May 31, 2008
Gary Panter will be @ Park Life to sign his new book on June 28th.
ABout the book:
An intimate look at the work and life of a legendary artist. Gary Panter has been one of the most influential figures in visual culture since the mid-1970s. From his era-defining punk graphics to his cartoon icon Jimbo to his visionary design for Pee-wee's Playhouse, he has left his mark on every medium he's touched. Working in close collaboration with the artist, PictureBox has assembled the definitive volume on Panter's work from the early 1970s to the present. This monumental, slipcased set is split into two 350-page volumes. The first is a comprehensive monograph featuring over 700 images of paintings, drawings, sculptures, posters and comics, alongside essays by Robert Storr, Mike Kelley, Richard Klein, Richard Gehr, Karrie Jacobs and Byron Coley, as well a substantial commentary by the artist himself. The second volume features a selection from Panter's sketchbooks--the site of some of his most audacious work--most of which has never been published in any form.
Details to follow.
May 30, 2008
Everyone knows there is a dearth of relevant arts coverage in the Bay Area (especially in print..I still can't believe that Kenneth Baker is the apex of art reviewing in SF.)
Well here are a few art sites that fill some holes:
plus a great new art calendar that is pretty comprehensive...it looks like they may be adding more content at some point as well.
May 15, 2008
There are some real nice works up for the release of the newest Hot and Cold Zine at the Luggage Store Gallery here in SF. The zine is solid per usual. Stand outs for the show are works by Tucker Nichols, Jason Jagel and Paul Wackers. Especially the Wackers piece (pictured). (All three of these works are still available, inexplicably)
the luggage store
1007 market street
san francisco, ca 94103
tel. 1. 415. 255-5971
gallery hours: wednesday-saturday, 12-5pm
I recently saw the new Ryan McGinley show at Ratio 3 in SF. Pretty amazing work. He has to be on the short list for best photographers of his generation. The bigger pieces really stand out ( isn't that always the case) Though I'm not sure I would want to live with one of these pieces on my home...one of his friends, naked, on a field trip, jumping around. Almost sold out show too, but don't ask for any pricing info...gallery is snobby.
May 13, 2008
Tucker is also in Residence at the De Young;
Tucker Nichols: Into The Museum
de Young Museum, San Francisco
January – May, 2008
Closing reception: Friday, May 30, 6:30–8:30PM
Artist talk in conversation with Griff Williams: 7:15PM