An online journal of arts writing and criticism
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Critical analyses of contemporary art
Charcoal drawings process the social trauma of being deaf.
Satire and collage expose capitalist strategies of using Black bodies to exploit spiritual, mental, and physical health.
Know Thyself, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fordism: Jeamin Cha at Kadist San Francisco
An exhibition stalled by the global pandemic examines mental heath under late capitalism.
Textural and material poetics question notions of citizenship and belonging.
Flood’s photographs suggest a changing self located within a difficult but perhaps all too common history, at once revealed and withheld.
Chang’s work displays a longstanding preoccupation with the boundaries and trace appearances of the body.
Paid interviews with outstanding organizations in the West Coast art world
Intimate conversations with artists about their life, work, an interests
Two almost strangers came together to support their community with design.
Daniela Molnar discusses how her connection to place impacts the art she makes about climate grief
Micro essays on artists we can’t stop thinking about
A San Francisco filmmaker’s intimate vision of the city.
Processing trauma through painting and sculpture.
A time lapse video of portrait in process reveals the painting’s emotional undercurrents.
On finding comfort in simplicity.
Sparkling aural textures tangle with a narrative of tragedies and triumphs.
Providing space and care for people with disabilities through references to historical painting.
On falling in love with a painter through one photograph.
Intricate baskets blur the line between functional objects and artistry.
Marvelous and strange drawings pose questions about the visual world.
Abstracting myths and archetypes in evocative marble.
A new blue is just one of the reasons to love Krick’s latest series.
On the radical queer embodiment of Ron Athey’s performances.
The stiff gravitas of US politicians made floppy and satirical.
Painting California’s watersheds as a way to cope with the climate crisis.
Exploring fantastical and surreal subjects in masterful portraits.
The pleasure of finding ways to describe a filmmaker’s roving vision.
On feeling guilty enjoying a Luke Chueh painting.
Betye Saar’s found object assemblages visualize the possibility of liberation.
The power of Black women portraying themselves as diverse and beautiful.
Listening to music as an act of kinship.
Conflicting desires in fields of soft pastel and leaden graphite details
A glitchy, intimate escape during quarantine questions value systems