“Immaterial” - Artist Interview with Michelle...
Michelle Blade, Untitled (2012). Acrylic on dura-lar, 92 ½ x 42 inches. What was your inspiration for this work, in regards to including a textile/basing it on a textile or fabric, or otherwise interpreting the form? This work is part of a series of tapestry paintings I’ve been making since 2007. They works are almost solely painted with acrylic calligraphy ink on Mylar, sometimes applied on...
“Immaterial” - Artist Interview with Sarah...
Sarah Thibault, “Afternoon Delight” (2012). Oil on canvas, 26 x 22 inches. What was your inspiration for this work, in regards to including a textile/basing it on a textile or fabric, or otherwise interpreting the form? My painting in this show, Afternoon Delight, is part of my Rock ‘n’ Roll Rococo series - a mix of Rococo-era objects and other interior design...
"Immaterial" - Artist Interview with Rachel Kaye
Rachel Kaye, “Four” (2011). Oil on canvas, 30 x 342 inches. What was your inspiration for this work, in regards to including a textile/basing it on a textile or fabric, or otherwise interpreting the form? Looking at a lot of Missoni. What were some of your processes for creating this work? I work pretty intuitively, so I start out with a point of reference, but it usually...
"Immaterial" - Artist Interview with Bryson Gill
Bryson Gill, Untitled (2012). Oil on linen, 37 1/2 x 38 1/2 inches. What was your inspiration for this work, in regards to including a textile/basing it on a textile or fabric, or otherwise interpreting the form? The works for this show are all based on taking some experimental techniques that are an aspect of my current work and highlighting them per the theme of the show. They...
"Immaterial" - Artist Interview with Jacob Tillman
Jacob Tillman, “Studio Painting with Sculptural Element (Water)” (2010). Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches. What was your inspiration for this work, in regards to including a textile/basing it on a textile or fabric, or otherwise interpreting the form? There are many ideas of time or spans of time compressed into objects. In the example of a painting: there is the history of painting...
HAEMOSCURO: Press Update
Art Ltd. Magazine: Critic’s Pick Huffington Post: New Exhibit Makes Art of Animal Blood
HAEMOSCURO ~ Installation Photos
Installation photos of Jordan Eagles’ solo exhibition “HAEMOSCURO” (on view through May 25) are now online HERE.
Jordan Eagles: Early Press for HAEMOSCURO
OPENING RECEPTION: This Thursday, April 5, 5:30-8 pm 1 Sutter Street, Suite 300, SF CA 94104 Click images to read each article in full: 7x7 Magazine: Four April Art Shows to Keep You Busy Flavorpill SF: Jordan Eagles, “HAEMOSCURO” SF Weekly: “Life Blood” SF Arts: Jordan Eagles, “HAEMOSCURO”
Armory Week 2012
We just returned from a trip to NYC for the annual art overload known as Armory Week. We checked out the Whitney Biennial, the New Museum Triennial (titled “the Ungovernables”) and most of the major art fairs including the Armory Show, SCOPE, VOLTA, and the Independent. We also stopped in at the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim for their blockbuster retrospectives of Cindy...
Heidi Norton Interview
Heidi Norton, who is currently exhibiting at Wolfe Contemporary as part of “Controlled Environments” (through March 16), was interviewed by MWCA Assistant Director Alexis Mackenzie, posted today on FecalFace.com. READ: Interview with Heidi Norton Image: “Dead Palm Burnt by the Sun” (2011). Archival pigment print, 32 x 25 inches.
A Portrait of George Kuchar
Last summer, Gallery artist Ryan Martin was commissioned to paint a portrait of independent film pioneer George Kuchar, using his signature, expressionistic style. Kuchar sadly passed shortly after the painting was finished. Thanks to actress Linda Martinez, a long-time Kuchar collaborator, the portrait will be exhibited in public beginning Thursday, March 8 as part of “Living in Studio...
HAEMOSCURO: Video Preview
Sneak preview of our upcoming exhibition, “HAEMOSCURO”, featuring new works in blood, copper, and resin by Jordan Eagles.
