ruth marten makes really smart artworks drawing on antique etchings. i mean that figuratively — in that her work is inspired by the imagery of the old prints she gets in flea markets… Read More
a friend has done a beautiful installation in his library, juxtaposing lordy rodriguez’s “topographical” drawings with ken price sculptures. the biomorphic forms and bright colors have a nice foil in the steel shelving.
lordy rodriguez makes drawings – ink on paper. they’re based on map making. but are more about lordy’s interpretation of the world than they are about real places. his workspace: sketches tacked… Read More
on my walls. the second sol lewitt piece is “wall drawing131″ 1972 “straight lines of random length and direction, each drawn from the end of a previous line. they may cross.” drawn in… Read More
will be chris ballantyne, opening the 30th of january. using simple, graphic imagery, he describes the edges of american landscape. places between suburbia and wilderness. scenes that are almost possible. he’ll make a… Read More
can really influence the way you look at an artwork. two examples. gerhard mayer makes drawings, both on paper – we showed some a couple of months ago in san francisco http://toddhosfelt.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/were-about-to-open-a-show/ —… Read More
of gerhard mayer’s drawings. i love them. they’re the perfect example of infinite variation. these are hand-made drawings of ink on paper. they’re made tracing an ellipse and following 7 rules: 1. the… Read More
in a beautifully-lit, former 3(maybe 4?) car garage, is in rural lake county, california. here’s an image of russell’s last show at my gallery, consisting of astronomical drawings (both flat and 3-d) like… Read More
just finished installing his show “cubic drops” in our san francisco gallery. it’s genius. there’s a wealth of his masterful drawings – in graphite and on aluminum foil and scratched into plexiglass. there’s… Read More
it’s by baseera khan. a painting on paper, ink and acrylic and graphite on paper, that’ll be in her show – “reductive histories” - that will open in my san francisco gallery tomorrow,… Read More
opened a solo show at the austin museum of art. “states of america” is the culmination of a 10-year project in which he re-mapped the united states. each of the 55 maps is… Read More
celene and i took the train up to visit liliana porter’s studio yesterday. liliana will have a show in our new york gallery opening the 30th of october. so far, all we’d… Read More
another drawing-on-eighteenth-century-print by ruth marten. “oyster” 2008 ink on 18th century engraving, 8×8 inches.
ruth marten draws on antique etchings. literally. the etchings, often of scientific subjects, are of dubious accuracy. marten’s interventions further propel the imagery toward the fantastic, though where one leaves off and the… Read More