Donald J Trump is President-elect of the United States. The possibility had me stricken with fear, now that fear has shape and consequences. Former Obama states, traditional Democratic states turned pink then red, occasionally flickering blue/red-red/blue. The media predicted a win for Hillary, tops 42% for Trump. Well Hillary lost, and down ballot women also […]

7.2 / Art, Science, and Wonder Windswept By Gail Wight October 29, 2015On my bookshelf is a dog-eared and ragged copy of Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color, the “revised pocket edition” from Yale University Press. I picked up this small paperback at a second-hand store in Boston in 1986. It came with a tiny packet of […]

I was joking with a friend about cognitive development, noting I now share a common feature with babies, when the object of interest is removed it’s as though it never existed – I rather like this liberation. Upon launch of this website I mentioned my plans to re-open PSG in space contiguous with Spun Smoke, […]

    PATRICIA SWEETOW GALLERY takes great pleasure in announcing an important commission for Markus Linnenbrink. In February 2016, a seven by ninety foot poured resin painting will be installed in the Concourse Lobby of 75 Rockefeller Plaza in New York. Located on 51st Street between 5th & 6th Avenue is the limestone clad Rockefeller […]

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents WORK IN PROGRESS Investigations South of Market Eight artists will take a unique point of departure from which to explore the SOMA neighborhood. Oct 28 – Nov 29, 2015: Terry Berlier and Weston TeruyaNov 30, 2015 – Jan 17, 2016: Val Britton and Jenny OdellJan 18 – Feb […]

THE MOJO AT MOFO: ARTWORK MAKES MAGIC AT GENSLER’S MORRISON & FOERSTER Peter Webster | September 29, 2014 PROJECT NAME: Morrison & Foerster Office LOCATION: New York FIRM: Gensler SQ. FT.216,000 SQF   Many separate worlds, self-obsessed and frequently combative, compose the city of New York. But three powerful spheres of in­fluence—corporate law, commercial real estate, and contemporary […]

Jefferson Pinder’s ‘Onyx Odyssey’ traces black men throughout American history A new exhibition at HPAC encompasses sculpture, neon, and video. By Kate Sierzputowski Dark Matter, 2015, performance video, dimensions variable Assimilated, 2009, mercury, neon and charcoal, 72 x 44 inches Courtesy the artist   Jefferson Pinder: “Onyx Odyssey” 11/8-1/24/2016 Hyde Park Art Center 5020 S. […]

NOV 11, 2015 HPAC exhibition explores African American identity By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Take one step into the Hyde Park Art Center gallery room that now houses Jefferson Pinder’s latest exhibition, “Onyx Odyssey,” and you’ll find yourself standing below dozens of charred, wooden billy clubs suspended in mid-air. Walk two steps to your left […]

The PATRICIA SWEETOW GALLERY website was a joint effort of Christina Olivas and her team. The website was crafted after Spun Smoke – Spun Smoke an ecommerce site, PSG an information site – both sites hard driven by visuals. The websites are linked, each adding dimension to it’s sister site. I’ve enjoyed the process of […]

When Patricia Sweetow Gallery was booted from 77 Geary Street, San francisco in November 2014, (as many of you read),  I opened Spun Smoke, a little shop on the corner of Telegraph and 25th in Oakland. Much to my surprise I loved Oakland and Spun Smoke. Thinking my infatuation was due to “the honeymoon period” I patiently […]