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Time Travel Tuesday: Nancy

August 28, 2012
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Really excited to be back on the Time Travel Tuesday train with Sara from Brown Paper Bag! Head over to BPB for my post on Mexican surrealist aritst & muse, Leonora Carrington. And without further ado…Sara’s TTT post on NANCY!!! One of my favorite cartoons as a kid and whose sweet tooth I can...
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L’amore in città

August 23, 2012
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Last night we went to see “Love in the City,” at the San Francisco Film Society, an Italian film of short vignettes exploring the “raw! revealing! shocking!” realities of love in Roma in the early 1950s: abandonment, suicide, death, lust and loss. Including shorts by Antonioni and Fellini, like most classic Italian films of...
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Trees Can Draw

August 21, 2012
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While visiting my family in the British countryside several years ago, we stopped into the New Art Gallery Warsall and I saw these photos of trees drawing. I forgot about them for a while and today decided to try to find them again. I searched for “pens tied to tree drawings” and lo and...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: SARA

August 6, 2012
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Sara from Brown Paper Bag and I have been internet buddies for almost two years now. I had to do a quick dive into gmail archives to figure out when we first started corresponding- December 2010! With a penchant for all things paper and a loving commitment to her art community, Sara has built...
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Pop Art History

July 24, 2012
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I’m back in Chicago this week and made my pilgrimage to the Art Institute to say hello to my favorite paintings and check out the Roy Lichtenstein retrospective. I didn’t expect it to like it as much as I did… But WOW! WHAM! BANG! to use the proper language. I was really blown away by...
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Adios Amigos!

July 2, 2012
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Hombres, today I am headed down to Mexico City for a two week trip of exploration and adventure! Next week I’ll be in Oaxaca and from there I’m going back to Chicago to visit friends & family. The feelings I have right now are impossible to explain….but it is my first trip into the...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Viola Frey

June 19, 2012
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After a mini-hiatus, we are back with Sara from Brown Paper Bag for Time Travel Tuesday! This week she wrote about Viola Frey, a Bay Area artist who explored gender power & dynamics in her expressive, figural ceramic sculptures. Don’t forget to visit BPB for my post on Jean Charlot, a French muralist whose...
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New Old Works by Hans Krondahl

May 24, 2012
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Swedish textile designer and BIG THINGS AHEAD interviewee Hans Krondahl has been digitizing his personal archives and recently wrote me with some images he dug up of works from 1985-88 created after a trip to the Pacific. I always love his bright, playful textile designs, but this time these bushy, colorful experiments with fibers...
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Idolatry: Gilles Larrain’s 70s Transvestite Portraits

May 16, 2012
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Who can possibly resist the glamour, extravagance & strange allure of  drag queens!? After seeing these images from Gilles Larrain’s 1973 book, Idols, documenting the 1970s New York transvestite scene, I am dying to get my hands on the 2011 version, which includes even more selections from his archives. Also dying to have some raging dress-up...
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Weekend Plans?

May 11, 2012
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Lots going on this weekend in the SF art world- hope to see you out and about! Here’s the agenda: FRIDAY: I’ll be covering CCA’s Fashion Show for Modeconnect! My bff Nico and friends are opening a “The Field as the Frame, the Raster as the Rake“ at Alter Space in SOMA! Tom Marioni &...
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