The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced 16 finalists for its closely watched SECA Art Award for 2019. The awards are the region’s most prestigious recognition for emerging artists. The finalists, all of whom work and live in the Bay Area, are Sadie Barnette, Craig Calderwood, Sofia Cordova, Brett Goodroad, Nicki Green, Kunlin […]

Dialogue and criticism are integral to a vibrant arts community. With this view, I’ve invited Julia Couzens to write and edit posts about exhibitions and artists exhibiting at PSG. I’m excited and honored she has agreed to launch this experimental project – stay tuned!!! JULIA COUZENS is an artist who also writes about contemporary art. […]

Written by Julia Couzens Crusty, clotted, stacked, stamped, skewered and pinched, the ceramic art of Tony Marsh, Nancy Selvin, and Linda Sormin demonstrates clay’s power to defy expectations, to pick apart genre hierarchies, and to vehemently advocate for sensual exuberance. As a repository of touch, clay is unparalleled. As a medium for excavating social constructs, […]

Ceramicist 2018 This award was generously supported by an Anonymous donor. Tony Marsh is a ceramicist whose artistic pursuit has focused on the non-utilitarian ceramic vessel for the last 30 years. Marsh is equally devoted to being an artist as well as an educator. His work is in several private and permanent museum collections around […]

Please click here to read the article 1. ARTICLE BY DIANA SHERLOCK AS IF OVERFLOWING FROM THE TOWER OF BABEL ITSELF, Linda Sormin’s 2006 exhibition, Cheh-ae Siah, offered the language of ceramics to audiences at Stride Gallery in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Born in Bangkok to an Indonesian father and a Chinese mother who grew up […]

Assembled @ Patricia Sweetow Posted on 02 November 2018. by David M. Roth Julia Couzens, LSB 18-04, 2018, mixed materials, 7 x 10 x 4.25 inches Assembled may look like a group show, but it’s really three intertwined solo exhibitions. Displayed in close proximity, the works probe the ever-shifting boundaries between painting and sculpture. Never […]

October 29, 20187:41 am by Editor   Julia Couzens, LSB 18-01, 2018, mixed fiber, wood, 6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches   Contributed by Robin Hill / The works in “Assembled,” an absorbing three-person exhibition featuring Julia Couzens, Helen O’Leary, and Cornelia Schulz at Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco, are defiantly not about anything but are, rather, of many things (of fiber, wood, paint, wire, canvas), […]

SAN FRANCISCO Toshiaki Noda Patricia Sweetow Gallery October 2018 Vol. 37  No. 8 Toshiaki Noda’s clay sculptures present themselves as decorative yet functional works melded back into, or partially emerged from, their organic state. Smashed cans and vessels, egg cartons, and flattened stubs ooze and bubble, as they fold and collapse into themselves. The sculptures […]

An art form that seems to magically pull itself up by its own bootstraps Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 05:00 Aidan Dunne What is it? Untitled, 2018 is a “constructed painting” by Helen O’Leary. How was it done? There is an improvisational look to O’Leary’s constructions. Lengths and panels of wood, new and recycled, are carefully […]

Posted on 25 March 2012. Richard Mosse: “Colonel Soleil’s Boys”, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2010, 41 x 51″ Culture Ireland, the Irish government’s NEA/State Department equivalent, has been on something of a tear lately, promoting all things Irish to all corners of the world. San Francisco, a city with substantial Irish roots, has been one […]