Category Archive: art

patricia piccinini’s 1st solo show on the west coast

patricia piccinini’s work is often not easy to look at, but it affects us profoundly.   it is grotesque, shocking and disturbing at the same time that it’s poetic, tender, compassionate and beautiful.  … Continue reading

john waters on cy twombly…

my art history teaching hero! http://www.sothebys.com/content/sothebys/en/news-video/videos/2016/04/legendary-filmmaker-john-waters-on-the-audacity-of-cy-twombly.html    

more tim hawkinson…

i finally finished the curatorial statement for our show…    here it is: People have always interpreted their environment by measuring themselves against it.  The oldest units of measure were based on the body:… Continue reading

dianne was talking with tim hawkinson

about the installation of his exhibition garden variety… dianne dec: The installation has gone through a number of changes since you’ve been here – what are you most surprised about? tim hawkinson: I… Continue reading

a cunning, punning election day message…

                from william t. wiley: don’t vote to forget!  cause this time it will make since…    

i’m opening a show of paintings by cornelius völker…

here’s my introduction to the work: In this survey of work made over the last fifteen years, Cornelius Völker’s oeuvre reveals a uniquely contemporary investigation of the history of representational painting, based primarily… Continue reading

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

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

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!

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