Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving -may your feast be delightful and not cut short by any crazy rushing-off-to-do-shopping.

Cosco and Nordstrom refuse to ruin Thanksgiving and so say all of us

For those in the East Bay who wish to avoid the bridge and BART (and who can blame them), there are lots of choices:

And for those of us in San Francisco, I hardly know where to start. So many good art exhibits, museum shows and even, through SF City Guides, a way to walk off that stuffed feeling: Kristina Quinones, ArtZone 461, Studio Gallery, Green Apple and more.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sofia Carmi and Brent Bushnell-life partners who make art that transcends boundaries.

Another in my sporadic series on artists who manage to survive in San Francisco.

San Francisco is a hard city for artists to survive in, harder now that ever. With apartments renting at $2000 a month and condos selling for five million and up, it’s become a city for the 1%.

But some artists have managed to survive without compromising their vision of making art that transcends boundaries.

Just ask Sofia Carmi and Brent Bushnell who have managed to survive here for decades, with one stint “in exile” in Sacramento.

Monday, November 4, 2013

'David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition' now at the deYoung.

 A longer, more analytical and critical review of the Hockney show at the deYoung. Did I like it? the review and see what you think. Relevant comments are always welcome.