Category Archive: drawing

“the moon,” a new series of drawings from crystal liu.

like all of her work, these use nature as metaphor to explore human emotion.   her inconography of trees, water, rocks, mountains, clouds and the stars and moon recount stories, or maybe it’d be… Continue reading

a studio visit with william t. wiley,

in preparation for his first solo show at hosfelt gallery. visiting wiley’s studio is like going into a dark room after being in bright sunlight — your eyes need to adjust to the… Continue reading

curating an opening exhibition

while our new space is gorgeous, a gallery is only as good as the art in it…  an inaugural show is the benchmark, setting your audiences’ expectations.   we couldn’t open with a solo… Continue reading

this is not a chair

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… Continue reading

a look back at our clementina street gallery

i opened hosfelt gallery in october 1996 – 15 years ago.  today is the last day in our clementina street gallery in san francisco.  we’ve been here for 13 years.    feeling a… Continue reading

my writing about jay defeo

for the publication we produced for our exhibition: 1.    a compass is an instrument used to describe a circle or arc. Family lore says that as a child Jay DeFeo would spend hours… Continue reading

a nice bit of domestic curating…

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.

studio visit with lordy rodriguez…

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… Continue reading

the last images (i promise) that i’ll post

of the “wall drawing” show: above:   wendy hough’s chalk on black paint drawing  on the left, and gerhard mayer’s printed on vinyl and applied to the wall.       below:  sol lewitt and wendy hough.… Continue reading

more mark making

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… Continue reading

our next show in san francisco

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… Continue reading

site

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/ —… Continue reading

we’re about to open a show

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… Continue reading

russell crotty’s studio,

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… Continue reading

marco maggi

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… Continue reading

i want this painting

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,… Continue reading

lordy rodriguez

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… Continue reading

studio visit with liliana porter

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… Continue reading