[via Porous Walker]
An opening tonight in the Mission:
The exhibition Children explores the unique behaviors within two separate art practices. Much like behavioral studies developed through observations of a child’s growth, the exhibition exposes the unique approaches within Ito and Lux’s practices which have been sculpted through their individual development as artists. Both artists translate appropriated imagery, materials and ideas in their independent ways, which constitute the autonomous vernaculars seen in their work. Ito uses readymade objects and images as preexisting structures in his practice for starting points of new work, while Lux uses his own stylized images and objects as preexisting structures for the formation of new work.
Sounds excellent to me.
Our pals Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton have put together a book called Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them:
Woohoo! And there’s a party for it this Friday in the Mission:
Local artist Kassandra Zuanich wrote in to tell us about a project she’s been working on:
I thought there was something interesting about cutting out a square foot and pasting it to the ground to let people know, “This square you’re standing on costs xxxx amount of dollars.”
My research is based on actual properties that have sold in San Francisco. I went around and pasted one square foot of paper indicating the cost of land in that exact location.
And, it looks like the rest of us have found the project very ‘grammable: