Category Archives: EVENTS

I’m going to the Zyzzyva Spring issue launch at Catherine Clark Gallery. Are you?

 This Saturday, April 7, at 4 we’re launching the spring issue of Zyzzyva magazine at Catherine Clark Gallery at 150 Minna St. in conjunction with the gallery’s 21st anniversary celebrations. Zyzzyva managing editor and illustrious book reviewer Oscar Villalon, Jonathan Keats, … Continue reading

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Masked Ball, Venetian Masters, and trippy mashups at the de Young, Zyzzyva

Gerhard Richter’s enormous mural Strontium glowered over Wilsey Court. The mural, made from a collection of blurred photographs representing the atomic structure of strontium titanate (a substance used to make artificial diamonds), might have been interpreted as a bit of a symbolic … Continue reading

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Joan Baez at Yoshi’s, Zyzzyva

As diverse as the music performed in concerts is, so are the appearances of the audiences. James Mollison documented a spectrum of what he calls the “tribes” of attendees in his photography project and book The Disciples, a rough census of personae … Continue reading

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This is fun.

Did you know that Russians have been in California longer than San Francisco has been a city? In 1812, the tsarist government (which didn’t have much going on that year) chartered Fort Ross in what is now Sonoma County, to control exploration, trade, … Continue reading

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The Edwardian Ball got Balmy on the Crumpet, Yo. SF Weekly

San Franciscans are serious about partying. We’ve been to a lot of fancy dress events, and a lot of events that weren’t “fancy dress” per se, but which were treated as such, apparently just for kicks. But the Vau de … Continue reading

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I’m going to this tomorrow. Are you?

So you want to “get fit.”  But prolonged periods of training are dangerous; you eventually find yourself sporting a Borat leotard and kissing your own biceps in the mirror. When you’re finally sick of post-workout Jamba Juice and hating the … Continue reading

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Have you seen “Savage in Limbo” yet?

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I visited Paul Madonna’s home and studio, SF Weekly

One doesn’t expect to visit an artist’s studio and be afflicted with apartment lust (unless one got to visit Monet at Giverny or Damien Hirst’s suite at Claridge’s). But Paul Madonna, we learned thanks to SF Open Studios, lives and works … Continue reading

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Zines, awkward sales pitches, and awful fonts at the Zine Fest, SF Weekly

Small-press publishers don’t slack off. Over the weekend at SF Zine Fest, the County Fair Building’s two halls and a reading room were filled with independently produced artwork and literature. And if that weren’t testament enough to their productivity, many … Continue reading

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Photobooth and my crush on tintypes, SF Weekly

​ A lot of people have been scratching their heads at the surge in popularity of photographic styles that were once the inevitable defects of machinery long since surpassed and outmoded. While digital cameras that can take clear, detailed, almost “perfect” … Continue reading

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