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Art Review | Oct 15, 2013

Contemporary Attempts at Utopia at the CJM

A three-person exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum presents visions of and attempts towards utopia, formed by group efforts and the artists' compelling work. By Sarah Hotchkiss   

Help Desk | Oct 14, 2013

How to Find Artists

In which our obliging advice columnist provides a gallerist with ideas on how to root out and support that most elusive creature. By Bean Gilsdorf   

Visual Arts | Oct 11, 2013

The Government Shuts Down Art in San Francisco

The government shutdown might seem like fodder for water-cooler jokes until you realize it hurts SF organizations that work on shoestring budgets to bring arts to the community. By Kristin Farr   

Art Review | Oct 06, 2013

'The Illuminated Library' and its Miscellaneous Contents

A thoughtful but patchy exhibit at SF State showcases artist-made books and art about books. By Sarah Hotchkiss   

Event | Oct 05, 2013

Epic Fail: Levi's 'Station to Station' Derails in Oakland

The nation-wide marketing campaign that featured a who's who of contemporary art superstar "participants" went off the tracks last Saturday, crashing into West Oakland and leaving its stranded passengers wondering, "where's the art?" By Christian L. Frock   

Visual Arts | Sep 23, 2013

Ryan McGinley's (Wholesome) Wall of Flesh

McGinley is best known for his photographs in which he brings a team of youthful models into all corners of the American landscape and snaps them, naked in the wild. They run, they jump, they roller skate, they hang from trees. They have a blast. By Glen Helfand   

Visual Arts | Sep 17, 2013

Good Things Require Money: THE THING Quarterly's 'Moment to Moment'

THE THING is a quarterly "publication" designed by guest artists that has taken many forms: from James Franco's switchblade to Miranda July's window shades. With Moment to Moment, the latest edition is in billboard form, providing its own unique take on advertising. By Roula Seikaly   

Art Review | Sep 16, 2013

Seeking SFMOMA's SECA Awards

With SFMOMA closed for renovation, this year's SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) Awards reward the search for the Bay Area's best with visits to some of the region's more interesting locations. By Christian L. Frock   

Help Desk | Sep 16, 2013

Padding the Resume

In which our industrious advice columnist provides tips on what to include and what to leave out of that all-important artist resume. By Bean Gilsdorf   

Visual Arts | Sep 15, 2013

Moving and Shaking: Potrero Art Walk

Last Saturday, September 7, a number of galleries opened the doors to their new digs on Potrero Hill. By Roula Seikaly   

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