hello

my friend phil convinced me that i should have a blog. or sort of convinced me. so i’m going to try…

i have contemporary international art galleries in san francisco and new york. website: hosfeltgallery.com. i show a range of painting, drawing, photography, technology and sculpture, but there’s definitely an aesthetic. i like work on paper because you feel like you’re close to the artist’s practice. i like paint. i’m less often convinced by sculpture, but when it’s good, it’s great. i like process. i’m interested in work that unfolds over time. maybe you’re immediately attracted, but there has to be something there that makes you keep wanting to look. i don’t generally like the kind of work that’s made for biennials. i don’t like olafur eliasson…

so i thought i’d write about the art i’m seeing in exhibitions and studios. maybe about what i’m thinking about when i curate a show. conversations i have with artists and curators and such. what i like or don’t and why. the art market. the philosophy/business/ethics of art… i dunno, what do you want to know?

oh. i have a partner who’s an architect. and a smart guy. we have a 4 1/2-year-old daughter who’s the coolest and a circle of hyper-critical, expert-in-their field friends. no shortage of opinions… about everything.

so this will probably also devolve into a running commentary about aesthetics and film and food and relationships and design. and be a bit of a travel journal… dinner at an amazing korean vegetarian place in manhattan tonight, chinese new year at betty’s house in san francisco on wednesday, installing a show next week to open on saturday, leaving for madrid on sunday for ARCO, sevilla, granada, etc. stay tuned…

a view of my new york gallery, with an installation of sculpture by artist gay outlaw:

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