a panel discussion about jay defeo’s exhibition

at hosfelt gallery, with julian cox and veronica roberts, moderated by todd hosfelt:   Todd Hosfelt: Thank you all for coming.  We are so lucky to have two really smart and insightful people… Continue reading

we’re installing an exhibition called JAY DEFEO / ALTER EGO

  here’s a bit about my curatorial vision for the show: When i began considering an exhibition of pairs of related works by Jay DeFeo – twins, if you will – I thought… Continue reading


a “paleta” can be the board on which a painter mixes their paint, or a range of colors, but in this case, it’s the classic latin american popsicle made from juice or milk… Continue reading

jerry saltz’s insightful piece on museums

http://www.vulture.com/2015/04/jerry-saltz-on-new-whitney-museum.html (notice jay defeo’s the rose in the background)   the drawing and photo of the new renzo piano-designed building came from the whitney musuem’s website (http://whitney.org/).  the drawing is courtesy of renzo… Continue reading

talking with jutta haeckel about her exhibition

  Todd Hosfelt:    can we begin by talking about abstraction and representation and how you’re thinking about them? Jutta Haeckel:   My goal, not only with the work for this show, but with all… Continue reading

andrew schoultz is ripping up his drawings…

      and working like crazy on what will be a spectacular installation…   opening here on saturday.          

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

we’re premiering two new video works by surabhi saraf…

here, surabhi answers a few questions about her project, “remedies.”   todd:  tell me about your family’s pharmaceutical factory. surabhi:  My family acquired Wilcure Remedies in 1982 and my father is the managing… 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

“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


our dining chairs needed re-upholstering.  we commissioned a friend, a talented designer and weaver, to make a textile for us.  his idea was to weave a continuous piece of cloth that would yield… Continue reading

50 best novels from the last 50 years

i’m 50, have been reading nearly all those years and am commemorating my relationship to books by compiling a list of the 50 best novels published in my lifetime.  i’m a fiction reader. … 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

our new year wishes…

who am i kidding “our”?!   helen did the hard work.    happy new year!

part of the reason i’ve not been a regular blogger lately

is that a year ago i committed to compiling a list of the 50 best novels written in the last 50 years.  of course, i hadn’t read everything written since 1963, so i’ve… Continue reading

patricia piccinini’s “atlas”

certainly the most photographed object in our booth (and perhaps art fair-saturated miami last week), atlas, elicited a lot of nervous laughter, crude comments and averted eyes.  it also provoked the most questions,… Continue reading

studio visit with alan rath

this conversation with alan rath took place at his studio ahead of his solo exhibition irrational exuberance. th:   this show seems like a turning point in your work.   there are no screens.   no… Continue reading

nutty dried berry granola

once you’ve eaten homemade granola, you won’t be able to stomach the too-sweet stuff from the store.   mine doesn’t use butter, is high in protein, and loaded with berries.   we eat it  with… Continue reading