No matter where technology is now, it feels good to see a tangible thought process–edited, erased, written over, scratched out, or even completed.
Artist Alejandro Guijarro’s current show documents the blackboards of quantum mechanics calculations in various stages of progress. Some of the most expressive are those that have been erased but still leave a palimpsest of past work....more
“In Drowning Girl, there is such a moment and we’re not quite sure what brought that moment about but the possibilities are infinite and intriguing and that is an energy I always want to bring into my writing.”...more
DE offers affordable, spacious housing to artists who would not be able to live and work in San Francisco otherwise, like John Chiara who makes huge prints with an oversize camera....more
Molly Crabapple writes about her time as a “professional naked girl,“ reflecting on the complicated relationship between beauty and power.
“…I was doing my best to escape the trajectory of art school-retail-professional failure that, as a broke student at a bad school, I was marked out for....more
How do we respond to art that seeks us out rather than the other way around?
Whether it’s a storytelling mural, a simple tag on a trashcan, or more performative, like that guy in San Francisco who does a one-man show in his “television”, we encounter public art on a regular basis....more
San Francisco photographer Shawn Clover, has been working on a project that compares aftermath photos from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake with pictures he take currently. Unlike other photography projects that present pictures from the past and the present side by side, Clover melds the two photos into each other, making his work all the more impressive:
“Now comes the fun part. Where was the exact spot the photographer stood?...more
As a fiction writer, I sometimes get jealous of the storytelling freedom in comics.
With prose writing, everyone seems determined to fit stories into predefined boxes. A work must be “literary” or it must be “genre,” it must be “science fiction” or it must be “fantasy,” it must be “serious” or it must be “comedy,” etc....more
“I’d originally intended to treat the story without embellishment but just couldn’t allow poor Ajax to fall on his own sword at the end....more
In case you’re unfamiliar, Pen & Ink is a mixed-media project that combines the personal stories behind tattoos with MacNaughton’s beautiful hand-drawn work....more