ArtHaus gallery profile in Asterisk SF Magazine

ArtHaus Gallery Profile

Over a month ago, I had the privilege of talking to gallery owners, James Bacchi and Annette Schutz, for Asterisk SF magazine. Not only was it a great conversation but a wonderful story of how ArtHaus has flourished over the years through a tough art market. They’re, certainly, a staple in the San Francisco Art Scene and know exactly how to spread much-needed passion and love for the arts. Please click on the image above to check out the gallery profile.

Also, don’t forget to check out Asterisk SF! Being an SF native, this publication is particularly close to my heart!

A thought on Culture

The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition… always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.

~Roland Barthes, French literary theorist, philosopher, critic, and semiotician

 

Art Crush: Michael Kimmelman

Some time last week, I watched the documentary, My Kid Could Paint That by filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev. The documentary is definitely worth watching being that it forces the viewer to make up their own mind about the Modern Art movement. Pick it up and please feel free to tell me what you think. As the title of today’s posts states, my new art crush is Michael Kimmelman! He provides his insight and thoughts in the film and, well, you guessed it, those were my favorite parts of the film. Since then, I picked up a couple of his books (via Amazon) for dirt cheap and pretty excited!

  • Portraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, The Modern, The Louvre and Elsewhere (Random House, 1998)
  • The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa (Penguin Press, 2005)

I’ll let you know what I think but from reading some excerpts, I’m in love with his writing style!! Of course, of course…white guy writing about art (typical) but I’m attached to Mr. Kimmelman’s ways. He doesn’t know this but he’s helping this POC/WOC* come up in the art world.

Damn, it would be great to meet him one day…

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*Person/People of Color, Women/Woman of Color – Just in case you were wondering…

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Oh, and, Josef, if you’re reading this…THANK YOU for telling me to watch the film. I’m sure I would have found MK’s work somehow researching all these art historians and critics BUT you helped me make it a speedy discovery. 🙂

Got me a sweet new place to roam…