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Anouk Kruithof

Between the normalization of “alternative facts” and the speed with which false information spreads through social media, evidence doesn’t seem to count for much these days. Anouk Kruithof’s “#Evidenc…

Libby Black

Bay Area artist Libby Black’s signature sculptures re-create commodities, frequently luxury goods, using materials like paper, hot glue, and acrylic paint. She places these to-scale renderings of…

“Architecture of Life”

The question of what a particular museum aims to be is, today, so often preceded by the question of who’s behind its design. The recent construction boom among major American art institutions has resu…

G.H. Rothe

Sex can be an experience of coming undone, of being in a body that is slipping out of the controlling forces normally exerted upon it, consciously or otherwise. Aging is also an experience of bodily u…

Maria Guzmán Capron

Cyndi Lauper’s 1984 hit “She Bop” became infamous when the Parent Music Resource Center included it on its “Filthy Fifteen” list of sexually explicit pop songs, for its not-so-veiled lyrical allusions…

Margaret Harrison

However indebted to the practices frequently associated with feminist art of the ’70s, or sympathetic to feminism’s critique of gender and power, “feminist” art today tends to be described as such i…

San Francisco Plays Itself

San Francisco has never been camera shy. Its reputation as perhaps the most photogenic of American cities has been confirmed by the endless representation of its most famous sites and unique topograph…

Jennie Ottinger

Jennie Ottinger’s exhibition “Ibid” reminded me of a Gahan Wilson cartoon in which a painter, busy representing two bare trees as if they were crawling with monstrous bugs and snakes, explains with a…

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