Monica Westin

Sam Contis

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

June 2017

Sam Contis’s photographs of Deep Springs College, one of the last all-male liberal arts colleges in the United States, fragment and shroud their ardent subjects. Located in a remote desert near the California-Nevada border, Deep Springs is … READ ON


Tosha Stimage

City Limits

June 2017

Tosha Stimage stages an analytical memorial of black mourning to address the loss of both life and meaning that accompany death turned into spectacle.  The language of flowers offers an entryway into the artist’s system: Her diptych painting… READ ON


“Lives Between”

KADIST | San Francisco

April 2017

This intricately composed show of work by international artists living between two places is deeply self-reflective about the ways that human habitation is fundamentally shifting before our eyes. The nomadic art world is a relatively privileged… READ ON


David Ireland and Virginia Overton

500 Capp Street, the David Ireland House

March 2017

In 1987, Bay Area Conceptualist David Ireland focused a talk at the San Francisco Art Institute on Giacometti’s concept of the “disagreeable object,” a term the surrealist artist had used to refer to a group of his small, ugly sculptures that… READ ON


Anouk Kruithof

Casemore Kirkeby

February 2017

Anouk Kruithof’s first solo exhibition in the United States comprises a tongue-in-cheek body of work, ranging from photographic tableaux to blobby, photo-sculptural hybrids that complicate the relationship between form, content, and … READ ON


Stefanie Victor and Christopher Garrett


September 2016

Stefanie Victor and Christopher Garrett’s show comprises a study in restraint and bodily intimacy that is disarmingly delicate in physical scale. Using a shared language of personal ornamentation in their approaches to formal in-between … READ ON


Laura Owens

The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

June 2016

Categorizing the titular ten works of Laura Owens’s current exhibition is an exercise in frustration—intentionally so. Blurring the boundaries among installation, mural, and painting, Owens covers the gallery walls with nonrepeating handmade… READ ON


Pablo Dávila

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

June 2016

Pablo Dávila investigates our perceptions of space and time by translating the form of musical phasing across media. Phasing in music, which occurs when two instruments are played together at different tempos and so shift in and out of sync,… READ ON


Anthony Discenza

Catharine Clark Gallery

March 2016

Anthony Discenza’s meta-exhibition takes up the literary trope of framing devices and translates it into a problem of material information. The conceit of the show is an artist named Anthony Discenza attempting to curate an exhibition based… READ ON


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