HOLDING SPACE

Holding Space is a sonic portrait honoring places in Oakland that I return to for their familiarity. These locations have acted as...

We've Seen Too Much

WE'VE SEEN TOO MUCH

I saw Susan Meiselas give a lecture the other day. I return to her work often because it feels layered and processual. It's clear how...

 
 
 
Sunrise on Alcatraz

SUNRISE ON ALCATRAZ

LaNada War Jack, Sunrise on Alcatraz , 1970 After the genocide and treaty-making period ended in 1871, Congress mandated that Native...

Salvage and Recuperation

SALVAGE AND RECUPERATION

Jess, The Enamord Mage: Translation 6 , 1965. © The Jess Collins Trust, used by permission. The 1890s Victorian at 3267 20 th Street...

 
 
 
Night falls slowly inside a photograph

NIGHT FALLS SLOWLY INSIDE A PHOTOGRAPH

The ethical, emotional and aesthetic have no separation Abbas Ackhavan's work. In hospitable and humorous ways, his installations make...

For Kevin

FOR KEVIN

Kevin Killian at Jack Spicer's grave. Kevin Killian was everywhere at once in this town. There have been several lovely collage portraits...

 
 
 
Coda

CODA

Exhaust fumes. Fruitless minutes spent searching for a parking spot. And then later, inevitably, more time trying to remember where...

His Unbelievable Heart

HIS UNBELIEVABLE HEART

Kevin and I acting in The Date , a play written by me and Sara Larsen. Sara and I played Janis Joplin and Charles Olson, respectively,...

 
 
 

ICONIC IMAGES

Lewis Watts, Mural of Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg , 2015 A trip to the City. We are going to Minnesota Street to see photo portraits...

Tea and Sympathy

TEA AND SYMPATHY

To really take you to the San Francisco celebration of Kevin Killian, we'd need a ready-for-Hollywood script and a team of Lifetime's...

 
 
 
Cityscapes

CITYSCAPES

Cityscape show at Creativity Explored. Isaac Haney-Owens is a local artist and the curator of Cityscape , a show of metropolitan visions...

Introduction to Pathways

INTRODUCTION TO PATHWAYS

Sample sketch for Pathways I have been going to the woods behind my parents house since I was five years old. The woods are where I...

 
 
 
Holding Shape: On Bella Lewitzky

HOLDING SHAPE: ON BELLA LEWITZKY

Bella Lewitzky. Lewitzky Dance Company records, University of Southern California. As I write this in mid-July of 2019, choreographer...

Dear Reader

DEAR READER

Click any image to enlarge. “My work dwells within the unknown instead of being limited by it” in the paste-up above is a direct quote...

 
 
 
Against Empathy

AGAINST EMPATHY

Easter's date is not fixed, but this year it fell on April 21 - coinciding with devastating attacks on hotels and Christian churches...

Sharon Tate's Favorite Photographer

SHARON TATE'S FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER

Sharon Tate, ca. late 1960s. © Shahrokh Hatami; courtesy San Francisco Art Exchange LLC. The recent anniversary of Sharon Tate's murder...

 
 
 

CHANNEL SURFING ON 9/11

Everyone has a story. If the subject comes up, as it often does around September 11, it usually follows a similar trajectory. Hushed...

The Centennials of Robert Duncan

THE CENTENNIALS OF ROBERT DUNCAN

All images: Artwork by Robert Duncan on display at the Jess-Kael House in Berkeley, CA. Duncan image permission provided by the Jess...

 
 
 
With a Gleaning Eye. Agnès Varda in the Bay Area

WITH A GLEANING EYE. AGNÈS VARDA IN THE BAY AREA

Agnès Varda in The Gleaners and I , 2000. The task is to transform society; only the people can do that - not heroes, not celebrities,...

 
 
 



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 ...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media,“For This Day” by Texas Contemporary Artist...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media,“For This Day” by Texas Contemporary Artist Sharon Whisnand

20"x16"x1.5 Acrylic and Pastels on Canvas/Framed Read more ...

Figurative Art Painting Colorful Paintings, Violin, Music Art “The Recital“...

Figurative Art Painting Colorful Paintings, Violin, Music Art “The Recital“ By Texas Artist Debra Hurd

30"x30" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Sold Commissions welcome. Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media, Abstract Art Painting “Free Flight: Which...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media, Abstract Art Painting “Free Flight: Which Way?” by Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

A butterfly floats freely over an abstract landscape, enjoying the iridescent hills, valleys, and textures. Framed in an espresso floater frame to accent the look. 18"x"14... Read more ...

Contemporary Mixed Media Art Painting, "Note to Self" by Intuitive Artist...

Contemporary Mixed Media Art Painting, "Note to Self" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

12"x12" Mixed Media on Paper/Available $100.00 Read more ...

Contemporary Southwest Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting, Patinas...

Contemporary Southwest Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting, Patinas "Mountain" by Arizona Contemporary Artist Pat Stacy

I love the contrasts, textures, and colors of this contemporary Mountain. It also looks great horizontally, and I have gently signed it both ways. The painting is done over... Read more ...

Banksy's Gross Domestic Product Ecommerce Store Launches with Line of...

Banksy's Gross Domestic Product Ecommerce Store Launches with Line of Sardonic Homewares

As we recently reported , Banksy debuted a dystopian homewares store on October 1, 2019. Making good on his promise to open an online platform to purchase goods displayed in... Read more ...

Mark Webster - Art Deco Portrait Oil and Acrylic Painting

Mark Webster - Art Deco Portrait Oil and Acrylic Painting

Mark Webster - Art Deco Portrait Oil and Acrylic Painting. This painting was inspired by Tamara de Lempicka. One of my favorite artists. 24x18" Acrylic on Canvas. Check... Read more ...

Vibrant Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil...

Vibrant Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Sunlit Glade” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Painting knives were chosen to apply bold colors that express the dichotomy of this meadow... bright, warm sunshine contrasted by deep chilly shadows just a few feet away. Now... Read more ...

Photoshop tutorial: Using the clone stamp to create a surrealistic pizza

Photoshop tutorial: Using the clone stamp to create a surrealistic pizza

For this tutorial you will need a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. We will be using the program Adobe Photoshop. You will also need to download the project files below... Read more ...

Photos of Four New Tamron Lenses for Sony E-Mount Leaked

Photos of Four New Tamron Lenses for Sony E-Mount Leaked

Tamron is days away from officially expanding its E-Mount lens lineup, and we now have our first leaked images of the four lenses in question: the 70-180mm f/2.8, 20mm f/2.8... Read more ...