THE CRADLE

Anna Atkins, Asplenium radicans , ca. 1850 In July, just before the beginning of hurricane season, Open Space managing editor Gordon...

ROCKY RIVERA'S DEFINITION OF LOVE

Rocky Rivera at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. All photos: Pendarvis Harshaw. For the next few months, I'll be doing audio interviews...

 
 
 
Rethink: Web

RETHINK: WEB

Graphic: Omar Mohammad. When we struggle to explain the inherent qualities of a medium, we tend to defer to analogies and metaphors....

The Poetry Brothel Problem

THE POETRY BROTHEL PROBLEM

Joseph Liatela, Untitled XI , 2016. Courtesy of the artist. A couple years ago The Third Thing , my messy feminist performance art...

 
 
 
A Film About Bleeding, Composed of Previously Discarded Fragments

A FILM ABOUT BLEEDING, COMPOSED OF PREVIOUSLY DISCARDED FRAGMENTS

Author's note: Significant trigger warnings for sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, and sexual abuse by a medical practitioner. My...

Sego Lily

SEGO LILY

I am Mandan and Hidatsa from the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in Western ND, as well as German from Eastern ND. Fort Berthold is...

 
 
 
With Regard to Cleveland

WITH REGARD TO CLEVELAND

I begin by thanking: Kat Burdine , Lauren Davies , Elizabeth Emery , Sarah Kabot , Amanda King , Kelley O'Brien , Jessica Pinsky ,...

What the Foundation Looks Like: Tom Duff and Tim Perkis in Conversation

WHAT THE FOUNDATION LOOKS LIKE: TOM DUFF AND TIM PERKIS IN CONVERSATION

Tom Duff programming on a sound stage at Kerner Boulevard in San Rafael. I met Tom Duff in his living room a few years ago. I was...

 
 
 
The Detroit Undercommons

THE DETROIT UNDERCOMMONS

All photos: Taylor Renee Aldridge. they had this thing about darkness. the bottom of the ocean, outer space. they were afraid of it,...

Art in the Time of Art-Washing

ART IN THE TIME OF ART-WASHING

A public gathers for Dirty Looks On Location's presentation of All the Films of Xandra Ibarra at Redz Angelz Bar in Boyle Heights....

 
 
 
Plastic Bay

PLASTIC BAY

October 25, 2015 Middle Harbor Shoreline Park at the Port of Oakland, four years after cops raid Occupy Oakland. It's overcast and...

 
 
 
Featured Organization: LAND AND SEA

FEATURED ORGANIZATION: LAND AND SEA

Cedar Sigo and Frank Haines' book release performance at LAND AND SEA, March 4, 2017. All photos: Chris Duncan. When was LAND AND...

KAREN SENEFERU'S DEFINITION OF LOVE

Karen Seneferu posted on her old-school ride, sunglasses on and chilling in style. All photos: Pendarvis Harshaw. For the next few...

 
 
 
Everything flows

EVERYTHING FLOWS

Click any image to enlarge. Timothy Morton. The Ecological Thought . Harry Dodge. The River of the Mother of God . Paul B. Preciado....

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 as...

 
 
 
Columnists in Residence: Fall 2018

COLUMNISTS IN RESIDENCE: FALL 2018

Our Fall 2018 columnists in residence are artist, writer, and reproductive justice activist Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta , journalist and...

There are no ideas in poetry

THERE ARE NO IDEAS IN POETRY

Painting is made of a variety of languages yet no singular language is used. At a certain point nothing can be used. At another point...

 
 
 
Decolonizing the Orchestra: Sarah Cargill & Kelly Lovemonster in Conversation

DECOLONIZING THE ORCHESTRA: SARAH CARGILL & KELLY LOVEMONSTER IN CONVERSATION

All photos from But Tell Me What It Feels Like at SOMArts Cultural Center, May 4, 2018, unless otherwise noted. Above: Leviathe, Tendercunt...

Amitié: Meret Oppenheim's Miss Gardenia

AMITIÉ: MERET OPPENHEIM'S MISS GARDENIA

Meret Oppenheim, Miss Gardenia , 1962 A small object can pull you toward it like a magnet. I'm partial to the experience of seeing...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Into the Past

Into the Past

8 x 8 inches oil on raymar panelplein air Oakland, Oregon Umpqua Valley Arts AssociationSeptember paint out Roseburg, Oregon Read more ...

Day 1. Black and white challenge

Day 1. Black and white challenge

This morning, as I am preparing a long progressive blog piece on a 24 x 18 painting I did last week, I received an invitation on Facebook to participate in a week long black... Read more ...

REFLECTIONS IN WATER by TOM BROWN

REFLECTIONS IN WATER by TOM BROWN

This 11x14 inch oil painting on canvas is available here. I also have a number of eBook tutorials on oil painting available here . Tom Brown tombrownstudio gmail.com Read more ...

Honeydew melon pineapple still life painting fruit daily painting a day

Honeydew melon pineapple still life painting fruit daily painting a day

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Original still life with apples and orange

Original still life with apples and orange

This as an older small still life that I just re-touched, what I usually do is add a layer of linseed oil all over the dried painting and bring life and color to an old... Read more ...

White lippy, blue dress

White lippy, blue dress

Acrylic and acrylic gouache on paper 11" x 11" Read more ...

Abstract Still Life, Contemporary Art, Abstract,Expressionism, Studio 9 Fine...

Abstract Still Life, Contemporary Art, Abstract,Expressionism, Studio 9 Fine Art "Viennese Dream" by International Abstract Artist Amanda Saint Claire

Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting 36"x24" Oil on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Painting Wisdom from Jill Carver

Painting Wisdom from Jill Carver

6x8" Oil - field study The scene I was painting. I just got back from a fantastic 5 day plein air workshop in Texas with Jill Carver . I have taken workshops with some super... Read more ...

Portrait of a Model. 13116, 14 x 14 by Candy Barr

Portrait of a Model. 13116, 14 x 14 by Candy Barr

14 x 14 inches Oil on birch panel Read more ...

Peony flower original oil painting

Peony flower original oil painting

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