Bigindicator

Leora Lutz

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On this particular Saturday in May, it’s unusually quiet in the Tenderloin as I walk from BART up Larkin Street. The San Francisco neighborhood is known for its seedy characteristics, its history of vice, homelessness, happy ending massage parlors, strip clubs, dive bars, single occupancy hotels, and social service centers. Today it feels like a level of caring has taken place, with some new businesses now occupying previously vacant storefronts—the rawness is still there, it just doesn’t feel... [more]
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With Incarcerated Artists, Amy M. Ho Transforms Memory into Space   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Bobby Dean Evans Jr., Amy M. Ho at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary August 5th, 2016 - September 29th, 2016
Posted 9/27/16
Visitors enter a dark gallery. As their eyes adjust they find themselves faced with a wooden frame structure occupying almost the entire space. They can walk inside of it or around it. Projected on one wall of the structure is a video of a white, humble room furnished with simple white stools, tables, and shelves. Every fifteen minutes a small origami crane mobile appears near a doorway, then disappears. There is something off-kilter with the objects on screen; they are life-size, yet they seem... [more]
San Francisco is rapidly heading toward becoming a significant global destination for contemporary art. This year alone sees a sizable list of important events and openings: the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has reopened at its new location; SFMOMA will be reopening in May; the Asian Art Museum is expanding with a new addition; Pace gallery will be opening a second location in Palo Alto (aside from the one in nearby Menlo Park) and Gagosian just announced that they will open a... [more]
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The Object of Guns and the Subject of Violence: The American Gun (Art) Show   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Unicode 6.0, Morehshin Allahyari, David Bowen, Micha Cárdenas, Caroline Covington, Joseph DeLappe, Christopher Elliman, Nancy Floyd, Philip Bronson Gann, Vadim Gershman, Tal & Omer Golan, Christopher Head, Charles Krafft, Linda Lighton, Julie Meridian, Joe Miller, Nick Montfort, Lydia Moyer, OMTA, Barbosa Prince, Asa Scheibe, Marnika Shelton, brett stalbaum, Annie Wan, Daniel Wechsler, Cody Wilson, Henry Witecki, Nine Yamamoto-Masson, minoosh zomorodinia at Works/San Jose October 2nd, 2015 - November 15th, 2015
Posted 1/26/16
A report published in September 2015 on stated that Oakland is the third most dangerous city in the United States, following Memphis and Detroit. The Bay Area in general, from the East Bay to the South Bay, is plagued with violence, though the entire nation could use an attitude adjustment—particularly when it comes to gun violence. I live in Oakland, and as can be expected when someone’s town or city is wracked with hostile incidents, there is a tendency to localize fear and pain, to localize... [more]
New York City guides as well. In the last couple of years there has been a rash of displacement and evictions in San Francisco due to the real estate boom. Art non-profits have been particularly impacted by the recent shifts that by and large push out those who cannot afford to pay the exorbitant market share rates, which are in excess of $19,000 per month or more. In October 2014, the city of San Francisco announced a Displacement Mitigation Program to help assist organizations that were... [more]
There have been a lot of articles about the rise of education debt accrued by students in the United States, especially where arts-focused degrees are concerned. Few degrees these days can guarantee employment, regardless of the field, and it is becoming increasingly hard to justify the value of an art degree that has the least hope of creating jobs for its future graduates. Yet grad school admissions skyrocketed shortly after the 2007/08 economic crash, when the stakes for getting a new job... [more]
Sabine Reckewell and Samantha Bittman are two artists that are each working with textiles in the contemporary moment. Using rigorous systems that require a tremendous amount of planning before making and building can begin, both artists have an acute respect for order that enables their work to conjure awe bordering on the inconceivable. Each studied textiles in undergrad, though several generations apart; Reckewell received a BS at UC Davis in 1976, and Bittman a BFA from RISD in 2004.... [more]
Aside from artMRKT, two other art fairs happened in San Francisco this past weekend: StARTup Art Fair and Parking Lot Art Fair. Each attempted to unfold controversial aspects of what it means to gather en masse, and to expose the public to a variety of artists in one place for a concentrated amount of time. The venues missed and seized opportunities, respectively, and each presented their own set of risks surrounding the art fair model.  Parking Lot Art Fair installation view, held at the... [more]
Collecting art as a narcissist hobby is the most virulent kind of collecting, whereas collecting as a means of humble support seems to be the approved model—at least in San Francisco. A recent art panel in the city attempted to discern a difference between San Francisco and Los Angeles collectors. Moderated by LA gallerist Mieke Marple (Night Gallery), the panelists were Sofya Polyakov of Noun Project (LA), Sabrina Buell of Zlot Buell art advisors (SF), Jessica Silverman of Jessica Silverman... [more]
From the Gold Rush to the Psychedelic era, through the tech boom and bust of the 1990s, San Francisco has been a mecca for prospectors, freaks and geeks, and mainstream challengers. But the city's hold on such monikers has been challenged lately, with populations touted as the “best and brightest” flooding in to work for major tech corporations and affecting the cultural landscape. San Francisco is currently in a heightened state of what the Situationists, particularly Guy Debord, referred to... [more]
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Toward Perception of Space   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Miriam Böhm at Ratio 3 March 13th, 2015 - April 25th, 2015
Posted 3/18/15
Arriving at the magic hour before dusk, light poured in from the skylights, casting rectangular shapes with shadow lines on the back wall of the gallery, near an assortment of three stoic yet surprisingly dynamic sculptures on pedestals. The sculpture series—titled is an exciting new direction for Miriam Böhm, whose work has always incorporated multiple planes or three dimensional elements; until now the end result has always been a photograph. There are a total of five photo series plus the... [more]
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Project Journalism Revisited  
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Kireilyn Barber, Matt Burlingame, YaYa Chou, Stacy Elaine Dacheux, Ashely Goldberg, Michael C. Hsiung, Julie Hughes, Elana Kundell, CJ Metzger, Jessica Robbins, Rob Sato, Paige Wery at Gallery Revisited May 10th, 2008 - June 21st, 2008
Posted 4/30/08
On May 10th Stacy Elaine Dacheux will have a "review" of this show posted on our website. [more]