It took me years to find JoAnn Low, but it was worth the wait. Writing the life of Jack Spicer, ... More
For the next few months, I’ll be doing audio interviews with mothers who are artists, asking them for their definition ... More
A People’s History of Trash: On Rejecting Anti-Blackness In the Most Racist City You’ve Ever Lived In
Perhaps you know what I affectionately refer to as trash as the precariat: that portmanteau of “precarious” and “proletariat.” Or ... More
I walk up Twin Peaks to put myself between the ocean and the bay. The elevation bisects San Francisco, and ... More
The little city by the bay. Home to the Irish coffee and the fortune cookie. Where summer exists in September, ... More
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The 3.9 Art Collective is an association of African American artists, curators, and art writers who live in San Francisco, ... More
This five-part series — named after a section of composer Lou Harrison‘s (1917-2003) Rhymes With Silver — pairs an image of San Francisco from the SFMOMA Collection with a piece of music also created in or indebted to the Bay Area at large. Subjectively construed, open to intimacy and conflict, these selections are fleeting studies in aural-geographic-temporal synonymy and disjunction. They’re also intended for the weekend, toward whatever end/opening.
“Nothing That Meets the Eye” is a series of essays in which I think through the aesthetic and affective fallout of some of the odder, ubiquitous, and more stubborn byproducts of our culture of copies, reproductions, and fakes. “Taste has no system and no proofs,” writes Susan Sontag at the outset of “Notes on Camp” (1964). “Any sensibility which can be crammed into the mold of a system, or handled with the rough tools of proof, is no longer a sensibility at all. It has hardened into an idea . . .”
This brief, five-part series — named after a section of composer Lou Harrison‘s (1917-2003) Rhymes With Silver — pairs an image of San Francisco from the SFMOMA Collection with a piece of music also created in or indebted to the Bay Area at large.
This text appeared originally in Fillip 3, in slightly longer form: At the Lobby Gallery, Erica Stocking exhibited Single Room ... More
In tribute to Mel Henderson (November 10, 1922–October 4, 2013). “I’ve been involving myself with the landscape of San Francisco ... More