By Ted Loos March 13, 2018 Sarah Wagner preparing for an exhibition at the Muskegon Museum of Art. In 2014, she won a $25,000 grant from the New York-based Joan Mitchell Foundation. Credit: Muskegon Museum of Art For every Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons who are making millions from their art, there are millions of […]

For Artists, the Thrill of Grant Money Arrives With a ‘Now What’? Sarah Wagner preparing for an exhibition at the Muskegon Museum of Art. In 2014, she won a $25,000 grant from the New York-based Joan Mitchell Foundation.CreditMuskegon Museum of Art By Ted Loos March 13, 2018 For every Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons who are […]

17 Feb — 31 Mar 2018 at Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco, United States Joachim Bandau began painting black watercolors in 1983. The paintings embody the political, aesthetic and spiritual discourse of his 50-year career. Nuanced in technique and posture, Bandau’s watercolors require a lithe balance; conversely the repetitive hatched drawings of his earlier years were […]

Crossover: East and West By Mark Jenkins February 16, 2018   Victoria Jang, Intercontinental Migration Cranes and Planes, ceramic,14 x 23 x 12′, 2014 The four participants in the Korean Cultural Center’s “Crossover: East and West” include Korean- and American-born artists, but all share an interest in cross-cultural heritage. Victoria Jang and Jang Soon Im are ceramists, […]

Untitled / 2017 / ceramic / 8 x 8 x 7.5 inches By Alex Greenberger 07/06/17 The New York Foundation for the Arts has named its 2017 fellows and finalists for its annual grants. Ninety-five artists are being recognized in categories that range from digital and electronic arts to nonfiction literature. Each fellow receives $7,000; finalists do not get […]

February 13, 2018 Tune in to Art Crush on Monday, February 26th @ 9AM as hosts Jozefien and Svea interview Angela Hennessy! “Through writing, studio work, and performance her practice examines mythologies of blackness embedded in linguistic metaphors of color and cloth. Angela works to decolonize grief and death, and her most recent show When and Where I Enter (at […]

SFChronicle critics’ picks: What to do the week of Jan. 28 January 26, 2018 CHARLES DESMARAIS’ ART PICKS “Ramekon O’Arwisters: Mending”: O’Arwisters has brought the venerable craft of crochet into the realm of high art. In this new work, he builds his soft sculpture around broken bits of pottery, mourning their damage and attempting — futilely, […]

Crochet Jam creator makes art a form of liberation By JEN CHIEN • 21 HOURS AGO     Crosscurrents Courtesy Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts Listen  7min. 45sec. Ramekon O’Arwisters is a fabric and social practice artist who likes to say he has “no reverence for systems of control.” He is best known for creating a series of […]

Posted on 27 January 2018. by Maria Porges Mending #17, 2017, fabric, ceramic, 18.5 x 10.5 x 8 inches In Japan, the practice of mending broken ceramics by gluing them back together with a mixture of lacquer and gold dust dates back hundreds of years. The resulting objects, veined with gleaming seams, are highly valued, […]

Ramekon O’Arwisters 6 Jan — 10 Feb 2018 at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco, United States 13 JANUARY 2018   Ramekon O’Arwisters. Courtesy of Patricia Sweetow Gallery   Patricia Sweetow Gallery opens 2018 with the crocheted fabric sculptures of San Francisco Bay Area artist Ramekon O’Arwisters. The exhibition opens Saturday, January 6th through February 10th, […]