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Picking Up the Pieces: Julie Heffernan’s Honest Pessimism

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Her show opens September 3 at Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco


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Saturday, March 1st, 2008

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA 152 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90013 October 29, 2007–February 11, 2008 The late 20th century art world had a bad conscience about high art which was vilified as serious, profound, mysterious, spiritual, elitist, pretentious, outmoded and labor-intensive. This led to infatuation with popular culture (silly, superficial, obvious, materialistic,…


Gordon Senior: Standing on Earth

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Truckee Meadows Community College 7000 Dandini Blvd Reno, Nevada 89512-3999 775 673 7000 March 5 to 30, 2007 A number of works address the preparation and the journey itself. These include most notably Conversation, which consists of eight tower-like structures surmounted by clay or bronze animals, mostly crows and hares. On one level, that of…


Eleanor Wood: Mixed media on paper

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Don Soker Contemporary Art 49 Geary Street San Francisco 415 291 0966 November 1 to December 14, 2006 Minimalism strikes me as being quaintly obsolete, deriving from a formalist aesthetic that indulges in endgame polemics, arrogantly defining itself as the logical terminus of all previous painting and as the ultimate position that painting can take….


Robin Hill: Multiplying the Variations

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

University Art Gallery School of Fine and Performing Arts California State University, Sanlislaus Turlock, California September 7 to October 5, 2006 Cotton batting, plywood, ping pong balls, washers, stand-mounted lights, disused filing cabinets, plaster, wax, computers and CD players were among the unlikely list of items in Robin Hill’s recent exhibition at CSU Stanislaus. Her…