Tag Archive: hosfelt gallery

frankenstein’s birthday party…

is a group show i’ve curated…   an homage to the novel and meditation on its continuing relevance. here’s my curatorial statement: 2018 is the bicentennial of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern… Continue reading

i’ve curated a show for the 20th anniversary of the gallery…

i’ll post images and texts of individual works, but first, my curatorial statement. What I’ve Learned So Far I believe that art must surprise and charm, be so beautiful, so mesmerizing, so technically… 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 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

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

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

i believe

that art is transformative.  art should make you think, feel, contemplate.  it provides you with an opportunity to view your world from a different perspective.   living with art, however you do it,  is… Continue reading

there couldn’t be more difference

between my current shows on the east and west coasts…   in my emil lukas show in san francisco, i’ve given 5 large and 4 small artworks 3,500 square feet of space.    there… Continue reading

a glance back

it’s been 14 years and 200 shows —  guess i’m feeling nostalgic…    we failed to photograph most of our early exhibitions, but here are some fun images. shahzia sikander, “beyond surfaces.”  this… Continue reading

“exploded view (birds)” by jim campbell

from our current show in the san francisco gallery: “exploded view (birds)” 2010 custom electronics, 1152 LEDs , steel and wire 46 x 72 x 38 inches

more mark making

on my walls.     the second sol lewitt piece is “wall drawing131”   1972 “straight lines of random length and direction, each drawn from the end of a previous line. they may cross.”   drawn in… Continue reading

chris ballantyne is painting on my walls again

this time in the new york gallery.     the mural will be part of his solo exhibition – “everything means something and nothing is what it seems to be” – on view 13 september… Continue reading

crystal liu

“the storm” 2008  c-print 30×30 inches, edition of 7.   from the upcoming  show “100 stories” opening 10 april in ny. ko-an (‘ko,än) noun : a paradoxical anecdote or riddle used in Zen… Continue reading

anoka faruqee

anoka faruqee is an extraordinarily talented artist who lives and works in l.a. she’s a conceptual artist who makes these gorgeous paintings composed of fields of interlocking brush marks. the image above is… Continue reading

chris ballantyne show

this is our first show with chris. we’ve been watching his work for several years and are really excited about it. it has the high level of craft that’s common to the work… Continue reading