec 26, 2012
The strength of the Bay Area arts community lies in its willingness to embrace experimental ideas. No other community in the world has as many alternative spaces and experimental platforms for contemporary art. Here are but a few of the many compelling projects and exhibitions from 2012. By Christian L. Frock
Visual Arts | Dec 23, 2012
View this funny guide to proper museum behavior, produced by KQED with the de Young Museum and the Bay Area Video Coalition's youth production company, The Factory. By Kristin Farr
Art Review | Dec 20, 2012
Through sculpture, video, and photographic work, Lindsey White stages an engaging exhibition of puzzles, loops, and lighthearted gags. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Art Review | Dec 18, 2012
The pairing of Jasper Johns and Jay DeFeo at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, now through February 3, 2013, offers a unique opportunity to ponder the wildly different paths and fortunes of two artists from the same era. By Ben Marks
Help Desk | Dec 10, 2012
In which our thrifty advice columnist recommends useful gifts for art lovers. By Bean Gilsdorf
Art & Design
Giuseppe Arcimboldo was a 16th-century artist who liked to play with his food, transforming it into the building blocks of many of his fantastical portraits. Artist Philip Haas has taken those portraits out of museums, reinterpreting them as colossal statues that interact with the natural environment.
A dropped cigarette butt, a chewed-up piece of gum, a stray hair. Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg uses DNA from trash she's picked up around New York City to generate 3-D portraits of those who left it behind.
The stencil of a young boy sewing the Union Jack is the centerpiece of an exhibition in London, after which it will head to the U.S. where it is to be part of a private collection. Organizers say Slave Labour is not being put up for sale, but residents of the London neighborhood from which it disappeared want it back.
The work of the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer has long puzzled the art world. Some of his pieces just don't quite fit. They're a little off. What gives? Author Benjamin Binstock has an idea, an idea that commentator Alva Noë finds appealing.
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