Artist Leslie Shows on Arthur Dove’s Silver Ball No. 2 (1930). “I love the literalness of using metallic silver paint to depict a silver ball … yet he also uses this silver paint in the atmosphere around the silver ball, so the silver depicts not only silver but depicts the luminousness of moonlight, luminousness of the atmosphere... More
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Jennifer Sonderby is SFMOMA’s head of graphic design. Jennifer’s talking about Leslie Shows’s painting Two Ways to Organize (2006), and how she decided to put it on the cover of the (massive) anniversary catalogue, 75 Years of Looking Forward. Many thanks to Jen for a fantastic talk, and equanimity in an extremely noisy, crowded g... More
In January, at the opening of the Anniversary Show at SFMOMA, artist Colter Jacobsen and I found ourselves standing in the doorway of the SECA/Mission School room, which was kind of comical since Colter himself is frequently associated with the Mission School. Well, maybe not “comical.” Maybe “awkward” or “ironic” would be better. I pointed to the signage and said, “I guess the Mission School is official.” Colter nodded toward the Barry McGee assemblage bulging from the wall and said, “Yes, it’s pregnant and giving birth ... More
[Five questions to SFMOMA visitors, artists, staff, or guests.]
Name/Place of Residence/Occupation/Hobby?
My name is Rebekah. I am an optician and I live in Noe Valley with my husband Adam. My hobby is—a couple of things: I like playing with the dog, Oliver, and then I also make music with my husband, Adam.
My name is Adam and I live in San Franc... More
In collaboration with Happenstand, last summer I compiled a provisional list of some of the most important living artists in the SF Bay Area to share with curator friends abroad and those visiting. It includes artists who have realized exhibitions at museums, solo shows at galleries, and experience outside California and in most cases the US. In other words it’s an attempt at a quantitative rather than qualitative survey. We called it Stance both as a play on the name Happenstand and the idea of taking a stance. Using the Stance artists a... More