Posts Tagged “Sherrie Levine”

Collection Rotation: Elizabeth Sims

10.07.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Projects/Series

In our regular feature Collection Rotation, a guest selects from SFMOMA’s collection works online. This fall artists with Bay Area ties take over the series. In addition to their rotations, we asked each artist to answer poet Robert Duncan’s request to students in his 1958 Workshop in Basic Techniques and provide us with a set of influences for their work — a “constellation of their genius.” Today, please welcome Elizabeth Sims. To find her map, follow the footnote citations.

Much of my work lately has begun at the point of acceptance... More

75 Reasons to Live: Stephanie Syjuco on Sherrie Levine

06.21.2010  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

Stephanie Syjuco is a San Francisco artist (and former Open Space columnist!).  More Sherrie Levine on our website.

Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? Last January, during SFMOMA’s three day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely shor... More

Four Dialogues 3: In and Against ‘In and Against Collage’

08.27.2009  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

When last I was in New York, the artist Fia Backström and I had a conversation about Sherrie Levine, by way of both “The Pictures Generation, 1974-84″an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, of the early practice of Cindy Sherman,  Richard Prince, Sarah Charlesworth and others — and some thinking I’d done on some of Levine’s works. I planned to return to New York the following month, and we promised to re-engage our converstion then. But my plans changed. So around the date when I’d intended to be in New ... More

Sherrie Levine, In and Against Collage

06.23.2009  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

Displaced and isolated by Levine, however, they become detailed anthropological studies of the scenes they depict – the attenuation of the models’ poses, the baroque architecture of the room, the half-distracted audience, the picture of class and luxury the outfits convey – even as blur, size, rasterization and faint scuffs defy our examination and mark these as mass-media reproductions, images of images. Works in Levine’s signature style – a “rigorously conceptual and coolly aesthetic practice,” as Bishop puts it,... More

One on One: Janet Bishop on Sherrie Levine

06.03.2009  |  By
Filed under: One on One

[Alongside our weekly in-gallery curator “One on One” talks, we post regular ‘one on one’ bits from curators, staff, and public, on a particular work or exhibition they’re interested in. Follow the series here. Today’s post is from curator of painting and sculpture Janet Bishop.]

On the 2nd floor right now we have a ... More