Category Archive: curating / exhibition design

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

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 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

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

“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

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

our new san francisco exhibition space

it was going to take an extraordinary space to replace our beautiful clementina street gallery, but that building was to be demolished to make way for a condo development and we were ready… Continue reading

luka fineisen

  this e-mail dialogue with luka fineisen took place over many weeks as we prepared for her solo exhibition in our new york gallery.    i’ve spared you the construction and shipping logistics… TH: … Continue reading

secretly, david has been writing a blog…

thoughtful musings on exhibitions and artworks and their place in art and social history.    ruminations on the de young’s 2010 shows “the birth of impressionism” and  “post-impressionist masterpieces” curated  from the collection… 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

jonathan brand is installing

a full-scale 1969 ford mustang  – made of watercolor paper – in the new york gallery. as a kid, the artist restored three vintage cars with his father.  the last one, a 1969… Continue reading

an interview with jutta haeckel…

something like a long-distance, digital studio visit… Todd Hosfelt:  the process in which you work is related to print making, but seems to me to be unique in painting,  would you explain it?… 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