Tag Archive: painting

my current show is a bit eccentric…

As long as I can remember, I’ve been intrigued by the stone objects that are an integral part of traditional Japanese gardens. I find the best of them compelling in a purely sculptural… Continue reading

running back again

we’ll open a show of stefan kurten’s newest paintings tomorrow.     here’s my read on it: in stefan kürten’s aestheticized architectural images,there is nearly always a reflection:  in a pool, a plate glass window,… Continue reading

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

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.          

anoka faruqee is raffling a painting to fundraise for barack obama.

donate $5 or more on her fundraising page: https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012 /anoka between now and october 30 and she’ll enter you to win  2012P-30, an  11 1/4  x 10 1/2 inch acrylic painting on panel… 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

a studio visit with julie chang

this dialogue and the photos from julie’s studio came out of the lead-up to her solo exhibition in our new york gallery space… todd hosfelt:   language is really important in your work.   you’ve… Continue reading

an interesting commentary on “gesamtkunstwerk,”

the new installation of “youngish” german artists at the saatchi gallery as well as charles saatchi’s endeavors in general —  by jackie wullschlager in the financial times…    near the end of the article… 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

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

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

emil lukas

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

last evening we opened the 200th exhibition

that i’ve curated in my career.   crazy.  the show is the san francisco iteration of the show of artists associated with düsseldorf.    here are some installation shots taken by david.   click on them… Continue reading

birgit jensen

is another of the artists from düsseldorf  whose work i’m really excited about showing this autumn. “sagarmatha” 2010  oil on linen 79×55 inches detail: a few years ago, at madrid’s enormous art fair,… Continue reading

i was in driss ouadahi’s studio

in düsseldorf working on his upcoming show and the catalog we’re publishing to go with it. driss is algerian of berber descent who immigrated to europe to study with michael buthe at the… Continue reading