Gallery News, February 2012
Gallery News, February 2012 (click to read) Image: Wintergarten, Ltd., “Many Readers and Many Enemies I” (2011). Collage, 13 1/4 x 10 1/4”
AQUA Miami 2011
Join us in Miami Beach for the AQUA art fair, December 1-4, 2011. We will be in Room 104, featuring works by Jud Bergeron, Todd Lanam, Ryan Martin, Mark Taylor, Sarah Thibault, and Jacob Tillman. Email the gallery for more info, or for a VIP pass: email@example.com / aquaartmiami.com Please note that the gallery will be closed 11/24 - 12/5 and will re-open 12/6.
Vive la France Vase II
Sarah Thibault “Vive la France Vase II” (2011) Oil, spray paint on canvas, 24 x 18 in. On view at the gallery through October 28. http://www.wolfecontemporary.com/thibault.htm
We are open today until 6! Come by to view Jacob Tillman’s solo exhibition “By Extension”, and paintings by Sarah Thibault in the Gallery Ell. 1 Sutter Street Suite 300 (enter 544 Market) BART/MUNI: Montgomery St.
Jacob Tillman Interview
“Small Moon” (2011). Gouache and spray paint on postcard, 5 x 3 inches. Jacob Tillman was interviewed recently by Bryson Gill, in anticipation of his forthcoming solo exhibition “By Extension” at Wolfe Contemporary. Read the interview here on FecalFace.com.
Lauren Silva, Untitled (2011). Acrylic on canvas, 25 x 25 inches. Currently on view as part of “A Selection from the Collection”: http://www.wolfecontemporary.com/selection.htm
Infinity Box 10
Zoe Pettijohn Schade, “Infinity Box 10” (2010). Gouache on paper, 7 x 7 in. Currently on view at the gallery as part of A Selection from the Collection: http://www.wolfecontemporary.com/selection.htm
Let a Chandelier Dazzle You
Sarah Thibault, “Let a Chandelier Dazzle You” (2010). Oil, spray paint, graphic powder and chalk on canvas, 72 x 80 in. Currently on view at the gallery as part of A Selection from the Collection: http://www.wolfecontemporary.com/selection.htm 1 Sutter Street, Suite 300 (enter 544 Market) BART/MUNI: Montgomery Station Gallery Hours: M-F, 11 am - 6 pm We will be open...
A Selection from the Collection
Old Favorites and Recent Additions August 4 through September 2, 2011 Dominic Paul Moore, “Was in your middle”, 2010. Oil on linen, 20 x 24 inches. We will be open First Thursday, August 4th, until 7:30 pm.The exhibition will be on view through September 2nd. Wolfe Contemporary is pleased to present A Selection from the Collection, a late summer show of works selected from...
SF Art Fair Triple Header Post Mortem
May 20 – 22 was the big troika art fair weekend here in SF, and we were eager participants in ArtPadSF, the smaller “boutique” fair at the Phoenix Hotel organized by local hotelier Chip Conley and managed/curated/vetted by local art maven Maria Jenson. Much has been written, opined, egested and digested about what it all meant for the City, for its art scene, for the Bay Area “art market”...
What's Missing From The Discussion Of What's...
Roberta Smith’s recent dig at concept-based art has triggered much debate in the blogs, much of it thoughtful. Here’s the key nugget from her essay, in case you missed it: “What’s missing [from the currently prevailing curatorial visions of major art institutions] is art that seems made by one person out of intense personal necessity, often by hand. A lot but not all of this...
T.S. Eliot vs. Nature: Art and "Understanding"
A friend was in the gallery recently and, upon seeing Jacob Tillman’s paintings, commented that they were “just bad art.” He said they showed no “technique,” no “craft,” no “sensitivity,” and simply were not “beautiful.” I of course sprung into action, mounting a forceful academic defense of the paintings, positioning them in the arc of art history, pointing out the choices of color and...