Posts by Alex Bigman
There's only one way to visit artMRKT and ArtPadSF: Limit your itinerary to a handful of promising galleries and spend time with the art and gallerists in them.
As though to prepare us for the upcoming art onslaught that is ArtPad SF and ArtMRKT, an unusually great number of galleries open their doors this week with new shows.
Pop culture, photography, and more are currently on display in the City.
There are 1,440 minutes in a day, and several times that many clips in The Clock, Christian Marclay's epic, 24-hour-long video collage of film segments that each in some way reference an exact time of day, drawn out to align with real time.
It certainly feels like spring in the SF art world this week, with internationally renowned color fiend Markus Linnenbrink showing a brilliant batch of new work at Patricia Sweetow Gallery, and big-league art dealer George Krevsky hosting his annual tribute to the start of baseball season.
Christian Marclay's lesser known photography bent, a full-scale house of cardboard, unpredictable robotic sculptures and a sustained look at The Gathering of the Juggalos are all on the art agenda for this week. Curiosity? It's most certainly piqued.
“I feel like the world is a place I bought a ticket to,” the photographer Garry Winogrand is quoted saying in Garry Winogrand, now at SFMOMA.
Four gallery exhibitions stand out this week in San Francisco; they present work in ink, of flowers, about time and wielding text.
Eye Level in Iraq, a collection of photographs documenting the US-led invasion of Iraq and its aftermath, is one of the most compelling exhibitions the De Young Museum's young photography department has shown.
This week's art openings within the gallery circuit and the San Francisco Arts Commission showcase local and international artists alike, in places prompting conversation between them.