Tag Archive: sculpture

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

andrew schoultz is ripping up his drawings…

      and working like crazy on what will be a spectacular installation…   opening here on saturday.          

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

studio visit with alan rath

this conversation with alan rath took place at his studio ahead of his solo exhibition irrational exuberance. th:   this show seems like a turning point in your work.   there are no screens.   no… 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

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

liliana porter – “man with axe”

we have a show of liliana porter’s newest work at our gallery in new york.   the  centerpiece is a sculptural installation called “man with an axe” in which a man in a suit… 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

adaptive radiation

is a concept in evolutionary science in which a pioneering organism enters an environment where it has little competition.   it reproduces profusely and differentiates rapidly and extensively, though never departs too dramatically from… Continue reading

we’re opening our show of artists from düsseldorf

in the new york gallery tonight.    here are some installation shots: an installation by luka fineisen made from artificial hair and an existing skylight. paintings by stefan ettlinger… and jutta haeckel. a “bubble”… Continue reading

jim campbell is installing three pieces

in madison square park in manhattan.    here is a time lapse movie jim’s assistant, craig dorety, made of one aspect of the installation… the piece will open tomorrow night and be up through… Continue reading

the museum insel hombroich

outside düsseldorf, germany may be the most successful venue for exhibiting art that i’ve experienced.  in 1982, the collector karl-heinrich müller bought an 18th-century house on a large property in order display the… Continue reading

surprising and delightful

sculptures in susanne schmidt’s studio — are not, in fact, blown glass, but recycled plastic…

it took me a while to get over my embarrassment

about being so terribly attracted to timothy horn’s work.    the australian sculptor’s over-sized baubles are just   s o    d a r n    seductive…    but i had a nagging fear that they… Continue reading

maya lin at the de young museum in san francisco

“systematic landscapes” is a show of sculpture and installation by the american architect who in 1981, while a 21-year-old undergraduate at yale, won the competition to design the vietnam vetrans’ memorial in washington… Continue reading