Monica Westin

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle on her exhibition at the Museum of the African Diaspora

November 2015

Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle is an artist and currently a Fulbright fellow in Lagos, Nigeria, where she is working with students and faculty from the University of Lagos on her Kentifrica Project, 2010–, an ongoing piece about a hybrid, contested… READ ON

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Sara Bright

George Lawson Gallery

October 2015

The playful, painterly gestures of Sara Bright’s small movable frescoes at George Lawson Gallery at first belie the artist’s rigorous, post-Minimalist attention to form. Beneath built-up layers of plaster on burlap and wood, the panels … READ ON

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“Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces”

SOMArts

July 2015

Community-focused SOMArts Cultural Center’s comprehensive, museum-quality group show brings together installations and work from dozens of Bay Area artists and artist-run spaces, with archival material and ephemera from historical alternative… READ ON

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Brendan Fowler

CAPITAL

May 2015

The repeated circle patterns that top Brendan Fowler’s two large, layered wall pieces are made with an industrial embroidery machine—the kind that stitches logos onto sports jackets and baseball caps. This process translates the … READ ON

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Miriam Böhm

Ratio 3

April 2015

Miriam Böhm’s elegant, nimble photographs are the result of a recursive process in which she modifies a print through some combination of folding and tilting, then documents the resulting shape. Böhm’s work operates through the tradition… READ ON

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“Comforter”

SFAQ [Project] Space

March 2015

This group show curated by Petra Collins, explicitly organized around the theme of domestic transience, is perfectly sited in a new, raw project space. Juxtaposed with crude fiberboard floors, the work recalls first attempts at personalizing… READ ON

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Matt Keegan

Altman Siegel

February 2015

The wall sculptures and photographs that comprise Matt Keegan’s “And” seem deceptively soft and disarmingly modest. Large C-prints of found machine-made shapes, such as a scrap of rusted and twisted industrial metal in Was (all works … READ ON

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“Landscape: the virtual, the actual, the possible?”

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

December 2014

A collaboration between the YBCA, the Kadist Art Foundation, and the Guangdong Times Museum in Guangzhou, the ambitious group show “Landscape: the virtual, the actual, the possible?” defamiliarizes an influential trope in recent cultural… READ ON

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“Secondhand”

Pier 24

October 2014

In its first several rooms, “Secondhand” appears to embody a diligent curatorial argument about notable trends in contemporary photographic practices surrounding found images, with by canonical work from Richard Prince and John Baldessari,… READ ON

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Lisa Ross

Fotografiska

August 2014

Lisa Ross’s large-scale photographs of found shrines nestled among the sand dunes of the Taklamakan Desert in the Chinese region of Xinjiang waver between landscapes and portraits of their absent creators. Made from branches and fabric … READ ON

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