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
ruth marten makes really smart artworks drawing on antique etchings. i mean that figuratively — in that her work is inspired by the imagery of the old prints she gets in flea markets… Continue reading
criss-crossed thread is stretched over box-like forms. accumulating, the colored lines create glowing fields. complex color fields shimmer and shift as ambient light changes. they refer to looms and weaving, stringed musical… Continue reading
a friend has done a beautiful installation in his library, juxtaposing lordy rodriguez’s “topographical” drawings with ken price sculptures. the biomorphic forms and bright colors have a nice foil in the steel shelving.
lordy rodriguez makes drawings — ink on paper. they’re based on map making. but are more about lordy’s interpretation of the world than they are about real places. his workspace: sketches tacked… Continue reading
of gerhard mayer’s drawings. i love them. they’re the perfect example of infinite variation. these are hand-made drawings of ink on paper. they’re made tracing an ellipse and following 7 rules: 1. the… Continue reading
just finished installing his show “cubic drops” in our san francisco gallery. it’s genius. there’s a wealth of his masterful drawings — in graphite and on aluminum foil and scratched into plexiglass. there’s… Continue reading
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
another drawing-on-eighteenth-century-print by ruth marten. “oyster” 2008 ink on 18th century engraving, 8×8 inches.
i love yuka yamaguchi’s work. it’s what frieda khalo would be making if she were alive and japanese. gorgeously rendered colored pencil (often self) portraits that are seemingly innocent and disarmingly brutal. i’m… Continue reading
i’m working on a group show called “vocabularies of metaphor: more stories” that will open in our san francisco gallery after labor day. it’s an exhibition of works on paper by fifteen international… Continue reading
liliana porter, “triple disguise” (detail) 2008, graphite drawing and collage on paper, 20 x 20 inches.