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I had problems with “Real to Real: Photographs from the Traina Collection.” Art Practical

Real to Real: Photographs from the Traina Collection is flush with recognizable images, and for those who have only seen reproductions of them in books or online, the show is a necessary pilgrimage. In fact the exhibit can at times feel … Continue reading

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“Love, Anxiety, Happiness, and Everything Else” at RayKo Gallery

No, there is not a new photography exhibit based on the results of my Ok Cupid personality test. “Love, Anxiety, Happiness, and Everything Else” is the appropriately-broad title of a show comprising the work of 50 contemporary photographers, the finalists … Continue reading

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I’m going to the opening of “This is Your World” at Gallery Carte Blanche Friday. Are you?

I’ve written about Gallery Carte Blanche before, and am excited for the new show opening at the Mission gallery/bookshop/hangout. “This is Your World” features the photography of four European women, and the subject of this exhibit is women: in childhood, … Continue reading

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I interviewed photographer Fred Lyon for The Rumpus

What does it take to commit to a craft for more than 70 years—particularly one that has undergone the revolutions in technology that photography has? Legendary photographer Fred Lyon worked as a Navy photographer in WWII, spent more than a decade … Continue reading

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Speak, Memory: Restaging the Past in Todd Hido’s Silver Meadows

The press release for Todd Hido’s recent exhibit Excerpts from Silver Meadows describes it as a “metaphorical reckoning with his own past,” and indeed many of images look as they might in memory or old polaroids: blurry, the colors faded or over-saturated … Continue reading

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Francesca Woodman at SFMOMA, Huffington Post

There are things in that paper which nobody knows but me, or ever will. Behind that outside pattern the dim shapes get clearer every day. It is always the same shape, only very numerous. And it is like a woman … Continue reading

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Carte Blanche Gallery and Bookshop

I discovered a lovely gallery/bookshop in the Mission the other day. Carte Blanche features the work of twelve international emerging artists, curated by Parisian transplant Gwen Lafage. Prints are for sale framed or unframed, and there is a small but … Continue reading

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David Linger’s “Narratives in Porcelain at Meridian Gallery, SF Examiner

  On the one hand, works in David Linger’s “Narratives in Porcelain” on view at Meridian Gallery evoke a vision of Russia that is straight David Lean — all bare birch trees, troikas, fur hats and snow-swept promenades.The fuzzy black-and-white … Continue reading

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Elin Høyland’s “Brothers” at Rayko, for the Huffington Post

It is tempting to regard a life that takes place “off the grid” of modern culture — sans TV, sans cellphone, sans facebook, sans travel — with pity, as if the person living this way was “left behind” or just … Continue reading

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My review of Fraction Magazine’s show at Rayko Photo Center in the Huffington Post

For the lay observer, a group show often has the advantage of a clear theme, a unifying idea behind the curation that primes the viewer to look for certain common elements throughout the exhibit, and to interpret the work with … Continue reading

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