Category Archive: photography

our booth at PULSE in miami

  the dust has settled on what was our best art fair ever.   here’s a look at our booth: one of emil lukas’ “larvae” paintings (made using fly larvae to drag pigment… Continue reading

“holding it together”

is a show i’ve curated about assemblage and collage.  in art vernacular, an assemblage (pronounced a-ˌsäm-ˈbläj) or collage is made by putting together preexisting things that weren’t intended to go together and usually… 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

shahzia sikander’s photos of buddhist novices in laos

she first saw these young boys in long lines of hundreds of monks, walking through villages, collecting gifts of food.   in that context, with their robes and shaved heads, they were homogenous.   her… Continue reading

we’re at the PULSE art fair in miami…

here are some (not-very-good-quality iphone) photos of our booth… a driss ouadahi painting, photographs by jay defeo… the door of jonathan brand’s paper mustang, (one-half of) a painting by jutta haeckel, a thread… 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

i’ve been working

on an exhibition of jay defeo’s work for the last six months (actually, i started working on it in september of 2005 when i first visited the storage facility for jay defeo trust).  … Continue reading

i’ve been looking and thinking

about jay defeo’s work a lot lately…   an untitled photo from 1973 that i’m particularly drawn to… it’s an image she took, in her studio, of a cast that had been removed from… Continue reading

jim campbell

is known for his extremely low-resolution moving images made with L.E.D.s.   his pixilated representations are created with so few L.E.D.s (more than a thousand times fewer than the number of pixels on… Continue reading

new work

by crystal liu.    one of the things i love about my work is seeing artistic process.     this is an image from an idea crystal liu is exploring… Subscribe to toddhosfelt’s Weblog by Email

“one morning”

think the judgment of paris.  adam & eve.   atalanta & hippomenes.    the eleventh labor of hercules.   snow white.  and one a day…    happy valentine’s. “one morning ”  a photograph  by crystal liu… Continue reading

david stroud

made these pictures in tahoe last week.

“the confessions of lady nijo,”

written sometime after 1307 by a 50-year-old woman of aristocratic birth who served at the japanese imperial court and was, from the age of 14, a mistress of the retired emperor gofukakusa, is… Continue reading

“the sacred book of the werewolf” by victor pelevin

this is a very weird book.  i’d been hearing pelevin (russian, b. 1962) called one of the most important “post soviet” voices for a while.   then i  read a  (not very well-written)… 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

installing at the california academy of sciences…

preparing for visitors as seen by richard barnes: the biosphere: the dioramas: all images are copyrighted by richard barnes and may not be reproduced in any way without permisssion.

“100 stories”

a photograph by crystal liu from her exhibit that will open in new york on the 10th of april. “i wanted to make this photo of wallpaper. before i moved into the room… Continue reading